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 Poke 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

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: Public domain

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

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

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

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: Public domain

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: Public domain

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

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

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

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

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

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