About Barkhamsted

Barkhamsted is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut and contains two villages, Pleasant Valley and Riverton. The town has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.6 km²), of which 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it (6.72%) is water. A high percentage of the land in the town is owned by the State of Connecticut as state forest (People's State Forest and American Legion State Forest) and by the Metropolitan District Commission as watershed land. Major bodies of water include the Barkhamsted Reservoir, Lake McDonough, and the Farmington River.

     
Geographic Areas
  • Center Hill
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Riverton
  • Wallens Hill
  • Washington Hill
  • West Hill
  • Town Map

 

     
Town Demographics

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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,494 people, 1,334 households, and 1,036 families residing in the town. The population density was 96.5 people per square mile (37.2/km²). There were 1,436 housing units at an average density of 39.6/sq mi (15.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.54% White, 0.06% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 1,334 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,972, and the median income for a family was $73,218. Males had a median income of $51,925 versus $38,102 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,961. About 1.8% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

     
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