FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Middlesex County, Connecticut
Middlesex County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Middlesex County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Statistics
Formed
Seat N/A
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,137 km² (439 mi²)
956 km² (369 mi²)
181 km² (70 mi²), 15.90%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

155,071
162/km² 

Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of 2000 the population was 155,071. Image File history File links Map_of_Connecticut_highlighting_Middlesex_County. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


As is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government, and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources, i.e. water, gas, etc. However, Middlesex County is merely a group of towns on a map, and has no particular authority.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,137 km² (439 mi²). 956 km² (369 mi²) of it is land and 181 km² (70 mi²) of it (15.90%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The terrain trends from mostly level along the Connecticut River and Atlantic coast to gently rolling uplands away from them. The highest elevation is close to a triangulation station in Meshomasic State Forest located at 916 feet (279 m) above sea level; the lowest point is sea level. The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... An Ordnance Survey benchmark A C&GS benchmark disk Typical C&GS triangulation station A benchmark is a point of reference for a measurement. ...


Middlesex County is also the home of Wadsworth Falls. Wadsworth Falls Wadsworth Falls is located in Middlefield, Connecticut in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ...


Adjacent Counties

Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 155,071 people, 61,341 households, and 40,607 families residing in the county. The population density was 162/km² (420/mi²). There were 67,285 housing units at an average density of 70/km² (182/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.28% White, 4.42% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 3.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 61,341 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $59,175, and the median income for a family was $71,319. Males had a median income of $48,341 versus $35,607 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,251. About 2.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.00% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and villages*==

* Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Chester is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Chester Center is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Clinton is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,094. ... Cromwell is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... Deep River is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Deep River Center is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Durham is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... The town of Durham Center, Connecticut does not actually exist. ... East Haddam is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Moodus is a census-designated place (CDP) in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... East Hampton is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Lake Pocotopaug is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Essex is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Essex Village is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Ivorytown, Connecticut is a small village in the town of essex in Middlesex county. ... Haddam is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Higganum is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Killingworth is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... Middlefield is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Rockfall is a village comprising the northern section of the town of Middlefield, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: Counties Middlesex County Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... Fenwick is a borough located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, in the town of Old Saybrook. ... Old Saybrook Center is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Saybrook Manor is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Portland is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Westbrook is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ... Westbrook Center is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. ...


External links

State of Connecticut
 Topics 

Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images  Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ...

 Capital  Hartford
 Regions 

Central Naugatuck River Valley | Gold Coast | Greater Bridgeport | Greater Danbury | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut | Southwestern Connecticut Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 Naugatuck River Valley is located in the western part of Connecticut along the Route 8 corridor and Metro-North railroad line. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut, United States, 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... Greater Danbury, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, is a region in the state of Connecticut centered on the city of Danbury. ... 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 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

 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 U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. 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 U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of 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. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government type Mayor-council Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government type Mayor-council Mayor William T. Stortz Area    - City 26. ... Nickname: The Hat City Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Danbury Region Housatonic Valley Incorporated (town) 1702 Incorporated (city) 1889 Consolidated 1965 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R) Area    - City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: Counties Middlesex County Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... Milford town hall. ... Nickname: Hardware City Location within the state of Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1850 Incorporated (city) 1870 Consolidated 1905 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Area    - City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated (city) 1784 Government type Council-manager City council Margaret Mary Curtin, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, Dep. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City That Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government type Mayor-Board of representatives Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... Nickname: none Location within the state of Connecticut County Litchfield County Mayor Ryan Bingham Area    - City 104. ... Nickname: The Brass City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties New Haven County Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area    - City 28. ... West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ...

 Places 

Towns | Boroughs | Villages | Historic Places | Geography The U.S. state of Connecticut is divided into 169 towns. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Middlesex County, CT (1367 words)
Middlesex County, Connecticut can be considered to have a very highly-educated 2000 population, with 33.8 percent of the population over 25 years old having received at least a Bachelors Degree, according to the Decennial Census of 2000.
Middlesex is reported having a higher percent of highly educated individuals than the State of Connecticut's proportion of 31.4 percent and a higher percent than the average across the nation of 24.4 percent.
Middlesex ranks 5 of 8 counties in terms of population growth in Connecticut and the county ranks 386 of 3,141 counties when calculating the total change in county population across the US.
Middlesex County, Connecticut at AllExperts (543 words)
The racial makeup of the county was 91.28% White, 4.42% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $59,175, and the median income for a family was $71,319.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m