Washington is a town in Litchfield
County, Connecticut, United
The population was 3,596 at the 2000 census
. It was supposedly the
inspiration for the fictional town of Stars
on the WB/CW TV series Gilmore
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
38.7 square miles (100.3 km²), of which, 38.2 square
miles (98.9 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles
(1.3 km²) of it (1.34%) is water.
- Washington Green
- Washington Depot
- Marble Dale
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,596
people, 1,416 households, and 951 families residing in the town.
The population density
people per square mile (36.4/km²). There were 1,764 housing units
at an average density of 46.2/sq mi (17.8/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 95.66% White
, 0.64% African American
, 0.78% from other races
, and 1.25% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.14%
of the population.
There were 1,416 households out of which 28.0% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples
living together, 6.8% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families.
26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age
of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to
64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $65,288, and the
median income for a family was $80,745. Males had a median income
of $51,610 versus $35,337 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$37,215. About 2.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 1.5%
of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
runs east-west in
the northern part of town, connecting the villages of Marble Dale,
New Preston, and Woodville. Route 109
runs east-west near the
town center. The main north-south highway is Route 47
.Route 199 runs south from
Washington Depot to Roxbury.
School District 12 covers Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury.
The district runs these six schools:
Rumsey Hall School
is a private
boarding and country day school for kindergarten through ninth
grade. Founded in 1900 the school moved to its current location in
1949, at which point it became coeducational. As of 2005, the
school enrolled about 300 students and employs 55 full- and
part-time faculty members. The school has 29 buildings on along the
, founded in 1850, is a
coeducational boarding and day prep school for 295 students in
grades nine through twelve. The school has a campus bordering the
village green of Washington.
The Devereux Glenholme
is a therapeutic
for children situated on over .
Notable people, past and present
- Benjamin Delahauf
Foulois (December 9, 1879 - April 25, 1967) Pioneer military
aviator. Born and was buried in Washington, CT.
- William Hamilton Gibson
(October 5, 1850 - July 16, 1896) was an American illustrator,
author and naturalist.
- Thomas Hastings
(1784–1872) an American composer, whose most famous work was the
hymn Rock of Ages, was born in town.
Gunn Memorial Library, circa