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Income/capita 26%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 47%
IndexNew BritainConnecticutNational
Income per capita$22,087$39,906$29,829
Median household income$41,844$71,755$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,906$94,523$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,912$37,585$35,192
Median earnings male$32,225$46,559$36,919
Median earnings female$26,870$31,943$26,250
Unemployment rate6.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level22.9%10.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in New Britain is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in New Britain is 24% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in New Britain is 47% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in New Britain is 52% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $27,893$41,844$83,688
      City
      $47,831$71,755$143,510
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      New Britain median earnings by income bracket

      New Britain employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.0%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector18.8%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%6.1%
      Wholesale & retail services15.9%12.7%
      Public administration3.4%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.5%
      Education, health & social services16.0%38.4%
      Other27.5%24.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      West Simsbury, CT2,354$148,934169%
      Weatogue, CT3,179$124,621125%
      Simsbury Center, CT5,968$104,82689%
      Durham, CT2,687$103,04986%
      Cheshire Village, CT6,103$99,18679%
      New Britain, CT72,876$41,84424%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rochester Hills, MI72,987$83,50751%
      Boynton Beach, FL72,748$47,94313%
      Atascocita, TX72,713$87,49358%
      Southfield, MI73,055$50,3719%
      Centreville, VA73,084$106,20592%
      New Britain, CT72,876$41,84424%
      Source: The New Britain, CT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).