Lisbon, Connecticut

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Lisbon, Connecticut
Official seal of Lisbon, Connecticut
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°36′14″N 72°00′42″W / 41.60389°N 72.01167°W / 41.60389; -72.01167Coordinates: 41°36′14″N 72°00′42″W / 41.60389°N 72.01167°W / 41.60389; -72.01167
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Norwich-New London
Region Southeastern Connecticut
Incorporated 1786
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Thomas W. Sparkman
 • 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)[1]
 • Total 4,338
 • Density 260/sq mi (100/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

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.[1] 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. Its 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.


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.


As of the census[2] 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[3]
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%

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  1. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lisbon town, New London County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 

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