Cromwell, Connecticut

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Cromwell is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States located in the middle of the state. The population was 12,871 at the 2000 census.

The town was named after Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England.[1]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.4 km²), of which, 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (4.03%) is water.

A major north/south highway, Interstate 91, with two Cromwell exits, runs through the Town. The Central Connecticut Expressway (Route 9), opened at the end of 1989, enhances the Town's location as it connects I-95 in Old Saybrook, I-91 in Cromwell and I-84, the State's major east/west highway in New Britain.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,871 people, 5,212 households, and 3,262 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,038.5 people per square mile (401.1/km²). There were 5,365 housing units at an average density of 432.9/sq mi (167.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.08% White, 3.13% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.19% of the population.

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