New Britain 57 Poor
New Britain Livability #136 ranked city in Connecticut#25,085 ranked city in the USARanks better than 14% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ New Britain Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D New Britain Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than Connecticut
New Britain
1077% more expensive than the US average
12323% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
New Britain cost of living
C- New Britain Crime Total crime is 29% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
2,07517% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4917% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-35%Year over year crime is down
New Britain crime
F New Britain Employment Household income is 42% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$41,84424% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,08726% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%47% higher than the US average
New Britain employment
F New Britain Housing Home value is 42% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$157,30015% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9253% lower than the US average
Home ownership
40%38% lower than the US average
New Britain real estate or New Britain rentals
F New Britain Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
24%52% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
New Britain K-12 schools
D- New Britain User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in New Britain
Overall user rating
50% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
40% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 3 total surveys
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      Living in New Britain, CT

      Located in the state of Connecticut, New Britain is a moderately-sized city with a population of 72,876 people. In New Britain, there are 5,457 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 71%, the majority of the New Britain population is White; this is followed by 11% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of New Britain are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 32% of the population also speak Spanish.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in New Britain, Connecticut. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in New Britain and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare New Britain to Connecticut and the national average.

      With a livability score of 60 out of 100, New Britain is ranked #23,832 in the United States and #132 in Connecticut. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as New Britain does not rank well for most categories. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. New Britain scores well for amenities (A+). New Britain does not fare well for the following: education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy New Britain on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in New Britain: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain Stadium, and Walnut Hill Park.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in New Britain. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in New Britain are affordable. Median real estate prices in New Britain come in at $157,300, which is 41.6% lower than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In New Britain, the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 0% lower than the Connecticut average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the New Britain area were 6.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3%.

      New Britain transportation information

      StatisticNew BritainConnecticutNational
      Average one way commute20min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.0%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.2%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.8%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The New Britain, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).