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Colebrook, Connecticut


Colebrook, Connecticut

Colebrook, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Country United States
State Connecticut
Region Litchfield Hills
Incorporated 1779
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Thomas D. McKeon
 • Total 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land 31.5 sq mi (81.5 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 1,540
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06021
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-16050
GNIS feature ID 0213410

Colebrook is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,471 at the 2000 census. Colebrook was named after Colebrooke, in the English county of Devon.


  • Geography 1
    • Principal communities 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Transportation 3
  • Notable locations 4
  • Notable residents 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85 km2), of which 31.5 square miles (82 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (4.40%) is water. The Algonquin State Forest is located within the town.

Principal communities

  • Colebrook center
  • North Colebrook
  • Robertsville


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,471 people, 566 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.7 people per square mile (18.0/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 20.8 per square mile (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 0.68% African American, 0.61% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 566 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $58,684, and the median income for a family was $64,286. Males had a median income of $42,647 versus $35,987 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,789. About 1.4% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 25, 2005[3]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
  Democratic 299 8 307 27.36%
  Republican 267 10 277 24.69%
  Unaffiliated 503 30 533 47.50%
  Minor Parties 5 0 5 0.45%
Total 1,074 48 1,122 100%


The town is served by Route 8, Route 182, and Route 183.

Notable locations

Notable residents


  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (February 10, 2004). "Donald Barr, 82, Headmaster And Science Honors Educator". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Max J. Puzel, The Man in the Mirror: William Marion Reedy and His Magazine, University of Missouri Press, 1998, pp. 256-259 [1]

External links

  • Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
  • Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted
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