Middlebury, Connecticut

Middlebury is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,574 at the 2020 census.[1] The town is part of the Naugatuck Valley Planning Region.

Middlebury, Connecticut
Town of Middlebury
Middlebury Town Hall
Middlebury Town Hall
Official seal of Middlebury, Connecticut
Middlebury's location within New Haven County and Connecticut
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Coordinates: 41°31′39″N 73°07′24″W / 41.52750°N 73.12333°W / 41.52750; -73.12333
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyNew Haven
RegionNaugatuck Valley
Incorporated1807
Government
 • TypeSelectman-town meeting
 • First selectmanEdward B. St. John (R)
 • SelectmanElaine M. R. Strobel (R)
 • SelectmanJ. Paul Vance (D)
Area
 • Total18.5 sq mi (47.9 km2)
 • Land17.8 sq mi (46.0 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total7,574
 • Density410/sq mi (160/km2)
DemonymMiddleburian
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06762
Area code(s)203/475
FIPS code09-46940
GNIS feature ID0213459
Websitewww.middlebury-ct.org

History edit

Middlebury incorporated as a town in 1807, and named from its central position relative to Waterbury, Woodbury and Southbury.[2]

Geography edit

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.

Towns that border Middlebury are Southbury, Woodbury, Watertown, Waterbury, Naugatuck and Oxford.

Demographics edit

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1820838
1850763
1860664−13.0%
18706964.8%
1880687−1.3%
1890566−17.6%
190073630.0%
191083613.6%
19201,06727.6%
19301,44935.8%
19402,17350.0%
19503,31852.7%
19604,78544.2%
19705,54215.8%
19805,9958.2%
19906,1452.5%
20006,4515.0%
20107,57517.4%
20207,5740.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,451 people, 2,398 households, and 1,832 families living in the town. The population density was 363.4 inhabitants per square mile (140.3/km2). There were 2,494 housing units at an average density of 140.5 per square mile (54.2/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 2010, it is estimated that there are 7,575 (+17.4% from 2000) people in Middlebury. From 2000 to 2021, the estimated median income has risen to $108,653 (+54.2%). The estimated median home & condo value has risen to $321,100 (+94%).[5]

Voter registration and party enrollment[6]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Republican 2,342 97 2,439 37.51%
Democratic 1,469 65 1,529 23.52%
Unaffiliated 2,282 147 2,429 37.36%
Minor Parties 98 6 104 1.60%
Total 6,186 315 6,501 100%
Middlebury town vote
by party in presidential elections[7]
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020[8] 44.52% 2,259[8] 54.02% 2,741[8] 1.46% 74[8]
2016[9] 37.09% 1,664[9] 58.61% 2,630[9] 4.30% 193[9]
2012[10] 36.99% 1,586[10] 62.17% 2,666[10] 0.84% 36[10]
2008[11] 42.97% 1,905[11] 55.67% 2,468[11] 1.36% 60[11]

Local media edit

  • Waterbury Republican-American – A Waterbury-based independent daily newspaper serving Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Burlington, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Roxbury, Salisbury, Seymour, Sharon, Southbury, Southington, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury, Winsted
  • Voices – A Southbury-based newspaper serving Southbury, Middlebury, Oxford, Seymour, Naugatuck, Woodbury, Bethlehem, New Preston, Washington, Washington Depot, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Monroe, Sandy Hook, and Newtown.
  • Middlebury Bee-Intelligencer – A Middlebury-based independent newspaper.

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Culture and notable features edit

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References edit

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Middlebury town, New Haven County, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  2. ^ The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. Connecticut Magazine Company. 1903. p. 333.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Middlebury, CT Detailed Profile". CityData.com. Retrieved October 22, 2023.
  6. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 1, 2022" (PDF). Ct.gov. Ct.gov. Retrieved October 22, 2023.
  7. ^ "General Elections Statement of Vote 1922".
  8. ^ a b c d https://authoring.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/StatementOfVote_PDFs/2020-SOV.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  9. ^ a b c d https://authoring.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/StatementOfVote_PDFs/2016StatementofVotepdf.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ a b c d https://authoring.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/StatementOfVote_PDFs/2012StatementofVoteBookpdf.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  11. ^ a b c d https://authoring.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/StatementOfVote_PDFs/2008SOVpdf.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  12. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1967.
  13. ^ "US Dept of Justice Press Release". Retrieved December 13, 2010.[permanent dead link]

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