Immigration in Connecticut

Back • Publication Date: February 28th, 2005

Authors: Joseph Fishkin, M.Phil., Priscilla Canny, Ph.D., and Douglas J. Hall, Ph.D.

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This report finds that Connecticut’s growing population of immigrants will help to counteract what would otherwise be a troublesome demographic and economic trend: the state’s aging population. One in ten Connecticut residents (11% or 367,967 residents) was born outside the United States – the 13th highest percentage in the nation, according to the 2000 Census. An additional 2.7% were born in Puerto Rico. Moreover, between 1995 and 2025, the number of immigrants in the state is expected to double, with an additional 337,000 people coming to the state through international migration.