A town in Connecticut, New Britain has a population of slightly less than 73,000. The city's population, with an average age of just over 37, is younger than most cities in Connecticut. The majority of residents rent in New Britain, and 41% of residents are homeowners. With a relatively reasonable average rent of $935/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Connecticut. Each month, renters in New Britain will save around $213 compared to the state average.
Many New Britain residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $55,000, New Britain workers earn less than the average Connecticut resident. New Britain's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, New Britain has a high number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (26%). Additionally, 12% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
New Britain's average commute time ranks as one of the best in the state at about 22 minutes, 8th-quickest in the state. Many residents (40%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.