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Encyclopedia > Southbury, Connecticut
Southbury, Connecticut
Official seal of Southbury, Connecticut
Seal
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°28′25″N 73°14′03″W / 41.47361, -73.23417
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region Central Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated 1787
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First selectman Mark A. R. Cooper
Area
 - City 103.6 km²  (40.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - City 19,677
 - Density 194/km² (503/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06488
Website: http://www.southbury-ct.gov/

Southbury is a town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States north of Oxford and Newtown and east of Brookfield. The population was 18,567 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links US-CT-Southbury. ... 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... 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. ... Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated 1798 Government  - Type Selectman-town meeting  - First selectman August A. Palmer III Area  - City 86. ... Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... It has been suggested that History of Brookfield, Connecticut be merged into this article or section. ...


Southbury is a town comprised of rural country areas,suburban neighborhoods and historic districts. Located a short distance from major business and commercial centers. The town is within 100 miles of New York City and 150 miles of Boston.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.5 km² (40.0 mi²). 101.2 km² (39.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (2.28%) 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. ...


Towns that border Southbury are Middlebury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Oxford and Newtown. Middlebury is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Woodbury is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Roxbury is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Bridgewater is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that History of Brookfield, Connecticut be merged into this article or section. ... Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated 1798 Government  - Type Selectman-town meeting  - First selectman August A. Palmer III Area  - City 86. ... Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,567 people, 7,225 households, and 4,833 families residing in the town. The population density was 183.5/km² (475.4/mi²). There were 7,799 housing units at an average density of 77.1/km² (199.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.34% White, 0.45% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 7,225 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $61,919, and the median income for a family was $81,109. Males had a median income of $62,460 versus $40,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,545. About 1.9% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% 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. ...


Notable people, past and present

  • Philip Evergood (1901–1973), a painter, etcher, lithographer, sculptor, illustrator and writer, resided in town.
  • Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) a famed photographer (and also a minister, author, lecturer, furniture maker) moved his photography studio to a farm in town from New York City in 1899. in 1912, he moved again to Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • Leland Stowe (18991994) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the first to recognize the expansionist character of the German Nazi regime.
  • Ed Sullivan (1901 - 1974), host of a popular television variety show, had a country home in town.

Example Of early Philip Evergood self portrait sketch, Circa 1930s, Private Collection Of L.S. Morgan, St. ... Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. antiquarian. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1650 Incorporated 1700 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  26. ... Leland Stowe, (November 10, 1899 - January 16, 1994) was a US journalist that very early recognized the expansionst character of the German Nazi regime. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Ed Sullivan Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show called The Ed Sullivan Show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. ...

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Southbury, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (510 words)
Southbury is a town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States north of Oxford and Newtown and east of Brookfield.
Southbury is among the fastest growing towns in the state, but not to the liking of many of its residents.
Towns that border Southbury are Middlebury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Oxford and Newtown.
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