New Britain, Connecticut Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The city of New Britain, Connecticut, is the capital of the state. It is located on the Connecticut River about 40 miles from Long Island Sound. Its most pleasant months are September and June, and the coldest is January. Here are some interesting facts about New Britain, Connecticut:

The city is home to 49,479 voting-age residents, and the majority of them are white. Another 10.9% of residents identify as African-American or Native American. About 3.7% of the city's 18-year-old civilian population is a veteran. Overall, veterans make up 5.4% of the adult population in Connecticut. The smallest minority, however, is Hispanic, representing 43.3% of the population.

The state of Connecticut's Department of Public Health Registration Reports are the most accurate source for the city's birth rates. The department takes significant effort to verify the accuracy of these numbers, and data for the city through 2014 are available. While the state-wide rate for teen births decreased from 2006 to 2014, New Britain's percentage remains nearly double the state average. New Britain also has an alarmingly high rate of infant mortality: a third of children born in New Britain are overweight or obese.

The school district of New Britain has an overall low rate of chronic absenteeism. The rate of chronic absenteeism was 24.8% in the 2012-2013 school year, and dropped to 17.9% in 2014-2015. The percentage of families with children under five years in New Britain was 26.4%, which is higher than the state average. This is a particularly concerning statistic considering the city's low rate of positive role models.