A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT

Population (1994): 3,275,000 (down 0.4% from 1990), 1.3% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 2,486,000; 1994 turnout, 46%

Median age: 34.4 years

Median household income: $41,097 ($8,833 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5.1% (0.5% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 42% Bush (R): 36% Perot (I): 22%

Congressional delegation: Five Democrats, three Republicans

Nicknamed the "land of steady habits," Connecticut lives up to its billing: all eight of its congressional delegates won their last re-election campaign. The wealthiest state (per capita) in the U.S., its economy relies on defense: nuclear submarines, airplane engines and helicopters are produced...

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