Woodmont, Connecticut

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Woodmont, Connecticut
Borough
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Woodmont, Connecticut is located in Connecticut
Woodmont, Connecticut
Woodmont, Connecticut
Location within the state of Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°13′41″N 72°59′32″W / 41.22806°N 72.99222°W / 41.22806; -72.99222
Country United States
State Connecticut
County New Haven
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,488
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (600/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 09-88050
GNIS feature ID 0212247

Woodmont is a borough of the city of Milford, in New Haven County, Connecticut. It was created by Municipal charter granted by the Connecticut State legislature in 1903. Woodmont is one of 11 boroughs in the State of Connecticut according to a 1981 NY Times article (link below). The government of the borough works closely with the City of Milford to provide services like road maintenance, beach maintenance and during the peak summer months a police officer and vehicle. There is an extra yearly tax assessment for borough residents, beyond what they pay to the City of Milford. For more, see the External link below to the official Woodmont government website. The population was 1,488 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), or 71.43%, is water.

A majority of the borough land mass is safely above sea level. However, it does have a few low elevation areas which are subject to flooding during very heavy storm situations(Hurricanes). The most recent, circa 2013 FEMA generated flood map is shown at the right, with the borough border roughly outlined in WHITE.

FEMA Woodmont Flood map

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 194
1920 220 13.4%
1930 531 141.4%
1940 748 40.9%
1970 2,114
1980 1,797 −15.0%
1990 1,770 −1.5%
2000 1,711 −3.3%
2010 1,488 −13.0%
Est. 2015 1,505 [2] 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,488 people, 691 households, and 406 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4960 people per(land) square mile (1,915/km²). There were 786 housing units at an average density of 2,620/sq mi (1,011/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.4% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.

There were 762 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

Woodmont is considered to be a generally affluent area of Milford. While beachfront properties can list for over $1M, other homes and limited condos can list in the mid $200K. The NY Times featured an article on Woodmont real estate in 2010 (see link below), which also has a bit of history on the borough. As of a 2011 estimate,[5] the median income for a household in the borough was $76,458, and the median income for a family was $97,500. The average income for a family was $125,760. The per capita income was $44,378.

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Nearby Houses of Worship(not within the Borough proper)[edit]

Coordinates: 41°13′41″N 72°59′29″W / 41.22806°N 72.99139°W / 41.22806; -72.99139