New Preston

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New Preston is a rural village in the northwestern corner of the town of Washington in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The village is also at the center of New Preston CDP, a census-designated place (CDP), whose population was 1,110 at the 2000 census.

New Preston Village Center



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP, which includes the entire northwestern quadrant of the town of Washington including the village of Marbledale, Mount Bushnell and Meeker Swamp,[1] has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.3 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (5.86%) is water. The dominant geographic feature of New Preston is Lake Waramaug, which is situated just north of the New Preston village center and is the headwaters of the East Aspetuck River, which runs through the village center and over New Preston Falls. The terrain is characterized by steep hills and narrow valleys, with a preponderance of talus slopes and ledge rock.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,110 people, 439 households, and 303 families residing in the CDP.[3] The population density was 150.1 people per square mile (58.0/km²). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 76.1 per square mile (29.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.84% White, 0.36% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

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