Cheshire, Connecticut

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Cheshire, Connecticut
Town
First Congregational Church
Motto: "The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut"[1]
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°30′44″N 72°54′13″W / 41.51222°N 72.90361°W / 41.51222; -72.90361Coordinates: 41°30′44″N 72°54′13″W / 41.51222°N 72.90361°W / 41.51222; -72.90361
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA New Haven
Region Central Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated 1780[2]
Government
 • Type Council-manager
 • Town manager Michael A. Milone
 • Council Tim Slocum, R-at large, chairman and honorary mayor
David Schrumm, R-1
Thomas Ruocco, R-2
Andy Falvey, R-3
Steve Carroll, R-4
James Sima, R-at large
Patti Flynn Harris, D-at large
Sylvia Nichols R-at large
Michael Ecke, D-at large[3]
Area
 • Total 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Land 33.1 sq mi (85.6 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,261
 • Density 877.1/sq mi (338.67/km2)
Demonym Cheshirite
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06410
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-14160
GNIS feature ID 0213406

Chesire is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut. The population was 29,261 in 2010.[4] It is the center of population for the state of Connecticut.[5] In 2009, Chesire was ranked #72 in Money magazine's "100 Best Places to Live".[6] In 2011, Chesire was ranked #73 in Money's "100 Best Places to Live".[7]

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