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Census 2010: Suffield

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the results of the 2010 Census for Suffield.

Suffield's total population grew from 13,552 in 2000 to 15,735 in 2010, an increase of 16.1 percent, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Suffield's relative population growth was more than twice that of the state as a whole (4.9 percent) and slightly more than triple the average population growth in Hartford county (4.2 percent).

Ethnic and racial demographics didn't change drastically from 2000 to 2010. The largest percent change was the Asian population, which increased from 127 to 204, a 60 percent increase. That demographic only accounts for one percent of the town's overall population.

The largest increase in numbers was in the Black and African American population, which grew from 942 to 1,229. Blacks and African Americans now account for nine percent of Suffield's total population.

Suffield's total population grew from approximately 12,017 in 2000 to approximately 13,600 in 2010, an increase of 13.1 percent.

MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institute added room for 600 more inmates in 2003, bringing the prison's maximum occupancy to 2,135. The prison's maximum occupancy increased 39 percent because of the addition. The prison currently accounts for 13.5 percent of Suffield's total population.

SUFFIELD CENSUS DATA


Suffield 2000
Suffield 2010 Total 13,552
15,735
White 
12,016
13,499 Black or African American 
942
1,229
American Indian and Alaska Native 
33
24
Asian 
127
204
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 
6
6
Some other race 
340
590
Population of two or more races 322
183
Hispanic or Latino (Cultural designation, may be any race) 642
886

COUNTY AND STATE DATA

 

Connecticut 2000

Connecticut 2010 Hartford County 2000
Hartford County 2010 Total 3,405,565 3,574,097 (+4.9%) 857,183 894,014(+4.2%) White 
2,780,355

2,772,410       (-0.3%)

659,192 647,237 (-1.8%) Black or African American 
309,843 362,296 (+16.9%) 99,936 119,191 (+19.2%) American Indian and Alaska Native 
9,639

11,256 (+16.8%)

1,984

2,387 (+20.3%)

Asian 
82,313 135,565 (+65.0%) 20,775 37,958  (+82.7%) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 
1,366 1,428     (+4.5%) 370 289 (-21.8%)
  Some other race 
147,201 198,466 (+34.8%) 55,127 63,058 (+14.3%) Population of two or more races 74,848 92,676 (+23.8%) 40,914 23,894 (-41.5%) Hispanic or Latino (Cultural designation, may be any race) 320,323 479,087 (+49.6%) 105,576 136,783 (+29.5%)




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