Opportunity Zones in Connecticut

Connecticut has 72 designated opportunity zones, including 71 low-income communities, plus 1 non-low-income contiguous tract.

Urban vs. Rural

Connecticut is one of the few states in the country whose opportunity zones urban-to-rural ratio is higher than the statewide ratio. Statewide, 95 percent of Connecticut’s census tracts are urban. And an even higher percentage (99%) of its opportunity zones are located in urban areas.

Urban vs. Rural in Connecticut Opportunity Zones

Connecticut Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Connecticut’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 72 272 833
Low-income communities 71 215 286
Contiguous 1 57 58
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $36,760 $51,389 $79,231
Poverty rate 28.43% 18.91% 11.57%
Unemployment rate 14.78% 11.46% 8.50%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $179,670 $191,207 $309,615
Median rent/month $1,000 $1,071 $1,261
Homeownership 26.61% 48.35% 65.01%
Severe rent burden 32.44% 27.36% 22.85%
Vacancy rate 14.90% 11.31% 9.59%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 31.59% 48.48% 67.18%
Black alone 25.72% 17.63% 10.43%
Hispanic 36.09% 27.10% 15.90%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 3.67% 3.90% 4.09%
Younger than 18 23.48% 22.16% 21.54%
Older than 64 10.85% 12.96% 15.53%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 56.49% 50.46% 38.38%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 18.51% 23.39% 36.96%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 6.94% 1.10% 1.20%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 98.61% 93.01% 93.88%
In a micro area 1.39% 6.99% 6.12%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Connecticut Counties & Cities

List of counties in Connecticut: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Connecticut: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Connecticut

Website: Connecticut Office of the Governor

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Connecticut Fairfield 09001020100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001021400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001021802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001022200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001022300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001043400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001043700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001044100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001070300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001070500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001070600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001073800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001074000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001074300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001074400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001080400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Fairfield 09001210100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003406100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003415300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003415900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003417100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003473800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003496100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003500300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003500400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003502500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003502700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003502800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003503700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003503800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003504900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003510200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003510400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003510500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003510600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003510800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003514500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003514700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003524400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Hartford 09003524600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Litchfield 09005310300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Middlesex 09007541100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Middlesex 09007541600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009125200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009140200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009140300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009141500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009141600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009142200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009142300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009142400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009154100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009154500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009165500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009170100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009170200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009170900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009345100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009350100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009350500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009351500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New Haven 09009351700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011690500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011690700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011696700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011696800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011697000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011870200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut New London 09011870300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Tolland 09013881300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Windham 09015800600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Connecticut Windham 09015903100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015