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Connecticut is America’s 3rd Healthiest State

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, have proven more challenging and some have even worsened considerably. Health outcomes differ widely across states, and the likelihood of living a healthy life largely […]

Hartford Residents Live Longer Than Average American

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT metro area, life expectancy is 80.2 years at birth, greater than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Connecticut, […]

Connecticut Among Worst Run States in America

Comparing the quality of governance between states can be challenging. The decisions state governors, legislators, city mayors and other elected officials make can have wide-reaching effects on state residents, and these decisions can sometimes take years to have an impact. Aware of these inherent challenges, 24/7 Wall St. has for seven straight years reviewed the […]

Why Owning a Home is More Common in Hartford

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area, 66.5% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate and the third lowest of any metro area in Connecticut. Young […]

Poverty Rate in Hartford Below National Level

An estimated 9.9% of residents in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than the national poverty rate of 14.7% and roughly similar to the state’s poverty rate of 10.5%. Hartford has the second lowest poverty rate of any Connecticut metro area. A high school education can mean […]

Why Students in Connecticut Graduate College With More Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Why Hartford Residents Spend Less Time Commuting

The average resident of the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area spends 23.9 minutes commuting to work, shorter than both the national average of 26.4 minutes and the statewide average of 26.4 minutes. Hartford residents have the second shortest commute of any metro area in Connecticut. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are […]

Hartford Residents Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 12.8% of adults in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 15.4% statewide smoking rate. The Hartford smoking rate is the lowest in Connecticut. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the […]

Hartford’s Robbery Rate No Higher Than the Average U.S. City

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

Hartford No More Crowded Than the Average City

There are 3,251 people per square mile in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area, lower than the national population density of 6,321 Americans per square mile across all U.S. metro areas. Hartford also has the second lowest population density of any Connecticut metro area. Population density can have a meaningful impact on home prices in […]

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