Lisbon, Connecticut

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Lisbon is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 4,069 at the 2000 census. The town center is also known as the village of Newent. The town school is Lisbon Central School.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43.1 km²), of which, 16.3 square miles (42.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.29%) is water.

The Taft Tunnel carries the Providence and Worcester Railroad through the hills along the Quinebaug River.

Principal communities

  • Newent (town center)

Other locales and minor communities in the town are: Blissville, Bundy Hill, Ethel Acres, Graham Terrace, Lisbon Heights, Ross Hill, Round Hill, Sylvandale, and Tunnel Hill

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,069 people, 1,525 households, and 1,181 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.3 people per square mile (96.6/km²). There were 1,563 housing units at an average density of 96.1/sq mi (37.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.32% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,525 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.

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