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Andover, Connecticut
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church
Official seal of Andover, Connecticut
Seal
Location in Tolland County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Tolland County and the state of Connecticut.
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Coordinates: 41°43′58″N 72°22′29″W / 41.73278°N 72.37472°W / 41.73278; -72.37472Coordinates: 41°43′58″N 72°22′29″W / 41.73278°N 72.37472°W / 41.73278; -72.37472
Country  United States
U.S. state  Connecticut
County Tolland
Metropolitan area Hartford
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
Area
 • Total 15.7 sq mi (40.7 km2)
 • Land 15.5 sq mi (40.0 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation
400 ft (122 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,303
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06232
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-01080
GNIS feature ID 213382

Andover is a rural town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3,303 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.7 square miles (41 km2), of which, 15.5 square miles (40 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.53%) is water. Most of the water of that is Andover Lake.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 500
1860 517 3.4%
1870 461 −10.8%
1880 428 −7.2%
1890 401 −6.3%
1900 385 −4.0%
1910 371 −3.6%
1920 389 4.9%
1930 430 10.5%
1940 560 30.2%
1950 1,034 84.6%
1960 1,771 71.3%
1970 2,099 18.5%
1980 2,144 2.1%
1990 2,540 18.5%
2000 3,036 19.5%
2010 3,303 8.8%
2014 (est.) 3,272 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita incomeAs of the 2010 United States Census Andover had a population of 3,304. The racial composition of the population was 95.9% white, 1.1% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.5% from some other race and 1.2% reporting two or more race. 1.6% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

At the 2000 census there were 3,036 people, 1,150 households, and 861 families living in the town. The population density was 196.4 people per square mile (75.8/km2). There were 1,198 housing units at an average density of 77.5 per square mile (29.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.64% White, 0.92% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55%.

Of the 1,150 households 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.0% of households were one person and 5.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median household income was $92,822, and the median family income was $45,234. Males had a median income of $21,543 versus $18,167 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,273. About 2.3% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

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