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Middlebury, Connecticut
Town
Town Hall/Library and Congregational Church, 1910
Town Hall/Library and Congregational Church, 1910
Official seal of Middlebury, Connecticut
Seal
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Waterbury
Region Central Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated 1807
Area
 • Total 18.5 sq mi (47.9 km2)
 • Land 17.8 sq mi (46.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,575
 • Density 409.5/sq mi (158.14/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06762
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-46940
GNIS feature ID 0213459
Website www.middlebury-ct.org

Middlebury is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,575 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.5 square miles (48 km2), of which 17.8 square miles (46 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), or 3.79%, is water.

Towns that border Middlebury are Southbury, Woodbury, Watertown, Waterbury, Naugatuck and Oxford.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 838
1850 763
1860 664 −13.0%
1870 696 4.8%
1880 687 −1.3%
1890 566 −17.6%
1900 736 30.0%
1910 836 13.6%
1920 1,067 27.6%
1930 1,449 35.8%
1940 2,173 50.0%
1950 3,318 52.7%
1960 4,785 44.2%
1970 5,542 15.8%
1980 5,995 8.2%
1990 6,145 2.5%
2000 6,451 5.0%
2010 7,575 17.4%
Est. 2014 7,591 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,451 people, 2,398 households, and 1,832 families residing in the town. The population density was 363.4 people per square mile (140.3/km²). There were 2,494 housing units at an average density of 140.5 per square mile (54.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.12% White, 0.36% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 2,398 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $70,469, and the median income for a family was $81,370. Males had a median income of $51,925 versus $37,104 for females. The per capita income for the town was $33,056. About 2.3% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of July 2006, it is estimated that there are 7,132 (+10.6% from 2000) people in Middlebury. From 2000 to 2005, the estimated median income has risen to $77,300 (+9.7%). The estimated median home & condo value has risen to $321,100 (+61.7%).

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 25, 2005
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Republican 2,406 63 2,469 50.50%
Democratic 873 22 895 18.31%
Unaffiliated 1,402 112 1,514 30.97%
Minor Parties 10 1 11 0.22%
Total 4,691 198 4,889 100%

Culture and notable features

  • Josiah Bronson House, built in 1738 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982
  • Quassy Amusement Park, (1908–present), one of the nation's oldest amusement parks in continuous operation

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