Town Hall/Library and Congregational Church, 1910
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
|Region||Central Naugatuck Valley|
|• Type||Selectman-town meeting|
|• First selectman||Edward B. St. John (R)|
|• Selectman||Elaine M. R. Strobel (R)|
|• Selectman||Ralph J. Barra (D)|
|• 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)|
|• Density||410/sq mi (160/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0213459|
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.
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|
- Waterbury Republican-American - A Waterbury-based independent daily newspaper.
- Voices - A local newspaper serving Southbury, Middlebury, Oxford, Seymour, Naugatuck, Woodbury, Bethelhem, New Preston, Washington, Washington Depot, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Monroe, Sandy Hook and Newtown.
- Macaroni Kid - An online magazine for families.
- William Hawkins Abbott (1819–1901), born in Middlebury, pioneering petroleum refiner and businessman.
- Naum Gabo (1890-1977), world famous modernist sculptor, the founder of Constructivism in Moscow in 1919, resided in Middlebury beginning in 1953
- Grant Goodeve (1976–present), actor
- Nick Varanelli (1873-present), teacher at Naugatuck High School who kills fish
- John G. Rowland (2006–present), former Connecticut Governor who resigned and pleaded guilty in federal court to a one-count with conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud and tax fraud.
- Katie Stevens (1992–present), American Idol contestant
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
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Middlebury town, New Haven County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Middlebury, CT Detailed Profile". CityData.com.
- "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.
- Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1967.
-  US Dept of Justice Press Release