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The 2000 Census showed that Windham County had a population of 109,091 people. This represented 3.2% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 8 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Windham had a population of 117,518 people. This is an increase of 7.72% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010118,428+8.56%+0.77% since 2009
2009117,518+7.72%+0.18% since 2008
2008117,311+7.53%+0.56% since 2007
2007116,660+6.94%+0.37% since 2006
2006116,232+6.55%+0.92% since 2005
2005115,172+5.57%+1.08% since 2004
2004113,944+4.45%+1.38% since 2003
2003112,393+3.03%+1.3% since 2002
2002110,950+1.7%+1.04% since 2001
2001109,812+0.66%+0.66% since 2000
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2000109,091The Last Census

Windham County had 43,959 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Windham County has a total area<3> of 521 square miles [1,350 km²]. Of this total, 512 square miles [1,328 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.67%) being water (8.71 square miles [22.57 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Windham County had a population density of 212.8 people per square mile [82.1 people/km²], making it the state's 7th 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 Windham County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Windham and the state of Connecticut.

Click here for the Windham County QuickFact (QF-09015).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Windham County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
WindhamQF-098679023,73322,8573.83%
KillinglyQF-094050017,82816,4728.23%
PlainfieldQF-095998015,44214,6195.63%
PutnamQF-09627109,3079,0023.39%
ThompsonQF-09758709,2498,8784.18%
WoodstockQF-09881908,2207,22113.83%
BrooklynQF-09091907,9777,17311.21%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
New LondonQF-09011   S266,830259,0882.99%
TollandQF-09013   W150,461136,36410.34%
Worcester (MA)QF-25027   N803,701750,9637.02%
Kent (RI)QF-44003   E168,752167,0900.99%
Providence (RI)QF-44007   E627,690621,6020.98%

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Census QuickFact for Windham County

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 Windham. 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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