This all arrives from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Approximately 3,578,097 individuals call Connecticut home (that is approximately 1% of the nation). Hey, it's a very small state.
77% of the state is White, 10% Black, 4% Asian, and 8% other. With this said, almost 20% speak a language other than English at home.
The average person commutes 25 minutes to work (probably, in my opinion, less that four miles. The traffic is that ridiculous).
Now get this: The average price of an occupied home in Connecticut is about $300,000. Yeah, right. Interesting, however, the median income or homeowners is $66,7000 dollars and for non-home owners is $35,000. My read is that most people can not afford to live here. This might explain why 10% of the state lives below poverty.
My analysis...this space is not the reality of the rest of the United States. Only one reality.