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Colebrook, Connecticut
Town
Colebrook town hall
Colebrook town hall
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 42°00′05″N 73°05′04″W / 42.00139°N 73.08444°W / 42.00139; -73.08444
COLEBROOK CONNECTICUT Latitude and Longitude:

42°00′05″N 73°05′04″W / 42.00139°N 73.08444°W / 42.00139; -73.08444
Country  United States
U.S. state  Connecticut
County Litchfield
NECTA Torrington
Region Northwest Hills
Incorporated1779
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectmanThomas D. McKeon (R)
 • SelectmanChristopher L. Johnstone (R)
 • SelectmanJoseph J. Alciati, Sr. (D)
Area
 • Total32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land31.5 sq mi (81.5 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation961 ft (293 m)
Population (2005) [1]
 • Total1,540
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 ( Eastern)
ZIP code06021
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code09-16050
GNIS feature ID0213410
Website www.colebrooktownhall.org

Colebrook is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,471 at the 2000 census. Colebrook was named after Colebrooke, in the English county of Devon. [2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85 km2), of which 31.5 square miles (82 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (4.40%) is water. The Algonquin State Forest is located within the town.

Principal communities

  • Colebrook center
  • North Colebrook
  • Robertsville

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18201,274
18501,317
18601,3754.4%
18701,141−17.0%
18801,1480.6%
18901,098−4.4%
1900684−37.7%
1910557−18.6%
1920492−11.7%
193056414.6%
1940547−3.0%
19505928.2%
196079133.6%
19701,02029.0%
19801,22119.7%
19901,36511.8%
20001,4717.8%
20101,4851.0%
Est. 20141,445 [3]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 1,471 people, 566 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.7 people per square mile (18.0/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 20.8 per square mile (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 0.68% African American, 0.61% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 566 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $58,684, and the median income for a family was $64,286. Males had a median income of $42,647 versus $35,987 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,789. About 1.4% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 27, 2015 [6]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Democratic 244 16 260 24.76%
Republican 259 21 280 26.67%
Unaffiliated 449 43 492 46.86%
Minor Parties 17 1 18 1.71%
Total 969 81 1050 100%

Transportation

The town is served by Route 8, Route 182, and Route 183.

Notable locations

Wind farm siting

Wind Colebrook was a proposal to build the state's first utility scale wind turbine project, for which permitting was ultimately denied.

BNE Energy is cleared to build three wind turbines in Colebrook

Notable people

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. Connecticut Magazine Company. 1903. p. 331.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 27, 2015" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  7. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (February 10, 2004). "Donald Barr, 82, Headmaster And Science Honors Educator". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Max J. Puzel, The Man in the Mirror: William Marion Reedy and His Magazine, University of Missouri Press, 1998, pp. 256-259 [1]

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