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Warren, Connecticut
Warren Congregational Church
Warren Congregational Church
Official seal of Warren, Connecticut
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Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Country  United States
U.S. state  Connecticut
County Litchfield
Region Northwest Hills
Incorporated 1786
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
Area
 • Total 27.6 sq mi (71.4 km2)
 • Land 26.3 sq mi (68.1 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation
1,257 ft (383 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,351
 • Density 51/sq mi (19.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06754 06777
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-79510
GNIS feature ID 0213523

Warren is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,351 at the 2020 census. The town was named for Revolutionary War General Joseph Warren.

On July 1, 2006, businessman Joseph Cicio placed most of Warren's commercial district on eBay for $5,000,000.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.6 square miles (71.4 km²), of which, 26.3 square miles (68.1 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it (4.54%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 875
1850 830
1860 710 −14.5%
1870 673 −5.2%
1880 639 −5.1%
1890 477 −25.4%
1900 432 −9.4%
1910 412 −4.6%
1920 350 −15.0%
1930 303 −13.4%
1940 328 8.3%
1950 437 33.2%
1960 600 37.3%
1970 827 37.8%
1980 1,027 24.2%
1990 1,226 19.4%
2000 1,254 2.3%
2010 1,461 16.5%
2020 1,351 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,254 people, 497 households, and 353 families living in the town. The population density was 47.7 people per square mile (18.4/km2). There were 650 housing units at an average density of 24.7 per square mile (9.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.93% White, 0.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 497 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% 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 2.97.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,798, and the median income for a family was $66,563. Males had a median income of $50,469 versus $35,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,801. About 2.8% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Connecticut Route 45 is the main north–south highway, while Connecticut Route 341 is the main east–west highway in the town. Route 45 leads north 5 miles (8 km) to U.S. Route 7 in Cornwall and south the same distance to New Preston, while Route 341 leads southeast 5 miles to U.S. Route 202 at Woodville and west 8 miles (13 km) to Kent.

Notable people

  • Herbert Abrams (1921–2003), portrait artist
  • Lorenzo Carter (1767–1814), the first permanent settler of Cleveland, Ohio; born in Warren
  • Charles Finney (1792–1875), Presbyterian minister, leader in the Second Great Awakening; born in Warren
  • Miloš Forman (1932–2018), film director; lived in Warren with his wife, Martina Forman, an author
  • Morton Gottlieb (1921–2009), theatrical and film producer
  • Cleve Gray (1918–2004), painter
  • Francine du Plessix Gray (1930–2019), writer
  • Philip Roth (1933–2018), writer; maintained a house in Warren
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