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Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, in the Hartford metro area.

The latitude of Old Saybrook is 41.293N. The longitude is -72.383W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,367.


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Median household income
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$62,742
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Old Saybrook demographic reports
Old Saybrook is on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.
The English built Fort Saybrook here in 1636.

The community's location made it an important point for coastal trade and for transshipment from river boats to ocean ships.

Yale University was founded here as the Collegiate School, before moving to New Haven.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ann Petry, writer
· Katharine Hepburn, actress
Nearby parks & recreation: Saybrook Point Park, Harvey's Bech
Historic sites and museums: Gen. William Hart House
Archives: Frank Stevenson Archives
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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10% of Old Saybrook residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Old Saybrook ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Old Saybrook was $30,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Old Saybrook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Old Saybrook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $729.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,389.


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Libraries in Old Saybrook include Acton Public Library ... View libraries

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Old Saybrook restaurants taking online reservations include Terra Mar Grille at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa ... View restaurants

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

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Old Saybrook between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Old Saybrook include Comfort Inn Old Saybrook, Days Inn, Knights Inn Saybrook, Saybrook Point Inn, Super 8.

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