Hebron, Connecticut

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Hebron is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 8,610 at the 2000 census. Hebron was incorporated May 26, 1708.

The town's Web site describes it as "a quaint Connecticut town." At one time it was mostly farms, though those are growing fewer as businesses enter. Corporate and franchise chains have replaced some of the apple orchards in recent years. The town also hosts the regional middle and high schools for two adjacent towns, Marlborough and Andover. A major commercial attraction is the annual Hebron Harvest Fair, which features bingo, fried foods, rides, prizes, arts & crafts, pig races, tractor pulls, prizes for the best pies and the biggest pumpkins. The event occurs every September.

Hebron Center is located within Hebron. The villages of Gilead and Amston are located within Hebron, as are the remnants of two long since abandoned communities, Grayville and Gay City. The site of the latter is now Gay City State Park. Many people are found hiking and biking on its trails every weekend. Gay City is also a very good place for camping, and there is a pond in which swimming is available in season.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.3 square miles (96.5 km²), of which, 36.9 square miles (95.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.97%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,610 people, 2,993 households, and 2,466 families residing in the town. The population density was 233.3 people per square mile (90.1/km²). There were 3,110 housing units at an average density of 84.3/sq mi (32.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.58% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 2,993 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.19.

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