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Willimantic is in Windham County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "good cedar swamp"

The latitude of Willimantic is 41.710N. The longitude is -72.208W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,823.


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Median household income
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$30,155
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Willimantic demographic reports
Willimantic is at the junction of the Willimantic and Natchaug rivers
Known as "Thread City" for production of cotton, silk and rayon threads. Last major mill closed in 1985
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 63. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Windham Textile & History Museum
Colleges and universities: Eastern Connecticut State University
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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6% of Willimantic residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Willimantic ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Willimantic was $15,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Willimantic residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Willimantic, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $477.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.


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Libraries in Willimantic include Willimantic Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Willimantic include Chronicle

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The average commute time for Willimantic workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Willimantic between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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