This report is the second in the series titled The Changing Demographics of Connecticut — 1990 to 2000. In the preceding report, Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages, it was shown that Connecticut's statewide averages, whether in terms of income, poverty, or racial composition, provided a misleading description of the state’s socioeconomics. In this report a more representative description of town demographics is provided. Each town has been assigned to one of five town groups. These five town groups reflect separate and distinct Connecticuts and allow the reader to more easily see the separate socioeconomic trends within the state.
The report is based predominately on data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census.