SOTS: Population 1900-1960

Population of Connecticut Towns 1900-1960

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Compiled from the official returns.  The census of 1790 was somewhat imperfect.   Of New London  county it stated:  "The return from this county is so blended that the number in each town cannot be ascertained.  The aggregate is 33,000."  For the Litchfield County towns not returned, Hartford being at that time included, the aggregate population is estimated at 20,342.  Greenwich and Stamford were included with Norwalk.  The census of 1774 embraces as a part of Litchfield County "Westmoreland, 1,922". presumably the Pennsylvania tract at that time claimed by Connecticut.  "Fair Haven, 1,317," is included in the figures for 1850.  The creation of new towns explains many apparent losses in population of the older ones.

Population of Towns 1756-1820 | Population of Towns 1830-1890 | Population of Towns 1970-2000

Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
Andover 385 371 389 430 560 1,034 1,771
Ansonia 12,681 15,152 17,643 19,898 19,210 18,706 19,819
Ashford 757 668 673 726 704 845 1,315
Avon 1,302 1,337 1,534 1,738 2,258 3,171 5,273
Barkhamsted 864 865 719 697 724 946 1,370
Beacon Falls 623 1,160 1,593 1,693 1,756 2,067 2,886
Berlin 3,448 3,728 4,298 4,875 5,230 7,470 11,250
Bethany 517 495 411 480 706 1,318 2,384
Bethel 3,327 3,792 3,201 3,886 4,105 5,104 8,200
Bethlehem 576 550 536 544 715 1,015 1,486
Bloomfield 1,513 1,821 2,394 3,247 4,309 5,746 13,613
Bolton 457 433 448 504 728 1,729 2,933
Bozrah 799 861 858 859 904 1,154 1,590
Branford 5,706 6,047 6,627 7,022 8,060 10,944 16,610
Bridgeport 70,996 102,054 143,555 146,716 147,121 158,709 156,748
Bridgewater 649 600 481 432 537 639 898
Bristol 9,643 13,502 20,620 28,451 30,167 35,961 45,499
Brookfield 1,046 1,101 896 926 1,345 1,688 3,405
Brooklyn 2,358 1,858 1,655 2,250 2,403 2,652 3,312
Burlington 1,218 1,319 1,109 1,082 1,246 1,846 2,790
Canaan 820 702 561 565 555 708 790
Canterbury 876 868 896 942 992 1,321 1,857
Canton 2,678 2,732 2,549 2,397 2,769 3,613 4,783
Chaplin 529 435 385 414 489 712 1,230
Cheshire 1,989 1,988 2,855 3,263 4,352 6,295 13,383
Chester 1,328 1,419 1,675 1,463 1,676 1,920 2,520
Clinton 1,429 1,274 1,217 1,574 1,791 2,466 4,166
Colchester 1,991 2,140 2,050 2,134 2,338 3,007 4,648
Colebrook 684 557 492 564 547 592 791
Columbia 655 646 706 648 853 1,327 2,163
Cornwall 1,175 1,016 834 878 907 896 1,051
Coventry 1,632 1,606 1,582 1,554 2,102 4,043 6,356
Cromwell 2,031 2,188 2,454 2,814 3,281 4,286 6,780
Danbury 19,474 23,502 22,325 26,955 27,921 30,337 39,382
Darien 3,116 3,946 4,184 6,951 9,222 11,767 18,437
Deep River
Derby 7,930 8,991 11,238 10,788 10,287 10,259 12,132
Durham 884 997 959 1,044 1,098 1,804 3,096
Eastford 523 513 496 529 496 598 746
East Granby 684 797 1,056 1,003 1,225 1,327 2,434
East Haddam 2,485 2,422 2,312 2,114 2,217 2,554 3,637
East Hampton 2,271 2,390 2,394 2,616 2,955 4,000 5,403
East Hartford 6,406 8,138 11,648 17,125 18,615 29,933 43,977
East Haven 1,167 1,795 3,520 7,815 9,094 12,212 21,388
East Lyme 1,836 1,916 2,291 2,575 3,338 3,870 6,782
Easton 960 1,052 1,017 1,013 1,262 2,165 3,404
East Windsor 3,158 3,362 3,741 3,815 3,967 4,859 7,500
Ellington 1,829 1,999 2,127 2,253 2,479 3,099 5,580
Enfield 6,699 9,719 11,719 13,404 13,561 15,464 31,464
Essex 2,530 2,745 2,815 2,777 2,859 3,491 4,057
Fairfield 4,489 6,164 11,475 17,218 21,135 30,489 46,183
Farmington 3,331 3,478 3,844 4,548 5,313 7,026 10,813
Franklin 546 527 552 611 667 727 974
Glastonbury 4,260 4,796 5,952 5,783 6,632 8,818 14,497
Goshen 835 675 675 683 778 940 1,288
Granby 1,299 1,383 1,342 1,388 1,544 2,693 4,968
Greenwich 12,172 16,463 22,123 33,112 35,509 40,835 53,793
Griswold 3,490 4,233 4,220 6,010 5,343 5,728 6,472
Groton 5,962 6,495 9,227 10,770 10,910 21,896 29,937
Guilford 2,785 3,001 2,803 3,117 3,544 5,092 7,913
Haddam 2,015 1,958 1,736 1,755 2,069 2,636 3,466
Hamden 4,662 5,850 8,611 19,020 23,373 29,715 41,056
Hampton 629 583 475 511 535 672 934
Hartford 79,850 98,915 138,036 164,072 166,267 177,397 162,178
Hartland 592 544 448 296 300 549 1,416
Harwinton 1,213 1,440 2,020 949 1,112 1,858 3,344
Hebron 1,016 894 915 879 999 1,320 1,819
Kent 1,220 1,122 1,086 1,054 1,245 1,392 1,686
Killingly 6,835 6,564 8,178 8,852 9,547 10,015 11,298
Killingworth 651 660 531 482 531 677 1,098
Lebanon 1,521 1,528 1,343 1,436 1,467 1,654 2,434
Ledyard 1,236 1,079 1,161 1,144 1,426 1,749 5,395
Lisbon 697 824 867 1,097 1,131 1,282 2,019
Litchfield 3,214 3,005 3,180 3,574 4,029 4,964 6,264
Lyme 750 746 674 546 717 857 1,183
Madison 1,518 1,534 1,857 1,918 2,245 3,078 4,567
Manchester 10,601 13,641 18,370 21,973 23,799 34,116 42,102
Mansfield 1,827 1,977 2,574 3,349 4,559 10,008 14,638
Marlborough 322 302 303 319 476 901 1,961
Meriden 28,659 32,066 34,764 38,481 39,494 44,088 51,850
Middlebury 736 836 1,067 1,449 2,173 3,318 4,785
Middlefield 845 1,036 1,047 1,204 1,230 1,983 3,255
Middletown 17,486 20,749 22,129 24,554 26,495 29,711 33,250
Milford 3,783 4,366 10,193 12,660 16,439 26,870 41,662
Monroe 1,043 1,002 1,161 1,221 1,728 2,892 6,402
Montville 2,395 2,804 3,411 3,970 4,135 4,766 7,759
Morris 535 681 499 481 606 799 1,190
Naugatuck 10,541 12,722 15,051 14,315 15,388 17,455 19,511
New Britain 28,202 43,916 59,316 68,128 68,685 73,726 82,201
New Canaan 2,968 3,667 3,895 5,456 6,221 8,001 13,466
New Fairfield 584 551 468 434 608 1,236 3,355
New Hartford 3,424 2,144 1,781 1,834 1,836 2,395 3,033
New Haven 108,027 133,605 162,537 162,655 160,605 164,443 152,048
Newington 1,041 1,689 2,381 4,572 5,449 9,110 17,664
New London 17,548 19,659 25,688 29,640 30,456 30,551 34,182
New Milford 4,804 5,010 4,781 4,700 5,559 5,799 8,318
Newtown 3,276 3,012 2,751 2,635 4,023 7,448 11,373
Norfolk 1,614 1,541 1,229 1,298 1,333 1,572 1,827
North Branford 814 833 1,110 1,329 1,438 2,017 6,771
North Canaan 1,803 2,171 1,933 2,287 2,304 2,647 2,836
North Haven 2,164 2,254 1,968 3,730 5,326 9,444 15,935
North Stonington 1,240 1,100 1,144 1,135 1,236 1,367 1,982
Norwalk 19,932 24,211 27,743 36,019 39,849 49,460 67,775
Norwich 24,637 28,219 29,685 32,438 34,140 37,633 38,506
Old Lyme 1,180 1,181 946 1,313 1,702 2,141 3,068
Old Saybrook 1,431 1,516 1,463 1,643 1,985 2,499 5,274
Orange 6,995 11,272 16,614 1,530 2,009 3,032 8,547
Oxford 952 1,020 998 1,141 1,375 2,037 3,292
Plainfield 4,821 6,719 7,926 8,027 7,613 8,071 8,884
Plainville 2,189 2,882 4,114 6,301 6,935 9,994 13,149
Plymouth 2,828 5,021 5,942 6,070 6,043 6,771 8,981
Pomfret 1,831 1,857 1,454 1,617 1,710 2,018 2,136
Portland 3,856 3,425 3,644 3,930 4,321 5,186 7,496
Preston 2,807 1,917 2,743 3,928 4,206 1,775 4,992
Prospect 562 539 266 531 1,006 1,896 4,367
Putnam 7,348 7,280 8,397 8,099 8,692 9,304 8,412
Redding 1,426 1,617 1,315 1,599 1,758 2,037 3,359
Ridgefield 2,626 3,118 2,707 3,580 3,900 4,356 8,165
Rocky Hill 1,026 1,187 1,633 2,021 2,679 5,108 7,404
Roxbury 1,087 837 647 553 660 740 912
Salem 468 443 424 403 504 618 925
Salisbury 3,489 3,522 2,497 2,767 3,030 3,132 3,309
Scotland 471 476 391 402 478 513 684
Seymour 3,541 4,786 6,781 6,890 6,754 7,832 10,100
Sharon 1,982 1,880 1,585 1,710 1,611 1,889 2,141
Shelton 5,572 6,545 9,475 10,113 10,971 12,694 18,190
Sherman 658 569 533 391 477 549 825
Simsbury 2,094 2,537 2,958 3,625 3,941 4,822 10,138
Somers 1,593 1,653 1,673 1,917 2,114 2,631 3,702
Southbury 1,238 1,233 1,093 1,134 1,532 3,828 5,186
Southington 5,890 6,516 8,440 9,237 9,646 13,061 22,797
South Windson 2,014 2,251 2,142 2,535 2,863 4,066 9,460
Sprague 1,339 2,551 2,500 2,539 2,285 2,320 2,509
Stafford 4,297 5,233 5,407 5,949 5,835 6,471 7,476
Stamford 18,839 28,836 40,067 56,765 61,215 74,293 92,713
Sterling 1,209 1,283 1,266 1,233 1,251 1,298 1,397
Stonington 8,540 9,154 10,236 11,025 11,002 11,801 13,969
Stratford 3,657 5,712 12,347 19,212 22,580 33,428 45,012
Suffield 3,521 3,841 4,070 4,346 4,475 4,895 6,779
Thomaston 3,300 3,533 3,993 4,188 4,238 4,896 5,850
Thompson 6,442 4,804 5,055 4,999 5,577 5,585 6,217
Tolland 1,036 1,126 1,040 1,064 1,192 1,659 2,950
Torrington 12,453 16,840 22,055 26,040 26,988 27,820 30,045
Trumbull 1,587 1,642 2,597 3,624 5,294 8,641 20,379
Union 428 322 257 196 234 261 383
Vernon 8,483 9,087 8,898 8,703 8,978 10,115 16,961
Voluntown 872 779 656 651 723 825 1,028
Wallingford 9,001 11,155 12,010 14,278 14,788 16,976 29,920
Warren 432 412 350 303 328 437 600
Washington 1,820 1,747 1,619 1,775 2,089 2,227 2,603
Waterbury 51,139 73,141 91,715 99,902 99,314 104,477 107,130
Waterford 2,904 3,097 3,935 4,742 6,594 9,100 15,391
Watertown 3,100 3,850 6,050 8,192 8,787 10,699 14,837
Westbrook 884 951 849 1,037 1,159 1,549 2,399
West Hartford 3,186 4,808 8,854 24,941 33,776 44,402 62,382
West Haven ...... ...... ...... 25,808 30,021 32,010 43,002
Weston 840 831 703 670 1,053 1,988 4,039
Westport 4,017 4,259 5,114 6,073 8,258 11,667 20,955
Wethersfield 2,637 3,148 4,342 7,512 9,644 12,533 20,561
Willington 885 1,112 1,200 1,213 1,233 1,462 2,005
Wilton 1,598 1,706 1,284 2,133 2,829 4,558 8,026
Winchester 7,763 8,679 9,019 8,674 8,482 10,535 10,496
Windham 10,137 12,604 13,801 13,773 13,824 15,884 16,973
Windsor 3,614 4,178 5,620 8,290 10,068 11,833 19,467
Windsor Locks 3,062 3,715 3,554 4,073 4,347 5,221 11,411
Wolcott 581 563 719 972 1,765 3,553 8,889
Woodbridge 852 1,170 1,630 2,262 2,822 5,182 7,673
Woodbury 1,988 1,860 1,698 1,744 1,998 2,564 3,910
Woodstock 2,095 1,849 1,767 1,712 1,912 2,271 3,177
     Totals 908,420 1,114,756 1,380,631 1,606,903 1,709,242 2,007,280 2,535,234




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