Wolcott, Connecticut


Wolcott, Connecticut

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Wolcott, Connecticut


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map_caption = Location in Connecticut


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subdivision_type = NECTA
subdivision_name = Waterbury
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = Central Naugatuck Valley
settlement_type = Town


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government_type = Mayor-council
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Thomas G. Dunn
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1796
area_land_km2 = 52.9
area_water_km2 = 1.8
area_total_sq_mi = 21.1
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 54.6
population_as_of = 2005
population_total = 16228
population_footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2005_9.csv U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates] ]
population_density_sq_mi = 795
population_density_km2 = 307
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_land_sq_mi = 20.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.7
elevation_m = 260
elevation_ft = 853
latd = 41 |latm = 36 |lats = 04 |latNS = N
longd = 72 |longm = 58 |longs = 30 |longEW = W
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 06705, 06716
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website = http://www.wolcottct.com/
school district website = http://www.wolcottps.org
area_code = 203
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 09-87560
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blank1_info = 0213538
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Wolcott is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 15,215 at the 2000 census.

Wolcott was founded in 1796 and was originally named Farmingbury. It is primarily residential.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.7 km²), of which, 20.4 square miles (52.9 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (3.22%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,215 people, 5,414 households, and 4,249 families residing in the town. The population density was 744.7 people per square mile (287.5/km²). There were 5,544 housing units at an average density of 271.4/sq mi (104.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.23% White, 1.24% Black, 0.14% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 5,414 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,376, and the median income for a family was $67,582. Males had a median income of $45,682 versus $31,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,018. About 1.0% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

*Amos Bronson Alcott, (1799-1888), born in Wolcott, teacher, writer, and founder of the utopian community "Fruitlands" cite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | date = 1967]
*William Andrus Alcott, (1798-1859), born in Wolcott, teacher and noted author of over 100 books
* Seth Thomas (1785-1859), famous clock maker born in Wolcott

Wolcott Public Schools

There are five public schools within the Wolcott Public Schools system:

Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K - 5):

-Alcott - Mascot is "All Star"

-Frisbie - Mascot is "Bee"

-Wakelee - Mascot is "Wildcat"

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8):

-Tyrrell Middle School (TMS) - Mascot is "Tornado"

High Schools (Grades 9-12):

-Wolcott High School (WHS) - Mascot is "Eagle"

All of the elementary schools offer a latchkey program, though the latchkey program is traditionally run at Wakelee Elementary School.

References

External links

* [http://www.wolcottct.org Town of Wolcott]
* [http://www.wolcotthistory.org/ Wolcott Historical Society]
* [http://www.litchfieldhills.com/app/index.jsp Northwest Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau]
* [http://www.wolcottps.org/ Wolcott Public Schools]


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