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Picturesque example of 18th-century New England village.

Litchfield is a borough in Litchfield County, in the Torrington metro area.

The community was named after city in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Connecticut named Litchfield. For links to other places called Litchfield, CT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Litchfield is 41.747N. The longitude is -73.189W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,086 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,331.


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Median household income
Local
$58,333
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Litchfield demographic reports
Litchfield is on the Bantam River.
During much of the 18th century, the town was an outpost and trading center for Connecticut's northwest frontier.

When patriots tore down the statue of George II that stood in New York City, they carried it to Litchfield, where it was melted down for bullets.

Well-known residents have included:
· Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer
· Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys
Local festivals include:
  • Turn of the Century Fest - July 4, 2007
  • Litchfield Grange Fair - Aug. 25, 2007
  • Jewish Fest - Sept. 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Litchfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mount Tom State Park, Topsmead State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Litchfield History Museum, Tapping Reeve House and Law School, White Memorial Conservation Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Litchfield residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Litchfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Litchfield was $38,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Litchfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Litchfield include Litchfield Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Litchfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $645.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,644.


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The average commute time for Litchfield workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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