Seymour, Connecticut

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Seymour is a town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The town was named for Governor Thomas H. Seymour.[1] The population was 15,454 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.67%) is water.

Named localities within Seymour include: Bungay, Cedar Ridge District, Clifton, Garden City, Great Hill, Promise Land, Skokorat, and Squantuck.

Notable locations

On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Downtown Seymour Historic District — Roughly bounded by the Naugatuck River, Main, Wakeley, and DeForest Streets (added September 25, 1983)
  • Sanford-Humphreys House — 61-63 West St. (added June 11, 1982)
  • Seymour High School and Annex — 100 Bank St. (added December 17, 1983)


The Seymour train station provides commuter rail service to Bridgeport, Stamford and Grand Central Terminal in New York City via the Waterbury Branch on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line. CT Transit New Haven Division provides bus service to Seymour on its F West Chapel Street route.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,454 people, 6,155 households, and 4,210 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,060.6 people per square mile (409.5/km²). There were 6,356 housing units at an average density of 436.2/sq mi (168.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.75% White, 1.35% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.

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