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Encyclopedia > Windham County, Connecticut
Windham County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Statistics
Formed 1726
Seat
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,351 km² (521 mi²)
1,328 km² (513 mi²)
23 km² (9 mi²), 1.67%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

109,091
82/km² 

Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of 2000, the population was 109,091. Image File history File links Map_of_Connecticut_highlighting_Windham_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. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... 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 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 entire county is within the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, as designated by the National Park Service.

Contents

Government

County level government in the state of Connecticut was abolished in 1960. All government affairs and services are administered by either the state or local municipality.


The office of county high sheriff was abolished by constitutional referendum in 2000. All former functions of the county sheriff's office are now carried out by the state marshall's service.


Transportation

Major highways through Windham County include Interstate 395, which runs north-south from the New London County line at Plainfield to the Massachusetts state line at Thompson. The southern part of I-395 is part of the Connecticut Turnpike, which branches off the interstate in Killingly and runs east-west from I-395 exit 90, to US Route 6 at the Rhode Island state line.


Other north-south routes include State Route 12, which parallels I-395 through many local communities, State Route 169, a National Scenic Byway traveling through rural communities from the New London County line in Canterbury to the Mass. state line in Woodstock.


State Routes 89,198, 97, 21, and 49, are other north-south corridors.


Major east-west routes are US Route 44, from the Tolland County line at Ashford to the Rhode Island state line at Putnam, and US Route 6, from the Tolland County line at Windham to the Rhode Island state line at Killingly. US Route 6 has short expressway segments in Windham and Killingly.


State Routes 14, 101, 171, and 197 are other east-west corridors.


Geography

Bison Farm
Bison Farm

There are no incorporated cities in Windham County. There is one incorporated borough, Danielson. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 311 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Windham County, Connecticut Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 311 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Windham County, Connecticut Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used...


Two areas formerly incorporated as cities were re-organized as Special Service Districts, Willimantic (1983) and Putnam (1984).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,351 km² (521 mi²). 1,328 km² (513 mi²) of it is land and 23 km² (9 mi²) of it (1.67%) 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Providence County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... Kent County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... 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. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 109,091 people, 41,142 households, and 28,223 families residing in the county. The population density was 82/km² (213/mi²). There were 43,959 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.27% White, 1.87% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 7.09% 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), 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 (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 41,142 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $45,115, and the median income for a family was $52,490. Males had a median income of $38,319 versus $26,745 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,443. About 5.70% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 7.10% 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, boroughs, and villages*

* Boroughs are incorporated portions of one or more towns with separate borough councils, zoning boards, and borough officials. Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Ashford is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Brooklyn town hall Brooklyn is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. ... East Brooklyn is a census-designated place and census district located within the town of Brooklyn in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Canterbury is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Chaplin is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Eastford is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Hampton is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Killingly is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Danielson is a borough located in Windham County, Connecticut, within the town of Killingly. ... Plainfield is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Moosup is one of the four villages of Plainfield, Connecticut and a census-designated place located in Windham County. ... Plainfield Village is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Wauregan is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,085. ... Pomfret is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... The Putnam Town Hall Bell is now located in Rotary Park. ... Putnam District is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Scotland is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Sterling is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Thompson is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... North Grosvenor Dale is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Quinebaug is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Windham is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. ... South Windham is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Willimantics town hall sports a Victorian-era clock tower. ... Woodstock is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... South Woodstock is a census-designated place located in Windham County, Connecticut. ...


External link

  • National Register of Historic Places listing for New London Co., Connecticut
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 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. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part 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. ...

 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: NECTA Hartford Region Midstate Region Incorporated (town) 1651 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1923 Government type Mayor-council 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: NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen 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:
 
Windham County, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,115, and the median income for a family was $52,490.
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