Cromwell, Connecticut

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Cromwell, Connecticut
Town
Official seal of Cromwell, Connecticut
Seal
Location within Middlesex County, Connecticut
Location within Middlesex County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°36′35″N 72°39′47″W / 41.60972°N 72.66306°W / 41.60972; -72.66306Coordinates: 41°36′35″N 72°39′47″W / 41.60972°N 72.66306°W / 41.60972; -72.66306
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Midstate Region
Incorporated 1851
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Mertie Terry (R)
Area
 • Total 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2)
 • Land 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,005
 • Density 1,096/sq mi (423/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06416
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-18080
GNIS feature ID 0213414
Website http://www.cromwellct.com/

Cromwell is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States located in the middle of the state. The population was 14,005 at the 2010 census.

The town was named after a shipping boat that traveled along the Connecticut River, which runs along Cromwell. Said ship was named after Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England.[1]

The Roman Catholic Padre Pio Foundation of America is located in Cromwell.

Points of interest[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km2), of which, 12.4 square miles (32 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (4.03%) is water.

A major north/south highway, Interstate 91, with two Cromwell exits, runs through the Town. The Central Connecticut Expressway (Route 9), opened at the end of 1989, enhances the Town's location as it connects I-95 in Old Saybrook, I-91 in Cromwell and I-84, the State's major east/west highway in New Britain.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 14,005 people, 5,212 households, and 3,262 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,038.5 people per square mile (401.1/km²). There were 5,365 housing units at an average density of 432.9 per square mile (167.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.08% White, 3.13% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.19% of the population.

There were 5,212 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was US$60,662, and the median income for a family was $70,505. Males had a median income of $46,223 versus $36,218 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,786. About 1.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2011[4]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 3,156 148 3,304 34.83%
  Republican 1,919 77 1,996 21.04%
  Unaffiliated 3,924 166 4,090 43.12%
  Minor Parties 86 10 96 1.01%
Total 9,085 401 9,486 100%

Cromwell Public Schools[edit]

There are 4 public schools in Cromwell: Edna C. Stevens Elementary School (K-2), Woodside Intermediate School (3-5), Cromwell Middle School (6-8), and Cromwell High School (9-12).

Notable People[edit]

New York City "psycho swing" and ska band Tri-State Conspiracy features two natives of Cromwell, CT: Jeff Paris on trumpet/lead vocals and Craig Baratta on alto saxophone [5]

Actor and Film Producer David Gere was born and raised in Cromwell and attended Cromwell High School, class of 1993. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crofut, Florence S. Mary. Guide to the History and Historic Sites of Connecticut, Vol. 2, pg. 469. Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut for the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1937.
  2. ^ "http://www.cromwellct.com/ Town government Web site". 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2011" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://wwww.tristate conspiracy.com
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1020877/

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