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January 2, 2019

CT loses population for fifth straight year

HBJ Photo | Pablo Robles A completed Verna Homes dwelling at Southington's HillCrest Village.

Connecticut is one of nines states that had a smaller population in fiscal year 2017-18, marking a fifth consecutive year of decline, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Nutmeg State had 3,572,665 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 2018, representing a loss of 1,215 residents, or less than a half percent decline. Meantime, the U.S. population increased 0.6 percent due to natural increase of births over deaths and slightly higher international migration.

Connecticut, where population peaked in 2013 at 3,594,915, was the only New England state that recorded a lower population last year.

Other states with declining populations were New York (down 48,510), Illinois (45,116), West Virginia (11,216), Louisiana (10,840), Hawaii (3,712), Mississippi (3,133), Alaska (2,348) and Wyoming (1,197), federal officials said. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, lost 129,848 people, or 3.9 percent, for the year.

Nevada and Idaho were the country’s fastest-growing states last year with population increases of about 2.1 percent. Trailing were Utah (up 1.9 percent), Arizona (1.7 percent) and Florida and Washington (1.5 percent).

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September 11, 2019

Taxes! Just keep going up. On everything. I was recently going to buy tickets to a show and was ok with the sales tax. A bit upset with the handling fee. But when I saw the additional cabaret tax I cancelled. Keep taxing untill people have had enough and move out. Oh! , that's what's happening.

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