Cromwell, Connecticut

Cromwell, Connecticut
Cromwell, Connecticut
—  Town  —

Location within Middlesex County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°36′35″N 72°39′47″W / 41.60972°N 72.66306°W / 41.60972; -72.66306Coordinates: 41°36′35″N 72°39′47″W / 41.60972°N 72.66306°W / 41.60972; -72.66306
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Midstate Region
Incorporated 1851
 – Type Selectman-town meeting
 – First selectman John M. Flanders
 – Total 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2)
 – Land 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 – Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2005)
 – Total 13,594
 – Density 1,096/sq mi (423/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06416
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-18080
GNIS feature ID 0213414

Cromwell is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States located in the middle of the state. The population was 12,871 at the 2000 census.

The town was named after Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England.[1]


Points of interest


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km2), of which, 12.4 square miles (32 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (4.03%) is water.

A major north/south highway, Interstate 91, with two Cromwell exits, runs through the Town. The Central Connecticut Expressway (Route 9), opened at the end of 1989, enhances the Town's location as it connects I-95 in Old Saybrook, I-91 in Cromwell and I-84, the State's major east/west highway in New Britain.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,871 people, 5,212 households, and 3,262 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,038.5 people per square mile (401.1/km²). There were 5,365 housing units at an average density of 432.9 per square mile (167.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.08% White, 3.13% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.19% of the population.

There were 5,212 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was US$60,662, and the median income for a family was $70,505. Males had a median income of $46,223 versus $36,218 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,786. About 1.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[4]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 2,704 94 2,798 30.48%
  Republican 1,957 58 2,015 21.95%
  Unaffiliated 4,188 173 4,361 47.51%
  Minor Parties 5 0 5 0.05%
Total 8,854 325 9,179 100%

Cromwell Public Schools

There are 4 public schools in Cromwell: Edna C. Stevens Elementary School, Woodside Intermediate School, Cromwell Middle School, and Cromwell High School. The Cromwell Middle School has sports teams: soccer and cross country in the fall, basketball and volleyball in the winter, and softball/baseball, and track in the spring.


  1. ^ Crofut, Florence S. Mary. Guide to the History and Historic Sites of Connecticut, Vol. 2, pg. 469. Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut for the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1937.
  2. ^ " Town government Web site". 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 

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