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Welcome to New London ...

The coastal city of New London is located in New London County<1>.

When the people of New London refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Londoner<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New London has a population of 26,858 people<3> (see below for details).

New London was established in 1646.

The community of New London is near sea level<4>.

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

New London is located in the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for New London: 06320<5>

Websites for New London ...

Official Website: www.ci.new-london.ct.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New London had an population of 26,858 people. This is a decrease of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New London had a population of 27,620 people (or 10.08% of the total population of New London County). This makes New London the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of New London represents 0.77% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,620 people, the population of New London increased 7.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,671 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New London.

Adding New London to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of New London in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of New London elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New London on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New London on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named New London ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named New London - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Texas, Utah, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New London.

Communities near New London ...

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

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of New London
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<7>
  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of New London
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Westerly [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerly
    • Westerly [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of New London
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,381 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
  • Southold [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southold
    • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of New London
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stonington [New London County]
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      • Stonington [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of New London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Montville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montville
      • Montville [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of New London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • East Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyme
      • East Lyme [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of New London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme
    • Colchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of New London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<7>
    • Ledyard [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledyard
      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of New London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledyard
    • Griswold [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [New London County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of New London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold

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 New London. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New London.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New London. Our list includes 70 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New London.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New London ...

Looking for more information about New London? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for New London, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New London.

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About New London County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New London: www.ci.new-london.ct.us/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New London refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New London may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New London.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New London - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as New London). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New London or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New London) 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 New London. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New London

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3557, Longitude: -72.0997    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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