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Connecticut’s Population and Migration Trends: A Multi-Data Source Dive (Office of Policy and Management)

May 1, 2017

This report examines whether the common narrative that "young people” and the “wealthy” are leaving Connecticut is substantiated by the data. The report examines a variety of publicly available data sources to ascertain Connecticut's migration trends and answer the following questions:

  1. What is driving Connecticut’s recent population declines?
  2. Is Connecticut unique in these declines?
  3. Who is migrating in and out from Connecticut on three dimensions - age, educational attainment, and income?

This report does not make any assertions toward why people are migrating in and out of Connecticut.


Srivastava, M., & Riordan-Nold, M. (2017). Connecticut's Population and Migration Trends: A Multi-Data Source Dive. Hartford, CT: State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management. Retrieved from


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