Terryville, Connecticut

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Terryville, Connecticut
Main Street (U.S. Route 6) in Terryville
Main Street (U.S. Route 6) in Terryville
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°40′41″N 73°0′39″W / 41.67806°N 73.01083°W / 41.67806; -73.01083
Country United States
State Connecticut
CountyLitchfield
TownPlymouth
Area
 • Total7.22 km2 (2.79 sq mi)
 • Land7.15 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
 • Water0.07 km2 (0.03 sq mi)
Elevation
187 m (615 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,387
 • Density753.5/km2 (1,952/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06786
Area code(s)860

Terryville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States, and is the largest village within the town of Plymouth. In the 2010 census, Terryville had a population of 5,387,[1] out of 12,243 in the entire town of Plymouth. The village is named for Eli Terry Jr., the son of the well-known clockmaker Eli Terry Sr. Terryville is also home to the Lock Museum of America. There is a water wheel located in downtown Terryville that is dedicated to the son of Eli Terry Sr.

Geography[edit]

Terryville is in the eastern part of the town of Plymouth and the southeast corner of Litchfield County. The community is bordered to the east by the city of Bristol in Hartford County, and it is 10 miles (16 km) north of Waterbury in New Haven County. U.S. Route 6 passes through the center of Terryville, leading east into Bristol and west into Thomaston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Terryville CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.95%, are water.[1] The Pequabuck River, a tributary of the Farmington River, flows from west to east through the center of town.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,387 people, 2,222 households, and 1,426 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 753.5/km2 (1,952/mi²). There were 2,406 housing units, of which 7.6% were vacant. The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.1% White, 0.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.8% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.[2]

Of the 2,222 households, 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were headed by married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.97.[2]

21.8% of the CDP population were under the age of 18, 8.3% were from 18 to 24, 26.4% were from 25 to 44, 30.8% were from 45 to 64, and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.[2]

For the period 2013–17, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $61,324, and the median income for a family was $84,674. Male full-time workers had a median income of $58,929 versus $51,667 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,286. About 4.6% of families and 7.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.[3]

Education[edit]

Prospect Street School, ca. 1906

Terryville has four public schools: two Pre-K to Grade 5 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Its elementary schools are the Harry S. Fisher Elementary School and the Plymouth Center School. Its one middle school is the Eli Terry Middle School. Terryville High School is the only public high school that Plymouth and Terryville residents may attend. A new high school building is located on North Harwinton Avenue in Terryville.

The Prospect Street School was used as the high school up until the 1940s. A new high school building was built on North Main Street and was used until January 2008. Prospect Street School then became an elementary school until its closing in January 2008.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Terryville CDP, Connecticut". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Terryville CDP, Connecticut". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03), Terryville CDP, Connecticut". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 41°40′41″N 73°00′39″W / 41.67806°N 73.01083°W / 41.67806; -73.01083