Cheshire, Connecticut

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Cheshire, Connecticut
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church
Motto(s): 
"The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut"[1]
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
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
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
NECTANew Haven
RegionCentral Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated1780[2]
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • Town managerMichael A. Milone
 • CouncilTim 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
 • Total33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Land33.1 sq mi (85.6 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total29,261
 • Density880/sq mi (340/km2)
Demonym(s)Cheshirite
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
06410
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-14160
GNIS feature ID0213406
Websitewww.cheshirect.org

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Town of Cheshire Connecticut". Town of Cheshire Connecticut. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  2. "Cheshire Connecticut". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. http://www.cheshirect.org/agendas-and-minutes/town-council
  4. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Cheshire town, New Haven County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  5. "Population and Population Centers by State". United States Census Bureau: 2000 Census. Retrieved August 18, 2007.
  6. "Best Places to Live 2009". CNN.
  7. "Best Places to Live 2011". CNN.