Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. As of 2000, the population is 136,364. The 2002 population estimate is 141,089.
Counties in Connecticut have no governmental function: all legal power is vested in state and town governments.
Tolland County has the same boundaries as the Tolland Judicial District.
Tolland County is totally incorporated into thirteen towns.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,080 km˛ (417 mi˛). 1,062 km˛ (410 mi˛) of it is land and 18 km˛ (7 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.66% water.
The county is part of the Hartford metropolitan area.
The FIPS code for Tolland County is 009013.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 136,364 people, 49,431 households, and 34,156 families residing in the county. The population density is 128/km˛ (332/mi˛). There are 51,570 housing units at an average density of 49/km˛ (126/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 92.34% White, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 2.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 49,431 households out of which 33.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 23.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 12.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $59,044, and the median income for a family is $70,856. Males have a median income of $46,619 versus $34,255 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,474. 5.60% of the population and 2.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.60% are under the age of 18 and 5.20% are 65 or older.
- Coventry Lake
- South Coventry
- Crystal Lake
- Stafford Springs
- Central Somers
- Hartford County - west
- New London County - south
- Windham County - east
- Hampden County, Massachusetts - northwest
- Worcester County, Massachusetts - northeast
Federal Statistics for Tolland Co. Conn. (http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/09/09013.html)
National Register of Historic Places listing for Tolland Co., Connecticut (http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/CT/Tolland/districts.html)
State parks and Forests in Tolland County (http://dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/tolland.htm)