Hampton is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The town is part of the Northeastern Connecticut Planning Region. The population was 1,728 at the 2020 census.[2]

Hampton, Connecticut
Town of Hampton
Route 97 in Hampton
Route 97 in Hampton
Official logo of Hampton, Connecticut
Hampton's location within Windham County and Connecticut
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Coordinates: 41°47′N 72°4′W / 41.783°N 72.067°W / 41.783; -72.067
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyWindham
RegionNortheastern CT
Incorporated1786
Government
 • TypeSelectman-town meeting
 • First selectmanAllan Cahill
Area
 • Total25.5 sq mi (66.0 km2)
 • Land25.0 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation
696 ft (212 m)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total1,728
 • Density68/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06247
Area code(s)860/959
FIPS code09-36000
GNIS feature ID0213441
Websitehamptonct.org

Geography

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.5 square miles (66 km2), of which, 25.0 square miles (65 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (1.96%) is water.


Climate

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The climate of Hampton is a humid continental climate(Dfc) according to the Koppen climate classification. There are four main seasons in Hampton: winter, spring, summer and fall. There is some form of spring warmth starting from mid April, although nights still border freezing, but get progressively warmer till June, where it plateaus for 3 months, then it descends to fall, which is characterized by warmer days and nights than spring. The first fall freeze is in October, but cold-hardy crops like peas, kale, and carrots still strive on until November, when the fall warmth stops.

Climate data for Hampton, Connecticut(1991-2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 36.2
(2.3)
38.3
(3.5)
46.1
(7.8)
57.6
(14.2)
67.6
(19.8)
75.4
(24.1)
80.4
(26.9)
78.9
(26.1)
72.5
(22.5)
61.8
(16.6)
51.2
(10.7)
41.1
(5.1)
58.9
(15.0)
Daily mean °F (°C) 26.8
(−2.9)
28.1
(−2.2)
35.6
(2.0)
46.1
(7.8)
56.3
(13.5)
64.9
(18.3)
70.2
(21.2)
68.5
(20.3)
62.0
(16.7)
51.0
(10.6)
41.1
(5.1)
32.0
(0.0)
48.5
(9.2)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 17.4
(−8.1)
18.0
(−7.8)
25.2
(−3.8)
34.6
(1.4)
45.1
(7.3)
54.4
(12.4)
60.0
(15.6)
58.0
(14.4)
51.4
(10.8)
40.2
(4.6)
31.0
(−0.6)
23.0
(−5.0)
38.2
(3.4)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.05
(103)
3.37
(86)
4.44
(113)
4.67
(119)
3.74
(95)
4.32
(110)
3.91
(99)
4.21
(107)
4.31
(109)
4.73
(120)
4.11
(104)
4.78
(121)
50.64
(1,286)
Source: https://www.weather.gov/wrh/Climate?wfo=box

History

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Hampton is made up of lands originally shared by the towns of Pomfret and Windham. It was incorporated from the towns of Pomfret, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Mansfield, and Windham in 1786.

The Congregational Church is the second oldest church in the state still in use, with portions of the structure dating from 1754. Also preserved is "The House the Women Built," a two-story building built in 1776 by Sally Bowers and other young women of the town while the men fought in the Continental Army. At Clark's Corner there is a liberty pole dating from 1849. Erected by a resident named Jonathan Clark, it records the distance to Hartford and other towns.[3]

Notable locations

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Notable people

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A painting (c. 1795–1800) by John Brewster Jr. of his stepmother and his father, a leader in the Hampton church and member of the Connecticut General Assembly

Demographics

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Historical population
CensusPop.Note
18201,313
1850946
1860936−1.1%
1870891−4.8%
1880827−7.2%
1890632−23.6%
1900629−0.5%
1910583−7.3%
1920475−18.5%
19305117.6%
19405354.7%
195067225.6%
196093439.0%
19701,12920.9%
19801,32217.1%
19901,57819.4%
20001,75811.4%
20101,8636.0%
20201,728−7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Voter registration and party enrollment as of April 20, 2007[6]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Democratic 368 0 368 30.49%
Republican 333 0 333 27.59%
Unaffiliated 501 0 501 41.51%
Minor Parties 5 0 5 0.41%
Total 1,207 0 1,207 100%

At the 2000 census there were 1,758 people, 674 households, and 494 families living in the town. The population density was 70.3 inhabitants per square mile (27.1/km2). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 27.8 per square mile (10.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.64% White, 0.23% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.76%.[7]

Of the 674 households 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 19.7% of households were one person and 7.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 25.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median household income was $54,464 and the median family income was $66,339. Males had a median income of $44,688 versus $32,337 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,344. About 2.7% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

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  1. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Hampton town, Windham County, Connecticut". Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  3. ^ [1] from home page for "Hampton, Connecticut" Web site, accessed October 9, 2006
  4. ^ Connecticut Audubon Society, Center At Trail Wood, url="Connecticut Audubon Society". Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2008., Retrieved February 3, 2008
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2006.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
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