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Map Connections Among Housing, Transit and Population Change

Partnership for Strong Communities

A new, interactive map prepared by Partnership for Strong Communities allows users to explore how housing costs vary across the state, along with the availability of affordable housing, the projected change in school-aged population over the next twenty years and access to transit stations. The map, developed with the assistance of Trinity College staff and students, provides town-level data and lets users select from a variety of indicators, including:

  • Percentage of housing stock that is affordable
  • Projected change in school-aged population from 2015-2025
  • Median gross rent
  • Median owner costs
  • Median home value
  • Transit stations, including Metro-North, Shoreline East, Amtrak and CTfastrak

The map indicates that many of the towns expected to experience significant declines in their school-aged population also lack the affordable and reasonably-priced housing options that might be attractive to Baby Boomers wishing to downsize and Millennials looking for an apartment or their first home. In addition, the map includes the option to add or remove the location of transit stations, an amenity that may bring increasing value to many of Connecticut’s cities and towns given its appeal to Millennials and Baby Boomers.
Sources of the data used in the map include the 2008-12 American Community Survey, CT State Data Center Population Projections, the 2013 Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals List (compiled by the CT Dept. of Housing) and CT Dept. of Transportation.

Click here to access the map. 

To learn more, contact Partnership’s Diana Deng, Policy and Communications Analyst,


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