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West Simsbury, Connecticut
Eggs sign at Flamig Farm in West Simsbury
Eggs sign at Flamig Farm in West Simsbury
West Simsbury, Connecticut is located in Connecticut
West Simsbury, Connecticut
West Simsbury, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
West Simsbury, Connecticut is located in the United States
West Simsbury, Connecticut
West Simsbury, Connecticut
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Connecticut
County Hartford
Town Simsbury
Area
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
323 ft (98 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,447
 • Density 563/sq mi (217.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06092
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-83990
GNIS feature ID 2377881

West Simsbury is a census-designated place (CDP) and section of the town of Simsbury in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population of the CDP was 2,447 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.3 km2), all land.

Demographics

West Simsbury Fire Station
West Simsbury Fire Station

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,395 people, 745 households, and 659 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 548.6 people per square mile (211.6/km2). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 174.8 per square mile (67.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.58% White, 0.67% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 745 households, out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $154,765.The per capita income for the CDP in 2012 was $69,036. None of the families and 1.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.6% of those over 64.

Landmarks

Tulmeadow Farm - Founded in 1978, Tulmeadow Farm is now best known for its home-made ice cream. With the help of the Simsbury Land Trust, much of Tulmeadow Farm's farmland is protected from future development.

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