East Haddam is a town in Middlesex
County, Connecticut, United States.
The population was 8,333 at
the 2000 census
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of , of which,
of it is land and of it (3.96%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 8,333
people, 3,174 households, and 2,285 families residing in the town.
The population density
people per square mile (59.2/km²). There were 4,015 housing units
at an average density of 73.9/sq mi (28.5/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 97.26% White
, 0.84% African American
, 0.46% from other races
, and 0.77% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.98%
of the population.
There were 3,174 households out of which 35.2% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples
living together, 6.9% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families.
21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age
of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to
64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $62,304, and the
median income for a family was $70,091. Males had a median income
of $45,500 versus $36,055 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$28,112. About 1.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 1.5%
of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of
October 25 2005
The East Haddam Public School System has about 1,420 students in
grades PreK–12; about 121 certified teachers, 70 support staff and
8 administrators, according to the school system Web site (accessed
November 2009). Dr. Solek is superintendent of schools.The three
schools in the public school system are:
- Nathan Hale Ray High School (grades 9-12) -
about 418 students
- Nathan Hale Ray Middle School (Grades 4-8) -
about 573 students
- East Haddam Elementary School (Grades PreK-3)
- about 430 students
- Franklin Academy
– "A Boarding and Day School for Students with Nonverbal Learning
Differences in grades 8-12", according to the school's Web site.
The private, nonprofit school was opened in 2003 and has a campus
of 75 acres.
- East Haddam Historical Society Museum – local history exhibits,
including pictures of the construction of the East Haddam swing
bridge, the world's largest.
- Gillette Castle State Park, on Route 82
- Goodspeed Opera House, on Route 82 near the East Haddam Bridge
- Nathan Hale School House, one of two Nathan Hale
School Houses in Connecticut, at 149 Devil's Hopyard State Park, on
Hopyard Road off Route 82