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Cromwell, Connecticut
Town
Official seal of Cromwell, Connecticut
Seal
own  County, Connecticut
own County, Connecticut
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
Region Midstate Region
Incorporated 1851
Area
 • Total 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2)
 • Land 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2016)
 • Total 14,382
 • Density 1,096/sq mi (423/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06416
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-18080
GNIS feature ID 0213414
Website www.cromwellct.com

Cromwell is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States located in the middle of the state. The population was 14,005 at the 2010 census.

The town was named after a shipping boat that traveled along the Connecticut River, which runs along Cromwell. Said ship was named after Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England.

The Roman Catholic Padre Pio Foundation of America is located in Cromwell.

Points of interest

  • On the National Register of Historic Places:
    • Main Street Historic District – roughly bounded by Nooks Hill Rd., Prospect Hill Rd., Wall and West Sts. and New Ln., and Stevens Ln. and Main St.; since October 24, 1985
    • Middletown Upper Houses Historic District – on Connecticut Route 99; Since July 27, 1979
    • Sage-Kirby House – 93 Shunpike Road; since April 29, 1982
  • TPC River Highlands – location of the Travelers Championship, PGA Tour event.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km2), of which, 12.4 square miles (32 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (4.03%) is water.

A major north/south highway, Interstate 91, with two Cromwell exits, runs through the Town. The Central Connecticut Expressway (Route 9), opened at the end of 1989, enhances the Town's location as it connects I-95 in Old Saybrook, I-91 in Cromwell and I-84, the State's major east/west highway in New Britain.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,856
1880 1,640 −11.6%
1890 1,987 21.2%
1900 2,031 2.2%
1910 2,188 7.7%
1920 2,454 12.2%
1930 2,814 14.7%
1940 3,281 16.6%
1950 4,286 30.6%
1960 6,780 58.2%
1970 7,400 9.1%
1980 10,265 38.7%
1990 12,286 19.7%
2000 12,871 4.8%
2010 14,005 8.8%
Est. 2014 14,113 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2010, there were 14,005 people, 5,212 households, and 3,262 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,038.5 people per square mile (401.1/km²). There were 5,365 housing units at an average density of 432.9 per square mile (167.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.08% White, 3.13% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.19% of the population.

There were 5,212 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was US$60,662, and the median income for a family was $70,505. Males had a median income of $46,223 versus $36,218 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,786. About 1.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.4% 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 3,080 113 3,193 33.80%
Republican 1,926 61 1,987 21.03%
Unaffiliated 3,980 187 4,167 44.11%
Minor Parties 94 7 101 1.06%
Total 9,080 368 9,448 100%

Cromwell Public Schools

There are 4 public schools in Cromwell: Edna C. Stevens Elementary School (K-2), Woodside Intermediate School (3-5), Cromwell Middle School (6-8), and Cromwell High School (9-12).


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