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Welcome to Cheshire ...

The Town of Cheshire is located in New Haven County<1>.

The location of Cheshire has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Cheshire has a population of 28,937 people<3> (see below for details).

Cheshire is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cheshire lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Cheshire: (203) and (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cheshire had an population of 28,937 people. This is a decrease of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Cheshire had a population of 29,261 people. This makes Cheshire the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Cheshire represents 0.82% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,261 people, the population of Cheshire increased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,543 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cheshire.

Communities near Cheshire ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cheshire.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Cheshire
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Cheshire
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Cheshire
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<7>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Cheshire
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
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      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Cheshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<7>
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
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      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Cheshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • West Hartford [Hartford County]
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      • West Hartford [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Cheshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hartford
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Cheshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
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      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Cheshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<7>
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Cheshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cheshire. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cheshire.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cheshire. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cheshire.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheshire. See our Newspapers Page for Cheshire.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cheshire ...

Looking for more information about Cheshire? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Cheshire, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cheshire.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cheshire. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cheshire.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cheshire - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheshire) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheshire. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cheshire

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheshire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5123, Longitude: -72.9037       In this case, the coordinates for Cheshire have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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