East Granby, Connecticut

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East Granby is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was estimated at 5,058 in 2005.[1] The town recently celebrated its 150th anniversary with a three-day festival on June 7, 8, and 9, 2008.



East Granby is in the Farmington valley, with the Farmington River passing along the Southern border of the town. The Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous traprock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border, runs through the center of the town, cutting off Salisbury Plain to the east, which used to lie under the ancient, glacial Lake Hitchcock. High points on the Metacomet Ridge in East Granby include Hatchet Hill and Peak Mountain; the latter offers bird's eye view of the historic Old Newgate Prison. The 51-mile (82 km) Metacomet Trail traverses the ridge.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,745 people, 1,848 households, and 1,354 families residing in the town. The population density was 271.5 people per square mile (104.8/km²). There were 1,903 housing units at an average density of 108.9/sq mi (42.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.60% White, 1.37% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 1,848 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.1% of all househol married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with ds 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 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04. In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

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