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Encyclopedia > Ansonia, Connecticut

Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,554. New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The zip code for Ansonia is 06401. The city has a Metro North train station. The Route 8 Expressway also serves the city. Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ...


The city has extensive manufactures of heavy machinery, electric supplies, brass and copper products and silk goods. Ansonia, Derby, Shelton and Seymour form one of the most important industrial communities in the state. The city, settled in 1840 and named in honor of the merchant and philanthropist, Anson Green Phelps (1781-1853), was originally a part of the township of Derby; it was chartered as a borough in 1864 and as a city in 1893, when the township of Ansonia, which had been incorporated in 1889, and the city were consolidated. The highly successful Ansonia Clock Company started manufacturing Ansonia clocks here in 1851, before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 1878. The original name of the company, however, was retained. 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Ansonia Clock Company Ansonia clocks were made by a clock manufacturing business which started in Ansonia, Connecticut, in 1851 and which moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1878. ... Ansonia Clock Company Ansonia clocks were made by a clock manufacturing business which started in Ansonia, Connecticut, in 1851 and which moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1878. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Ansonia is known for its devotion to its high school football team, the Ansonia Chargers. The Chargers' arch rival come from the town next door, Derby, whose team is called the Derby Red Raiders. The annual Ansonia-Derby game is one of the most important events of the year.


In 2005-2006, the Ansonia school system was subject to negative publicity from television channels based in New Haven and Hartford surrounding the large class sizes in its elementary schools.


Landmarks of Ansonia include the Farrel Company and the American Copper and Brass factories situated along the banks of the Naugatuck River (which bisects the city), the Ansonia Public Library, the Valley YMCA, the Ansonia Armory and many other historic buildings.


Ansonia suffered grevious damage from the Great Flood of 1955, which occurred as a result of Hurricane Diane. Much of the area flanking the river was submerged and many homes and businesses were destroyed. The Maple Street Bridge linking the east and west sides of the city was swept away.


Ansonia is noted for the large concentration of churches, including five Catholic churches, each historically associated with a different ethnic group: Saint Joseph (Polish), Saint Anthony (Lithuanian), Assumption (Irish), Holy Rosary (Italian), and Saints Peter and Paul (Ukrainian). There are also Congregationalist, Methodist, Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Pentacolist, and other denominations.


In recent years Ansonia's Main Street has undergone something of a revival with the arrival of several antique stores.

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Historical Populations

1890 10,342
1900 12,681
1910 15,152
1920 17,643
1930 19,898
1940 19,210
1950 18,706
1960 19,819
1970 21,160
1980 19,039
1990 18,403
2000 18,554
2002 18,739 (estimate)

Sources: Interactive Connecticut State Register & Manual and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) is a common year starting on Monday. ... -1... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²). 15.6 km² (6.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.58% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,554 people, 7,507 households, and 4,977 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,188.0/km² (3,076.3/mi²). There are 7,937 housing units at an average density of 508.2/km² (1,316.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.52% White, 8.42% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.22% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 7.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 7,507 households out of which 31.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% are non-families. 28.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.03. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $43,026, and the median income for a family is $53,718. Males have a median income of $30,747 versus $28,517 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,504. 7.6% of the population and 6.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

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Regions:

Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City is defined by the U.S. Census as the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area based on broad social and economic integration, which is divided into... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

Largest cities:

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Fairfield | Greenwich | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | Naugatuck | New Britain | New Haven | New London | North Haven | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Hartford A typical Street scence in Bridgeport, CT Bridgeport (41n10, 73w12 EST) is the largest city by population in Connecticut, and is located in southeastern Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Bristol is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Hat City Location in the state of Connecticut County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 114. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterfront of Groton, Connecticut looking upriver Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut. ... Motto: Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World or New Englands Rising Star Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Founded Incorporated 1849   County Hartford County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford is a city located in the town of Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Beehive City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... City nickname: The Elm City Location in the state of Connecticut Founded April 24, 1638 County New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... North Haven is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. ... City Motto: The Right Place - The Right Time County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 59. ... Norwich is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... City motto: The City that Works State  - County Connecticut Fairfield Mayor Dannell Malloy Area  - % water 139 km² (52. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...

Counties:

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...


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Encyclopedia: Ansonia, Connecticut (825 words)
The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named.
The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in...
Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut., on the Naugatuck river, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven.
Ansonia, Connecticut - definition of Ansonia, Connecticut in Encyclopedia (411 words)
Ansonia, Connecticut - definition of Ansonia, Connecticut in Encyclopedia
Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut.
Sources: Interactive Connecticut State Register and Manual (http://www.sots.state.ct.us/RegisterManual/regman.htm) and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (http://eire.census.gov/popest/data/cities.php)
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