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Encyclopedia > Wolcott, Connecticut
Wolcott, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°36′04″N 72°58′30″W / 41.60111, -72.975
NECTA Waterbury
Region Central Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated 1796
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Thomas G. Dunn
Area
 - City 54.6 km²  (21.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 16,228
 - Density 307/km² (795/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06705, 06716
Website: http://www.wolcottct.com/

Wolcott is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population is estimated to be just over 16,000 people. Image File history File links US-CT-Wolcott. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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... Mr. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


Wolcott was founded in 1796 and was originally named Farmingbury. It is primarily residential. Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.7 km² (21.1 mi²). 52.9 km² (20.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (3.22%) 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 15,215 people, 5,414 households, and 4,249 families residing in the town. The population density was 287.5/km² (744.7/mi²). There were 5,544 housing units at an average density of 104.8/km² (271.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.23% White, 1.24% Black, 0.14% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% 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 5,414 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $61,376, and the median income for a family was $67,582. Males had a median income of $45,682 versus $31,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,018. About 1.0% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% 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 residents

  • Amos Bronson Alcott, (1799-1888), born in Wolcott, teacher, writer, and founder of the utopian community "Fruitlands"[2]
  • William Andrus Alcott, (1798-1859), born in Wolcott, teacher and noted author of over 100 books[2]
  • Seth Thomas (1785-1859), famous clock maker born in Wolcott

Amos Bronson Alcott (November 29, 1799–March 4, 1888) was an American teacher and writer. ... Fruitlands was a transcendentalist utopia created by Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane in 1844. ...

Wolcott Public Schools

There are five public schools within the Wolcott Public Schools system:


Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K - 5):


-Alcott - Mascot is "All Star"


-Frisbie - Mascot is "Bee"


-Wakelee - Mascot is "Wildcat"


Middle Schools (Grades 6-8):


-Tyrrell Middle School (TMS) - Mascot is "Tornado"


High Schools (Grades 9-12):


-Wolcott High School (WHS) - Mascot is "Eagle"


All of the elementary schools offer a latchkey program, though the latchkey program is traditionally run at Wakelee Elementary School.


References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ a b (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

  • Town of Wolcott
  • Wolcott Historical Society
  • Northwest Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Wolcott Public Schools


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