These Are The 10 Best Places In Connecticut To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Connecticut where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Connecticut who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Connecticut, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Constitution State:

  1. Groton (Photos)
  2. Derby (Photos)
  3. Ansonia (Photos)
  4. Milford (Photos)
  5. New London (Photos)
  6. Naugatuck (Photos)
  7. West Haven (Photos)
  8. Shelton (Photos)
  9. Middletown (Photos)
  10. New Britain (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Connecticut. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Connecticut in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Connecticut in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Connecticut have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Connecticut.

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1. Groton

Groton, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,348
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.32
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.35
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.42
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.14

2. Derby

Derby, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,837
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.79
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.67
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.43

3. Ansonia

Ansonia, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,128
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.14
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.15
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.14
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.73

4. Milford

Milford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,509
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.16
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.54
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.16
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.95

5. New London

New London, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,536
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.94
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.18
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.73

6. Naugatuck

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,790
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.54
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.28
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.89
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.6

7. West Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 55,290
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.09
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.45
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.09
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.85

8. Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,472
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.99
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.94
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.84

9. Middletown

Middletown, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,424
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.12
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.27
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.36

10. New Britain

New Britain, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 73,095
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.82
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.47
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.82
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.68

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Connecticut where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Connecticut with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. New Britain (Photos)
  2. Bristol (Photos)
  3. Meriden (Photos)
  4. New Haven (Photos)
  5. Hartford (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Connecticut To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Groton 1 9,348
Derby 2 12,837
Ansonia 3 19,128
Milford 4 51,509
New London 5 27,536
Naugatuck 6 31,790
West Haven 7 55,290
Shelton 8 40,472
Middletown 9 47,424
New Britain 10 73,095
Meriden 11 60,616
Bristol 12 60,556
Norwich 13 40,378
Torrington 14 35,774
Norwalk 15 87,214
Hartford 16 125,211
New Haven 17 130,553
Waterbury 18 109,887
Danbury 19 82,781
Stamford 20 125,401
Bridgeport 21 146,680

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