Middlesex County, CT

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2020 Population
162,742
0.191% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.8
0.219% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.07%
1.83% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$84,907
1.15% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$293,300
2.27% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
87,330
1.05% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Middlesex County, CT had a population of 163k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $84,907. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Middlesex County, CT declined from 163,053 to 162,742, a −0.191% decrease and its median household income declined from $85,898 to $84,907, a −1.15% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%).

None of the households in Middlesex County, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Middlesex County, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County, CT are Wesleyan University (1,194 degrees awarded in 2020), Middlesex Community College (391 degrees), and Holy Apostles College and Seminary (177 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Middlesex County, CT was $293,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Middlesex County, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex County, CT was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Middlesex County, CT is home to a population of 163k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.82% of Middlesex County, CT residents were born outside of the country (12.7k people).

In 2020, there were 17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (135k people) in Middlesex County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.97k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
96.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Middlesex County, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex County, CT was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    135k ± 406
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.97k ± 358
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.06k ± 649
6.41%
Hispanic Population
10.4k people

In 2020, there were 17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (135k people) in Middlesex County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.97k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.41% of the people in Middlesex County, CT are hispanic (10.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Middlesex County, CT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    43,218 ± 5,073 people
  2. Jamaica
    38,363 ± 4,783 people
  3. Mexico
    27,422 ± 4,050 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 43,218 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 38,363 and Mexico with 27,422.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.82%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people
7.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people

As of 2020, 7.82% of Middlesex County, CT residents (12.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex County, CT was 7.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,375 ± 343
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,521 ± 293
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,007 ± 221

Middlesex County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Middlesex County, CT employs 87.3k people. The largest industries in Middlesex County, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,230 people), Educational Services (10,159 people), and Manufacturing (9,388 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,996), Finance & Insurance ($80,174), and Public Administration ($78,176).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,821. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

87.3k
2020 Value
± 2,329
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± 3.58%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Middlesex County, CT declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 88.3k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex County, CT, are Management Occupations (10,758 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,806 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex County, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

87.3k
2020 Value
± 2,329
−1.05%
1 Year decline
± 3.58%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Middlesex County, CT declined at a rate of −1.05%, from 88.3k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex County, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,230 people), Educational Services (10,159 people), and Manufacturing (9,388 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex County, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,732
Median earning men ± $1,737
$44,992
Median earning women ± $2,464

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($86,789), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,909), and Information ($79,734).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($71,912), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,149), and Manufacturing ($63,964).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,777
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,072
    Manufacturing
  3. 989
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.72M
    Manufacturing
  2. $2.3M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $557k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23B
  2. $17.5B
  3. $13.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($17.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($13.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$192B
2020 Value in Connecticut
$344B
Projected 2050 Value in Connecticut
79.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $192B. This is expected to increase 79.4% to $344B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $33.8B
  2. $20.1B
  3. $8B

In 2020, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $33.8B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.1B and New Jersey and $8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Middlesex County, CT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Middlesex County, CT awarded 1,846 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County, CT in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,537 male students and 3,363 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex County, CT are White (1,033 and 63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (213 and 13.1%), Asian (109 and 6.71%), and Unknown (104 and 6.4%).

The largest universities in Middlesex County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Wesleyan University (1,194 and 64.7%), Middlesex Community College (391 and 21.2%), and Holy Apostles College and Seminary (177 and 9.59%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County, CT are General Psychology (107 and 5.8%), General Political Science & Government (103 and 5.58%), and Massage Therapy (84 and 4.55%).

The median tuition cost in Middlesex County, CT for private four year colleges is $33,863.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Middlesex County, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 20.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,900 (43% men and 57% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 5,900 students enrolled in Middlesex County, CT, 43% men and 57% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,432 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 71 degree-majors awarded
  2. 100 degree-majors awarded
  3. 94 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesex County, CT was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 71 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Middlesex County, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,194 degrees awarded
  2. 391 degrees awarded
  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wesleyan University with 1,194 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 802 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex County, CT, which is 0.768 times less than the 1,044 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,033 degrees mean that there were 4.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 213 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,863) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($492) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.745% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (772k), Bachelors Degree (604k), and Some college (553k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex County, CT was $293,300 in 2020, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $286,800 to $293,300, a 2.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Middlesex County, CT is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Middlesex County, CT have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Middlesex County, CT is $84,907. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex County, CT was Census Tract 5851 with a value of $130,635, followed by Census Tract 5414.01 and Census Tract 5601, with respective values of $124,583 and $123,644.

In 2021, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Middlesex County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.29%.

Property

$293,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,025
$49,826
Median Property Taxes
±$1,330

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Middlesex County, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Middlesex County, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2020
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.5% of the housing units in Middlesex County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5851
  2. Census Tract 5414.01
  3. Census Tract 5601

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex County, CT was Census Tract 5851 with a value of $130,635, followed by Census Tract 5414.01 and Census Tract 5601, with respective values of $124,583 and $123,644.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Middlesex County, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,907
Median Household Income
± $2,396
67.8k
Number of Households
± 1,959

In 2020, the median household income of the 67.8k households in Middlesex County, CT declined from $84,907 from the previous year's value of $85,898.

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Middlesex County, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2020 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2020, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.345% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.18%)
  3. Carpooled (5.93%)

In 2020, 80.3% of workers in Middlesex County, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.18%) and those who carpooled to work (5.93%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex County, CT have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Middlesex County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex County, CT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Middlesex County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.29%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex County, CT (11.1k out of 158k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex County, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.2% of the children was living in poverty in Middlesex County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 110 in Middlesex County, CT. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.02 per 100,000 population.

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96.7% of the population of Middlesex County, CT has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.947% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Connecticut was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, CT see 1402 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.497% decrease from the previous year (1409 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1279 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Connecticut, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,402 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, CT

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, CT see an average of 1,402 patients per year. This represents a 0.497% decrease from the previous year (1,409 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Middlesex County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Connecticut across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 42.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.25%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.947%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex County, CT grew by 1.44% from 3.21% to 3.25%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 19.7 in Middlesex County, CT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.9% in Middlesex County, CT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.09% in Middlesex County, CT.

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