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Encyclopedia > Seymour, Connecticut
Seymour, Connecticut
"Panorama From Castle Rock" of Seymour, from a 1905 postcard
"Panorama From Castle Rock" of Seymour, from a 1905 postcard
Coordinates: 41°23′03″N 73°05′13″W / 41.38417, -73.08694
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region The Valley
Incorporated 1850
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First selectman Robert J. Koskelowski
Area
 - City 38.8 km²  (15.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - City 16,144
 - Density 427/km² (1,106/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06478, 06483
Website: http://www.seymourct.org/

Seymour is a town located in western New Haven County,Connecticut, United States. The population was 15,454 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


The town has a train station on the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line of the Metro-North Railroad. The Seymour Metro-North Railroad station serves residents of Seymour, Connecticut via the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line. ... Metro-North Railroads Waterbury Branch is a branch of their New Haven Line, running north from a junction east of Stratford, Connecticut to Waterbury. ... Metro North Railroads New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut southwest to Woodlawn, New York on the Harlem Line, where New Haven Line trains continue south to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. ... The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter rail service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. ...

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Notable people, past and present

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On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Downtown Seymour Historic District — Roughly bounded by the Naugatuck River, Main, Wakeley, and DeForest Streets (added September 25, 1983)
  • Sanford-Humphreys House — 61-63 West St. (added June 11, 1982)
  • Seymour High School and Annex — 100 Bank St. (added December 17, 1983)

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 km² (15.0 mi²). 37.7 km² (14.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (2.67%) 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. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,454 people, 6,155 households, and 4,210 families residing in the town. The population density was 409.5/km² (1,060.6/mi²). There were 6,356 housing units at an average density of 168.4/km² (436.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.75% White, 1.35% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population. 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. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 were 6,155 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $52,408, and the median income for a family was $65,012. Males had a median income of $46,171 versus $32,186 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,056. About 3.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% 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. ...


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External links

  • Town of Seymour
  • Derby Historical Society Web site The society was "Founded April 18, 1946, to serve the Naugatuck Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, & Shelton."

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