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Our District

Hartford rests along the historic Connecticut River.

The First Congressional District is arguably the most diverse region of Connecticut. Centered around Connecticut’s Capitol City, the first district includes twenty seven cities and towns in Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex Counties with over 700,000 residents.

The Farmington River Railroad Bridge

No matter where you travel in the First District you’re guaranteed to witness a piece of New England history. The first three towns established in Connecticut reside in the First District, providing a look into the history of our state and nation. Whether you’re traveling through one of our many historic districts or visiting one of our renowned museums, you can’t leave the First District without learning about our deep history of innovation, manufacturing, business and education.

Today that legacy of innovation and manufacturing remains part of who we are. Manufacturing is part of our DNA, from the years of Sam and Elizabeth Colt sparking the industrial revolution in Hartford to our strong advanced manufacturing base today. As the perennial insurance capitol of the world, Connecticut also boasts a number of world leaders in the insurance industry, many based right here in the first district.

 Coltsville sits alongside the banks of the Connecticut RiverEach year the First Congressional District graduates thousands of students from one of its many universities, colleges and technical schools. The impressive community college system has also helped many gain the knowledge and skills they need for their future career. Whether you’re a Hawk, Bantam, Cougar or Blue Devil, you can be assured that the education you gain in the First District will help you to improve and expand your future.  

From thriving cities to a rustic countryside, the tradition of cultural, industrial and business diversity in the First Congressional District makes it truly unique. At this critical moment in the history of our state and our nation, the First District of Connecticut remains a beacon of leadership, progress, and achievement.

For More Information

1st District of Connecticut - Interactive Map

If you are looking for our District Office contact information, you can view our Offices page. If you would like to email us, you can send us a message using the form on the contact page.

If you are interested in browsing district-specific population statistics, you can look up Census data for the 1st District.