Profile for New London, Connecticut, CT
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New London is a city in New London County.
It is the county seat.
Founded by John Winthrop and settlers from Massachussetts Colony; named after the city in England.
The latitude of New London is 41.355N. The longitude is -72.1W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,201.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our New London demographic reports
New London is on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Thames River.
Early center for shipping and shipbuilding. Sugar, molasses and rum brought from the West Indies in return for cargoes of flour, cured hams, fish and pork.
Set afire by troops under Benedict Arnold's command
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 159. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Eugene O'Neill, playwright
· Amy Brenneman, actress
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Maritime Festival - May 18-20, 2007
- Books, Brushes, Jazz & Blues Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
- Sailfest - July 13-15, 2007
- Celts & Currachs - Aug. 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check New London web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Nearby parks & recreation:
Fort Trumbull State Park, Riverside Park, Bates Woods Park, Mitchell Woods Park, Ocean Beach Park
New London attractions: Connecticut College Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: Coast Guard Museum, Robert Mills US Custom House & Museum, Hempsted Houses, Monte Cristo Cottage, 1756 Shaw Perkins Mansion
Colleges and universities:
Connecticut College, United States Coast Guard Academy, Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 129
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Ancestry & family history
6% of New London residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New London ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New London was $18,437, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of New London residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
New London festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Sailfest - J
- Maritime Festival - M
- Celts & Currachs - A
- Books, Brushes, Jazz & Blues Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in New London include Downtown New London Historic District, Montauk Avenue Historic District, Pequot Colony Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in New London, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,154.
Libraries in New London include Public Library of New London ... View libraries
Newspapers in New London include New London Day
TV stations in New London include WHPX.
The average commute time for New London workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New London between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in New London include Lighthouse Inn Resort, Radisson Hotel, Red Roof Inn, Relax Inn.
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