Hartford Stats

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Month: June 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Hartford is the 19th Richest City in America

U.S. median household income increased in 2014 to $53,657, an increase of roughly $600 from the previous year. Still, U.S. incomes have yet to recover to pre-recession levels. Adjusting for inflation, U.S. 2014 median income was still below its 2009 level. Periods of recession and economic boom have an impact on the overall wealth of […]

Connecticut is the 15th Most Expensive State to Drive

After housing, transportation is the average American’s second largest yearly expense. Gasoline, insurance, and car repairs cost the average driver more than $3,000 annually. A number of factors, such as gas prices and road infrastructure, determine the cost of owning and operating a car. These factors vary widely from state to state. To identify the […]

Hartford is Among the Top 15% of Cities Getting the Most Exercise

Working out and remaining active are important components of a healthy lifestyle. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise can help control weight, fight certain diseases and conditions, promote better sleep, and improve mood. The message may be getting through as Americans appear to be exercising more every year. Though awareness of the importance of […]

Hartford is More Stressed-Out Than 85% of American Cities

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States. Although the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession and aggregate income has been rising, many Americans face increasing debt burdens, stagnant wages, and rising poverty levels. According to the American Psychological Association, Americans’ stress levels are trending downward. However, the improvements […]

The Largest Company in Connecticut is General Electric

America’s largest companies tend to be located in major metropolitan areas. New York City alone is home to the headquarters of more than 70 of U.S.’s 1,000 largest public companies, the most of any city in the nation. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual revenues to determine the largest company in every state. All but five […]

Connecticut Has the 5th Least Gun Violence

Violent death is a problem in the United States. Not only are mass shootings seemingly routine, but also U.S. firearm-related homicide and suicide rates are much higher than in other wealthy countries. According to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine this spring, the gun homicide rate in the United States is more […]

Connecticut has the 11th Highest Share of Urban Living

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land area. The proportion of people living in urban areas varies considerably between states. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census to determine the […]

Connecticut Has the 8th Slowest Growing Economy

The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five years, and is a slight improvement on 2014’s 2.2% growth. The economies of all but two states grew in 2015, some substantially more than others, and for a variety of reasons. California and Oregon each grew […]

Connecticut is the 7th Most Expensive State to Fix Your Car

Automobiles are one of the most expensive purchases many Americans make in their lifetimes. A car or truck’s sticker price is only the beginning of this expense, however, as maintenance and repair — both anticipated and otherwise — can be costly. Just how expensive a visit to the mechanic can be varies dramatically depending on […]

Connecticut has the 10th Lowest Share of Smokers

In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health linked for the first time smoking and adverse health outcomes. The pivotal report aimed to shift public opinion on smoking by identifying the dangers of tobacco use. The smoking rate in the United States has fallen precipitously in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% […]

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