Somers, Connecticut

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Somers is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, USA. The population was 10,417 at the 2000 census. The town center is listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). In 2007, Money Magazine named Somers, Connecticut 53rd on its list of 100 Best Places to Live, based on "economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community."

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Geography

Somers is located at 41°59′7″N 72°26′48″W / 41.98528°N 72.44667°W / 41.98528; -72.44667[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.5 square miles (73.8 km²), of which, 28.3 square miles (73.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.49%) is water. The town center CDP has a total area of 5.4 km² (2.1 mi²), all land.

The town's highest point, Bald Mountain, at 1,121 feet (342 m) is the highest point along the Connecticut River Valley in Connecticut. The rounded hill summit was recently purchased by the town and can be seen for many miles around.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,417 people, 2,925 households, and 2,337 families residing in the town. The population density was 367.6 people per square mile (141.9/km²). There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 106.3/sq mi (41.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.97% White, 9.82% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.00% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.10% of the population.

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