- Hebron, Connecticut
official_name = Hebron, Connecticut
settlement_type = Town
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Connecticut
subdivision_name = Hartford
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = Capitol Region
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1708
government_type = Selectman-town meeting
leader_title = First selectman
leader_name = Karen S. Strid
area_total_km2 = 96.6
area_land_km2 = 95.6
area_water_km2 = 0.9
area_total_sq_mi = 37.3
population_as_of = 2005
population_total = 9198
population_footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2005_9.csv U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates] ]
population_density_km2 = 96
population_density_sq_mi = 249
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_land_sq_mi = 36.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
elevation_m = 154
elevation_ft = 505
latd = 41 |latm = 39 |lats = 10 |latNS = N
longd = 72 |longm = 23 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 06231, 06248
website = http://www.hebronct.com/
area_code = 860
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 09-37910
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0213445
The town's Web site describes it as "a quaint Connecticut town." At one time it was mostly farms, though those are growing fewer as businesses enter. Corporate and franchise chains have replaced some of the apple orchards in recent years. The town also hosts the regional high school for two adjacent towns, Marlborough and Andover. A major commercial attraction is the annual
Hebron Harvest Fair, which features bingo, fried foods, rides, prizes, arts & crafts, pig races, tractor pulls, prizes for the best pies and the biggest pumpkins. The event occurs every September.
The villages of Gilead and Amston are located within Hebron, as are the remnants of two long since abandoned communities, Grayville and Gay City. The site of the latter is now
Gay City State Park. Many people are found hiking and biking on its trails every weekend. Gay City is also a very good place for camping, and there is a pond in which swimming is available in season.
Hebron has also just recently celebrated its 300th birthday on Memorial Day of 2008. Included was the annual Memorial Day parade featuring the Boy Scouts, soccer teams, RHAM marching bands and other acquaintances. Speeches were said at the end of the parade and ended with the town singing Happy Birthday to Hebron.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.3 square miles (96.5 km²), of which, 36.9 square miles (95.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.97%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,610 people, 2,993 households, and 2,466 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 233.3 people per square mile (90.1/km²). There were 3,110 housing units at an average density of 84.3/sq mi (32.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.58% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.
There were 2,993 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $75,138, and the median income for a family was $80,623. Males had a median income of $52,209 versus $42,257 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $30,797. About 0.6% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.hebronct.com/ Hebron Town Web Site]
* [http://www.hebronhistoricalsociety.org/ Hebron Historical Society]
* [http://www.douglaslibrary.org/ Douglas Library]
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