Tracing the ancestry of residents in each Connecticut town

May 26, 2015 768

by Alvin Chang

Connecticut was settled almost 400 years ago, but events of about 150 years ago seem to have more strongly shaped the current demographics of the state.

A TrendCT analysis of the American Community Survey found that Italy is still the predominant country of ancestry in this state; about 19 percent of residents said their ancestors hailed from Italy. A close second are the Irish, at 16 percent.

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