Sprague, Connecticut

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Sprague is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The town was named after William Sprague, who laid out the industrial section.[1] The population was 2,971 at the 2000 census. Sprague is composed of three villages: Baltic, Hanover, and Versailles.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.8 square miles (35.8 km²), of which, 13.2 square miles (34.2 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (4.41%) is water.

Principal communities

  • Baltic (town center)
  • Hanover
  • Versailles

The town hall is located in the Village of Baltic, and was constructed in the 1950s.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,971 people, 1,111 households, and 797 families residing in the town. The population density was 224.8 people per square mile (86.8/km²). There were 1,164 housing units at an average density of 88.1/sq mi (34.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.42% White, 0.71% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 1,111 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

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