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Killingly, Connecticut
Town
A house on Broad Street
A house on Broad Street
Official seal of Killingly, Connecticut
Seal
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Windham
NECTA Danielson
Region Northeastern Connecticut
Incorporated 1708
Area
 • Total 50.0 sq mi (129.5 km2)
 • Land 48.5 sq mi (125.7 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 17,386
 • Density 358/sq mi (138/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06239, 06241, 06243
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-40500
GNIS feature ID 0213447
Website www.killinglyct.gov
Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,803
1840 3,685
1850 4,543 23.3%
1860 4,926 8.4%
1870 5,712 16.0%
1880 6,921 21.2%
1890 7,027 1.5%
1900 6,835 −2.7%
1910 6,564 −4.0%
1920 8,178 24.6%
1930 8,852 8.2%
1940 9,547 7.9%
1950 10,015 4.9%
1960 11,298 12.8%
1970 13,573 20.1%
1980 14,519 7.0%
1990 15,889 9.4%
2000 16,472 3.7%
2010 17,370 5.5%
Est. 2014 17,172 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

Killingly is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 17,370 at the 2010 census. It consists of the borough of Danielson and the villages of Attawaugan, Ballouville, Dayville, East Killingly, Rogers, and South Killingly.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.0 square miles (129 km2), of which, 48.5 square miles (126 km2) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it (2.94%) is water.

Principal communities

  • Attawaugan
  • Ballouville
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Danielson (borough)
  • Dayville
  • East Killingly
  • Elmville
  • Killingly Center
  • Rogers
  • South Killingly

On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Broad Street – Davis Park Historic District — Roughly along Broad Street, from Dorrance Street to Winter Street (added 1998)
  • Daniel's Village Archeological Site (added 1978)
  • Danielson Main Street Historic District — Main Street from Water Street to Spring Street (added 1992). The area features Colonial Revival, Italianate, and other architectural styles.
  • Dayville Historic District — Main and Pleasant Streets (added 1988)
  • Elliottville Lower Mill — Peep Toad Road (added 1982)
  • Old Killingly High School — 185 Broad Street (added 1992)
  • Temple Beth Israel (Danielson, Connecticut) — 39 Killingly Drive (added 2003)

Demographics

See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,370 people, 6,749 households, and 4,528 families residing in the town. The population density was 358.1 people per square mile (137.9/km²). There were 7,592 housing units at an average density of 156.5 per square mile (60.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.1% White, 1.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

The borough of Danielson, as well as the town of Killingly, is also home to a small but significant Laotian community. Both Danielson and Killingly are on the nation's list of top 50 cities with the highest percentage of citizens claiming Laotian ancestry.

Of the 6,749 households: 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,598, and the median income for a family was $68,565. Males had a median income of $49,467 versus $35,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,585. About 8.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registration and party enrolment as of October 25, 2005
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Democratic 2,335 110 2,445 26.40%
Republican 1,543 69 1,612 17.41%
Unaffiliated 4,935 260 5,195 56.10%
Minor parties 8 0 8 0.09%
Total 8,821 439 9,260 100%

Transportation

Danielson Airport is a state owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) northwest of the central business district of Danielson, a borough in Killingly.


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