Haddam, Connecticut

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Haddam is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,157 at the 2000 census. The town was also home to the now decommissioned Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Reactor.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.3 square miles (120.0 km²), of which, 44.0 square miles (114.0 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (5.01%) is water. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley with a majority of the town's eastern border along the Connecticut River. However, part of the border is the Salmon River on the east side, which causes the Connecticut river to divide the community of Haddam Neck from the rest of town. Haddam is the only town in Connecticut with residents on both sides of the river[2], however there is no modern bridge or ferry within the town limits. The area in and around Haddam (Chester, Deep River, Haddam, Essex, Old Saybrook) was recently named one of the 40 last great places in the Western Hemisphere in accordance with its nearly untouched river and surrounding forests.[citation needed]


Haddam also includes five villages, including Haddam Neck, Hidden Lake, Higganum, Shailerville, and Tylerville.[3]


As of the census of 2000, there are 7,157 people, 2,701 households, and 2,101 families residing in the town. The population density is 62.8/km² (162.5/mi²). There are 2,822 housing units at an average density of 24.7 persons/km² (64.1 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.86% White, 1.03% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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