Demographics

Estimated Population of Windsor as of July 1, 2009       29,014 
     
     
     
Source:  Estimated Populations in Connecticut as of July 1, 2000.  Hartford:  Connecticut Department of Public Health, Division of Health Information Systems & Reporting, September 2001.
     
      
     
Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights:
     
General Characteristics  Number Percent
Total population 28,275 100
Male 13,369 47.3
Female 14,906 52.7
Median age (years) 39.8 (X)
Under 5 years 1,694 6
18 years and over 21,308 75.4
65 years and over 4,095 14.5
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
One race 27,603 97.6
White 18,392 65
Black or African American 7,681 27.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 45 0.2
Asian 887 3.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8 0
Some other race 590 2.1
Two or more races 672 2.4
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,405 5
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
Household population 27,685 97.9
Group quarters population 590 2.1
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
Average household size 2.61 (X)
Average family size 3.1 (X)
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
Total housing units 10,914  
Occupied housing units 10,591 97
Owner-occupied housing units 8,506 80.3
Renter-occupied housing units 2,085 19.7
Vacant housing units 323 3
     
Social Characteristics Number Percent
Population 25 years and over 19,545  
High school graduate or higher 17,135 87.7
Bachelor's degree or higher 6,043 30.9
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 2,714 12.8
Disability status (population 5 years and over) 4,121 15.9
Foreign born 3,324 11.8
Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 6,354 60.9
Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 6,314 52.3
Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 3,419 12.9
     
Economic Characteristics Number Percent
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 15,507 69.9
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and older) 21.1 (X)
Median household income in 1999 (dollars) 64,049 (X)
Median family income in 1999 (dollars) 73,064 (X)
Per capita income in 1999 (dollars) 27,633 (X)
Families below poverty level 169 2.2
Individuals below poverty level 1,017 3.7
     
Housing Characteristics Number Percent
Single-family owner-occupied homes 7,951  
Median value (dollars) 142,200 (X)
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)
With a mortgage (dollars) 1,340 (X)
Not mortgaged (dollars) 437 (X)
     
     
     
(X) Not applicable.  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Summary File 1 (SF 1) and Summary File 3 (SF 3)
     
     
     
American Community Survey Demographic Profile Highlights (2005-2009):
     
Selected Social Characteristics Estimate Percent
Average household size 2.64 (X)
Average family size 3.12 (X)
Population 25 years and over 19,531  
High school graduate or higher (X) 94.00%
Bachelor's degree or higher (X) 36.60%
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 2,527 11.40%
Foreign born 4,629 16.10%
Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 6,348 57.30%
Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 6,341 51.70%
Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 3,741 13.80%
     
Selected Economic Characteristics Estimate Percent
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 17,017 74.10%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 19.4 (X)
Median household income (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) 79,294 (X)
Median family income (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) 89,673 (X)
Per capita income (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) 35,302 (X)
     
Selected Housing Characteristics Estimate Percent
Total housing units 11,154  
Occupied housing units 10,752 96.40%
Owner-occupied housing units 8,886 82.60%
Renter-occupied housing units 1,866 17.40%
Vacant housing units 402 3.60%
Owner-occupied homes 8,886  
Median value (dollars) 234,100 (X)
Median of selected monthly owner costs    
With a mortgage (dollars) 1,801 (X)
Not mortgaged (dollars) 623 (X)
     
     
     
Source:U.S.Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey
     
     
     
Ancestry of Windsor Residents (2005-1009)
     
     
     
Ancestry Estimated Estimated
   
Number Percentage
Irish 3,888 13.52%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) 3,496 12.16%
Italian 3,001 10.44%
English 2,736 9.52%
German 2,335 8.12%
Polish 2,158 7.51%
French (except Basque) 1,645 5.72%
French Canadian 1,031 3.59%
American 813 2.83%
Scottish 704 2.45%
Sub-Saharan African 471 1.64%
Portuguese 454 1.58%
Portuguese 401 1.39%
Swedish 379 1.32%
Dutch 265 0.92%
Lithuanian 261 0.91%
Scotch-Irish 255 0.89%
Norwegian 239 0.83%
Hungarian 211 0.73%
Arab 198 0.69%
Ukrainian 154 0.54%
Danish 135 0.47%
Welsh 114 0.40%
Slovak 76 0.26%
Swiss 49 0.17%
Czech 46 0.16%
Greek 28 0.10%
     
     
     
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau.  This data is estimated from sample data collected between 2005 and 2009.

 

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