Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. It played an important role in beginning years of the United States. A number of celebrities have lived in the state, including late actress Katharine Hepburn.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the state:
Connecticut Facts #1:
The capital of the state is Hartford. Hartford, which was incorporated as a city in 1784, has a population of 124,775 people, according to the 2010 United States Census. Although it is the capital city, there are three cities in the states that have larger populations. These cities are Bridgeport, New Haven, and Stamford.
Connecticut Facts #2:
The city with the largest population is Bridgeport. According to the 2010 United States Census, it has an estimated population of 146,425 people. Another interesting fact about the city is that it is the fifth-largest city in New England. Boston, Worcester, Providence and Springfield are the only four cities that have a larger population.
Connecticut Facts #3:
As a whole, the state is wealthy. However, there is a significant gap in wealth between people who live in the cities compared to the people who live in the suburbs. The capital, for instance, is one of the cities in which a number of people suffer from poverty.
Connecticut Facts #4:
A significant area of the state has a humid continental climate. This means that the winters are cold and that the summers are warm.
Connecticut Facts #5:
The most significant ethnic group in regards to population is Italian. Italians comprise of 19.3% of the people who live in the state. Another significant ethic group is Irish. It has been estimated that Irish people comprise of 17.9% of the state’s population.
Connecticut Facts #6:
Connecticut is home to one Ivy League school, Yale University. This university was founded in 1701. It is located in New Haven, which is a city that has a large amount of crime.
Connecticut Facts #7:
The Boston Celtics played some home games at the Hartford Civic Center from 1975 to 1995.
Connecticut Facts #8:
One of the notable tourist attractions in the state is the Mohegan Sun Arena. This arena is the current home of the Connecticut Sun. This arena is located in Mohegan Sun, which is one of the largest casinos in the country. It has an entertainment space of 364,000 square feet.
Connecticut Facts #9:
Another tourist attraction that is worth a visit is the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. This aquarium is notable for its sea lions and Beluga whale exhibits. It is located in the town of Mystic, which is approximately one hour away from Hartford.
Connecticut Facts #10:
The last interesting fact is that there are a number of celebrities who have lived in the state. They include late actor Ernest Borgnine, actress Glenn Close, and late actress Katharine Hepburn.
“City of Hartford,” Hartford.Gov.
“Connecticut,” Connecticut Office of Tourism.
“Connecticut,” Yahoo! Travel.