New Britain, CT

New Britain profile

Living in New Britain

New Britain is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 72,495 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, New Britain is the eighth largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities, New Britain isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Britain are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Britain is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Britain who work in office and administrative support (10.50%), sales jobs (9.76%), and healthcare suport services (6.31%).

In terms of college education, New Britain is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.85% of adults 25 and older in New Britain have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Britain in 2018 was $24,661, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,644 for a family of four. However, New Britain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Britain is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Britain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in New Britain, accounting for 43.29% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of New Britain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Britain include Polish, Italian, Irish, French, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of New Britain's cultural character, accounting for 19.29% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in New Britain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.