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Hampton, Connecticut

Hampton, Connecticut
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Country United States
State Connecticut
Region Windham Region
Incorporated 1786
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Allan Cahill
 • Total 25.5 sq mi (66.0 km2)
 • Land 25.0 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 2,034
 • Density 81/sq mi (31/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06247
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-36000
GNIS feature ID 0213441

Hampton is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,758 at the 2000 census.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Notable locations 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Demographics 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.5 square miles (66 km2), of which, 25.0 square miles (65 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.96%) is water.


Hampton is made up of lands originally shared by the towns of Pomfret and Windham. It was incorporated from the towns of Pomfret, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Mansfield, and Windham in 1786. The Congregational Church is the second oldest church in the state still in use, with portions of the structure dating from 1754. Also preserved is "The House the Women Built," a 2-story building built in 1776 by Sally Bowers and other young women of the town while the men fought in the Continental Army. At Clark's Corner there is also a liberty pole dating from 1849. Erected by a resident named Jonathan Clark, it records the distance to Hartford and other towns.[2]

Notable locations

Notable people

A painting (ca. 1795-1800) by John Brewster Jr. of his stepmother and his father, a leader in the Hampton church and member of the Connecticut General Assembly.


Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of April 20, 2007[6]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 368 0 368 30.49%
  Republican 333 0 333 27.59%
  Unaffiliated 501 0 501 41.51%
  Minor Parties 5 0 5 0.41%
Total 1,207 0 1,207 100%

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,758 people, 674 households, and 494 families residing in the town. The population density was 70.3 people per square mile (27.2/km²). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 27.8 per square mile (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.64% White, 0.23% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 674 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,464, and the median income for a family was $66,339. Males had a median income of $44,688 versus $32,337 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,344. About 2.7% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ [2] from home page for "Hampton, Connecticut" Web site, accessed October 9, 2006
  3. ^ Connecticut Audubon Society, Center At Trail Wood, url= accessed 3/2/2008
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Hampton Town Hall
  • Hampton Democratic Town Committee
  • Hampton Congregational Church
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