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Richest state in the nation, but also one where most of the wealth is concentrated. Connecticut is known to most as simply a few wealthy towns in Fairfield County. Most of the state is less rich and unknown to the rest of the U.S, but the people in Fairfield County are so rich that the statistics are skewed. CT's cities are among the poorest in the country. The Capital, Hartford, is the 2nd poorest city with a population over 100,000 in the country and has been on the nation's 25 most dangerous cities list for a decade. New Haven and Bridgeport have also had historically rampant crime, and New Haven was the crack capital of the country in the early 1990s. Poverty and crime are primarily concentrated in these cities and some of their inner ring suburbs (e.g. West Haven; East Hartford; New Britain), but their overall metropolitan areas are among the richest in the nation. Connecticut actually has very little rural land, as the 4th most densely populated state in the U.S., but is rather, undergoing intensive urban sprawl in all its metropolitan areas, especially the Stamford area, where New York City residents are moving.
Much like the United States in general, most of Connecticut's money is found in only a few towns.
by Burnsidebro May 26, 2007
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