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The 2000 Census showed that New London County had a population of 259,088 people. This represented 7.61% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 8 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, New London had a population of 266,830 people. This is an increase of 2.99% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010274,055+5.78%+2.71% since 2009
2009266,830+2.99%+0.38% since 2008
2008265,830+2.6%+0.51% since 2007
2007264,481+2.08%-1.43% since 2006
2006268,331+3.57%+1.09% since 2005
2005265,443+2.45%-0.54% since 2004
2004266,890+3.01%+0.58% since 2003
2003265,341+2.41%+0.85% since 2002
2002263,098+1.55%+0.8% since 2001
2001261,007+0.74%+0.74% since 2000
2000259,088The Last Census

New London County had 110,674 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that New London County has a total area<3> of 771 square miles [1,998 km²]. Of this total, 665 square miles [1,724 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (13.7%) being water (105.7 square miles [273.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, New London County had a population density of 389.1 people per square mile [150.2 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 8 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to New London County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between New London and the state of Connecticut.

Click here for the New London County QuickFact (QF-09011).

Below are some of the communities that are located in New London County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New LondonQF-095228026,18425,6712%
New LondonQF-095235026,18425,6712%
East LymeQF-092340019,20318,1185.99%
Old LymeQF-09570407,4027,406

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of New London County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HartfordQF-09003   NW879,835857,1832.64%
MiddlesexQF-09007   W165,702155,0716.86%
TollandQF-09013   NW150,461136,36410.34%
WindhamQF-09015   N117,518109,0917.72%
Kent (RI)QF-44003   NE168,752167,0900.99%
Washington (RI)QF-44009   E126,925123,5462.74%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the south.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of New London. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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