Data on Connecticut Communities

Find reports about regional demographics, economic opportunity, education, health, quality of life, and happiness.

Eastern CT | Fairfield County | Greater Hartford New Britain | Greater New Haven | Northwest CT and Litchfield County | Waterbury and The Valley Region | CT ALICE Reports | Leadership New England | Arts & Economic Prosperity  


The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, in conjunction with researchers at DataHaven, have developed their first Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern Connecticut. They've examined the conditions affecting women and girls in 5 key areas: economic security, education, workforce development, wellness and wellbeing, and disparities in leadership opportunities.

 

 

 


Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016, is the first comprehensive community indicators report for Fairfield County, covering individual towns and neighborhoods. The report was produced by Datahaven with Fairfield County's Community Foundation and support from major hospitals and government agencies.

 

 

 

For over thirty years Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition has provided Bridgeport with highly valued and comprehensive reports. In the State of the Child in Bridgeport report, you’ll find information on: Juvenile justice and safety; Poverty; Economic insecurity; Early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, and adult education; Health, well-being, and so much more.

 

 

    


The third edition of Metro Hartford Progress Points, driven by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, is the result of collaboration between nine stakeholders representing local government, businesses, nonprofits, academic and philanthropic institutions and organizations, and including the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, committed to making long-term progress in our region. The report includes a timeline of past efforts aimed at addressing the region’s long-standing challenges, not to be disheartening, but instead to highlight where positive changes have been made and how our region remains committed to learning from our collective past while working to create opportunities for all Greater Hartford residents.

 

 

In 1994 the Urban League of Greater Hartford produced the landmark book The State of Black Hartford which, for the first time, provided comprehensive information on the history and issues affecting African and Caribbean-Americans in Hartford. The Urban League has now completed its latest edition of this work, 2016 State of Black Hartford, thanks to a $36,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

 

 

 


The city of New Britain has made significant progress on many key human services issues over the past decade, according to the 2018: A Demographic, Social & Environmental Scan, released by the American Savings Foundation. The comprehensive reports draw together data from a wide variety of sources on more than 50 important indicators, from housing costs to preschool enrollment to high school graduation rates.

 

 


Greater New Haven Community Index 2016The Greater New Haven Community Index contains over 50 new infographics, maps, and tables related to well-being and key economic and social trends that impact the Greater New Haven area. It is the work of DataHaven and a team of regional partners including The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital, government agencies, and community organizations.

 

 

 

The Guilford Community Report 2017 highlights the latest demographic, economic, educational, health, and well-being data and trends for the town. The report was produced by the Guilford Foundation in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and is based on local, state, and federal public data analyzed by DataHaven.

 

 

 

The Branford Community Report 2017 highlights the demographic, economic, educational, health, and well-being trends in Branford. The report was produced by the Branford Community Foundation in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and is based on local, state, and federal public data analyzed by DataHaven.

 

 

 


The city of Waterbury has made significant progress on many key human services issues over the past decade, according to the 2018: A Demographic, Social & Environmental Scan, released by the American Savings Foundation. The comprehensive reports draw together data from a wide variety of sources on more than 50 important indicators, from housing costs to preschool enrollment to high school graduation rates.

 

 

 

Understanding the Valley RegionUnderstanding the Valley Region, was created by DataHaven in partnership with the Valley Community Foundation, Griffin Hospital, and an advisory committee of dozens of organizations based in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Two years in the making, the report relies on data from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as information from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey

 

 


Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has released, Community Crossroads, an extensive research project focused on the demographic composition of their communities – now and in the future – and core community wellbeing indicators, such as housing, employment, education, healthcare and crime. The purpose of the report is to educate community stakeholders and inspire community discourse to help build collaborative strategies to protect and enhance the welfare of our region.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has launched ACloserLook.net, an easy-to-navigate, interactive web resource providing current data, resident perspectives and multimedia stories on the four-county region Berkshire Taconic serves. A digital companion to the foundation's print report of the same name, A CloserLook.net features include an interactive map with at-a-glance profiles of 67 towns; Berkshire, Columbia, northern Dutchess and northwest Litchfield counties; and the BTCF region overall. The data is organized by topic: population, jobs, education, incomes and poverty, and housing. The map also shows public school enrollment data for 30-plus districts. A downloadable PDF of Berkshire Taconic's Plan for the Future, which outlines three new priority areas where the foundation believes philanthropy can make a difference, is also available. Designed to build community knowledge and inspire critical thinking about the region's future, ACloserLook.net will be regularly refreshed with new data and stories.   


The ALICE Report (2014) and ALICE Update: How Child Care Costs Impact Many Connecticut Families (2015) provide snapshots of ALICE—Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed—households in Connecticut and the region. The United Way ALICE Report for Connecticut provides the detailed analysis and data that explains why so many are struggling. Connecticut's United Ways are collaborating with United Ways in five other states to identify and give voice to the people in our communities who work hard and yet face challenges making ends meet ALICE. The 2016 ALICE Multi- State Comparison Executive Summary compares data across 13 states: Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin, and analyzes trends effecting ALICE across the nation.  


Leadership New England, a new study of nonprofit executives and board members in the region, reports that two-thirds (64%) of executives plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, 60% of organizations do not have succession plans, and just one-third of leaders believe they have staff in their organization who can step up into leadership positions. Amoung the funders of the study are CCP members: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Connecticut Community Foundation, The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, and Connecticut Health Foundation.

 


The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, released in late June, was conducted by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and documents the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. Connecticut Office of the Arts and 6 CT regional arts councils participated as study partners and helped to fuel the largest study of its kind. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015, and here in Connecticut in 2015, the Arts and Culture industry supported 23,114 jobs throughout Connecticut, and generated $42,528,000 in state and $29,743,000 in local government revenue.