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Lisbon, Connecticut
Town
Official seal of Lisbon, Connecticut
Seal
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Norwich-New London
Region Southeastern Connecticut
Incorporated 1786
Area
 • Total 16.6 sq mi (43.0 km2)
 • Land 16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 328 ft (100 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,338
 • Density 261.3/sq mi (100.88/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06351
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-43230
GNIS feature ID 0213451
Website www.lisbonct.com

Lisbon is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States, 7.3 miles (11.7 km) by road northeast of Norwich. The population was 4,338 at the 2010 census. The town center is also known as the village of Newent. The town school is Lisbon Central School. Lisbon has one of the weakest municipal identity foundations in Connecticut.[how?] It's only postal code, 06351, is Jewett City, Connecticut, which is a village of the town of Griswold, Connecticut and encompasses all of Lisbon and Griswold.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.3 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 2.29%, is water.

The Taft Tunnel carries the Providence and Worcester Railroad through the hills along the Quinebaug River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,159
1850 938
1860 1,262 34.5%
1870 502 −60.2%
1880 630 25.5%
1890 548 −13.0%
1900 697 27.2%
1910 824 18.2%
1920 867 5.2%
1930 1,097 26.5%
1940 1,131 3.1%
1950 1,282 13.4%
1960 2,019 57.5%
1970 2,808 39.1%
1980 3,279 16.8%
1990 3,790 15.6%
2000 4,069 7.4%
2010 4,338 6.6%
Est. 2014 4,342 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,069 people, 1,525 households, and 1,181 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.3 people per square mile (96.6/km²). There were 1,563 housing units at an average density of 96.1 per square mile (37.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.32% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,525 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,149, and the median income for a family was $61,888. Males had a median income of $40,043 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,476. About 1.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 798 31 829 31.63%
Republican 471 20 491 18.73%
Unaffiliated 1,252 49 1,301 49.64%
Minor Parties 0 0 0 0.0%
Total 2,521 100 2,621 100%

Notable locations

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  • Andrew Clark House - built in 1740, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
  • Anshei Israel Synagogue - built in 1936, a rare example of a rural synagogue.
  • Lathrop-Mathewson-Ross House - built in 1761, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
  • John Palmer House
  • Taft Tunnel- Built in 1837, Taft Tunnel is the oldest railroad tunnel in America and continues to serve a line of the Providence and Worcester Railroad.

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