Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Connecticut is known as the constitution state, the nutmeg state and the land of steady habits. The state played a pivotal role in the development of the Federal Government of the United States of America. Connecticut state was the 5th state admitted to the union on January 9, 1788. 

Talking about its geographic location, it is the south-most state in New England. The New England region comprises six states in the north eastern United State entailing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

The name of the state came after the Connecticut River. Initial settlers in Connecticut were Dutchmen. Moreover,  Connecticut is the third smallest state by area and the 29th most populous and the fourth-most densely populated of the fifty states.

Hartford is the state’s capital and fourth-largest city but its most populous city is Bridgeport. However, some of the popular destinations of Connecticut are New Haven, Hartford, Greenwich, and Stamford. Even though the state is small but has a lot of diversity in it’s terrain comprising Litchfield hills, rolling mountains, horse farms, coastal marshes, beaches and large scale maritime activities.

What about its climate? Well in northern Connecticut mainly climate experiences cold winters with fair snowfall and hot humid summers. Besides, southern and coastal Connecticut has a climate with cool winters, with a mix of rain and infrequent snow and the long hot and humid summers typical of the middle and lower east. 

Connecticut is beautiful. So don’t you want to visit it? Fine, some of the tourist destinations in the state are mystic seaport museum, Foxwoods resort casino, Mohegan Sun, Wadsworth atheneum museum art, the Mark Twain house and museum Gillette castle state park and lake compounce. 

Key Facts:

  • Connecticut Gross Domestic Product as of 2019 is $289 billion. 
  • Connecticut’s Per Capita Income in 2019 was estimated at $79,087. 
  • New Canaan is the wealthiest town in Connecticut with a Per Capita Income of $85,459. However, Hartford is the poorest municipality in Connecticut with a Per Capita income of $13,428 in 2000.
  • The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 3.8 as of 2019. 
  • Finance, insurance and real estate was Connecticut’s largest industry in 2018 as ranked by gross domestic product generating $75.7 billion in GDP that year. 
  • As of 2019, the education, health and social services sector combined had a workforce of 342,600 people.