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Welcome to East Lyme ...

The Town of East Lyme is located in New London County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for East Lyme: E. Lyme

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of East Lyme has a population of 18,462 people<3> (see below for details).

East Lyme is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for East Lyme: (860)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Lyme had an population of 18,462 people. This is a decrease of 3.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of East Lyme had a population of 19,159 people (which is 6.99% of the total population of New London County). This makes East Lyme the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of East Lyme represents 0.54% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,159 people, the population of East Lyme increased 5.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,118 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Lyme.

Communities near East Lyme ...

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

  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of East Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of East Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Groton [New London County]
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    • Groton [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of East Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New London [New London County]
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    • New London [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of East Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New London [New London County]
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      • New London [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of East Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southold [Suffolk County]
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      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of East Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stonington [New London County]
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      • Stonington [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of East Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Montville [New London County]
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      • Montville [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of East Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colchester [New London County]
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      • Colchester [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of East Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<6>
    • Ledyard [New London County]
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      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of East Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 East Lyme. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Lyme.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Lyme. 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 East Lyme.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Lyme ...

Looking for more information about East Lyme? 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 East Lyme, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for East Lyme.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Lyme. 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 London, 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 East Lyme.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Lyme - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- East Lyme) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Lyme. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Lyme

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Lyme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3532, Longitude: -72.2295       In this case, the coordinates for East Lyme have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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