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Colebrook, Connecticut
Town
Colebrook town hall
Colebrook town hall
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Torrington, CT
Region Litchfield Hills
Incorporated 1779
Area
 • Total 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land 31.5 sq mi (81.5 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,540
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06021
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-16050
GNIS feature ID 0213410
Website www.colebrooktownhall.org

Colebrook is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,471 at the 2000 census. Colebrook was named after Colebrooke, in the English county of Devon; the reason is unknown.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85 km2), of which 31.5 square miles (82 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (4.40%) is water. The Algonquin State Forest is located within the town.

Principal communities

  • Colebrook center
  • North Colebrook
  • Robertsville

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,274
1850 1,317
1860 1,375 4.4%
1870 1,141 −17.0%
1880 1,148 0.6%
1890 1,098 −4.4%
1900 684 −37.7%
1910 557 −18.6%
1920 492 −11.7%
1930 564 14.6%
1940 547 −3.0%
1950 592 8.2%
1960 791 33.6%
1970 1,020 29.0%
1980 1,221 19.7%
1990 1,365 11.8%
2000 1,471 7.8%
2010 1,485 1.0%
Est. 2014 1,445 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,471 people, 566 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.7 people per square mile (18.0/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 20.8 per square mile (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 0.68% African American, 0.61% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 566 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $58,684, and the median income for a family was $64,286. Males had a median income of $42,647 versus $35,987 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,789. About 1.4% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 27, 2015
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Democratic 244 16 260 24.76%
Republican 259 21 280 26.67%
Unaffiliated 449 43 492 46.86%
Minor Parties 17 1 18 1.71%
Total 969 81 1050 100%

Transportation

The town is served by Route 8, Route 182, and Route 183.

Notable locations

  • Rock Hall (Colebrook, Connecticut), listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Camp Jewell YMCA, a YMCA camp

Wind farm siting

Wind Colebrook was a proposal to build the state's first utility scale wind turbine project, for which permitting was ultimately denied.

BNE Energy is cleared to build three wind turbines in Colebrook


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