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Connecticut in United States
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Hartford, Capital of Connecticut

Connecticut is a state located in Northeastern United States. City incorporation requires a Special Act by the Connecticut General Assembly. All cities in Connecticut are dependent municipalities, meaning they are located within and subordinate to a town. However, except for one, all currently existing cities in Connecticut are consolidated with their parent town. Former cities are listed on a separate table below.

Towns in Connecticut are allowed to adopt a city form of government without the need to re-incorporate as a city. Connecticut state law also makes no distinction between a consolidated town/city and a regular town. Bolded city names indicate the state's largest cities, with the most populated being Bridgeport. Population is from 2010 United States Census where available. Windham and Tolland counties is the only counties in Connecticut currently without a single city in it.


City County Population Date chartered as city Date consolidated with town
Ansonia New Haven 18,531 1893 1893
Bridgeport Fairfield 144,229 1836 1889
Bristol Hartford 61,353 1911 1911
Danbury Fairfield 80,893 1889 1965
Derby New Haven 12,903 1893 1893
Groton New London 10,010 1964 Not consolidated
Hartford Hartford 124,775 1784 1896
Meriden New Haven 59,653 1867 1922
Middletown Middlesex 47,481 1784 1924
Milford New Haven 52,759 1959 1959
New Britain Hartford 71,254 1870 1906
New Haven New Haven 129,779 1784 1897
New London New London 27,620 1784 1874
Norwalk Fairfield 85,603 1893 1913
Norwich New London 40,493 1784 1952
Shelton Fairfield 39,559 1915 1915
Stamford Fairfield 122,643 1893 1949
Torrington Litchfield 36,383 1923 1923
Waterbury New Haven 110,366 1853 1902
West Haven New Haven 52,721 1961 1961
Administered by the town of Winchester
Litchfield 7,321 1917 1915

Former Cities

Former City County Date chartered as city Date of disestablishment Disposition
South Norwalk Fairfield 1871 1913 Consolidated with Town and City of Norwalk in 1913.

Now a neighborhood and a taxing district

Rockville Tolland 1889 1965 Consolidated with the Town of Vernon. Now a CDP .
Willimantic Windham 1893 1983 Now a CDP in the town of Windham
Putnam Windham 1895 1984 Now a CDP in the town of Putnam


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