Connecticut Facts for Kids

A Map of the U.S. state Connecticut
  • U.S. State: Connecticut
  • Abbreviation: CT
  • Joined the USA: January 9th, 1788 (5th State)
  • Located: Northeastern United States
  • Capital City: Hartford, CT
  • Most Populated City: Bridgeport, CT

30 Connecticut Facts for Kids

  1. Connecticut is a state in the United States of America.
  2. Connecticut is in the northeastern region of the United States.
  3. Connecticut became a U.S. state on Wednesday, January 9th, 1788.
  4. Connecticut was the 5th state to join the United States.
  5. The U.S. state of Connecticut covers 5,567 square miles.
  6. Connecticut is the 48th largest state by area in the United States.
  7. In 2019, the population of Connecticut was estimated to be 3,565,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. In 2019, Connecticut was the 29th most populated state in the United States
  9. A person who is from or lives in Connecticut is called a Connecticuter.
  10. The capital city of Connecticut is Hartford.
  11. The five most populated cities in Connecticut are Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury.
  12. The largest city by population in Connecticut is Bridgeport.
  13. The largest metropolitan area in Connecticut is the Greater New York Area.
  14. The U.S. state of Connecticut has 8 counties.
  15. The most populated county in Connecticut is Fairfield County with 943,332 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
  16. The largest county by area in Connecticut is Litchfield County with 920 square miles.
  17. The highest elevation point in Connecticut is Mount Frissell with a summit 2,379 feet above sea level.
  18. The lowest elevation point in Connecticut is the Long Island Sound at sea level.
  19. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Connecticut is 50.07 inches
  20. Connecticut is the 8th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
  21. The average temperature in the Connecticut is 48 °F.
  22. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut was -37 °F on February 16th, 1943.
  23. A few natural disasters that can affect Connecticut are heat waves, hurricanes, ice storms and blizzards.
  24. Connecticut is in one time zone, Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  25. The USPS abbreviation for Connecticut is CT.
  26. The official state bird of Connecticut is the American robin (Turdus migratorius).
  27. The official state animal of Connecticut is the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).
  28. The official state flower of Connecticut is the mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).
  29. The official state tree of Connecticut is the white oak (Quercus alba).
  30. The official state fossil of Connecticut is the Eubrontes (Eubrontes Giganteus).

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