Tolland County, Connecticut

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Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of Connecticut. As of 2000, the population was 136,364. The 2004 population estimate was 146,667. [1]

Counties in Connecticut have no governmental function: all legal power is vested in the state, city, and town governments.

Tolland County has the same boundaries as the Tolland Judicial District.

Tolland County is incorporated into thirteen towns and was originally formed in 1785 from towns in Windham County, Connecticut .

According to the United States Census, 2000, the county has a total area of 417 sq mi (1,080 km²). 410 sq mi (1,062 km²) of it is land and seven sq mi (18 km²) is water. The total area is 1.66% water. [2]

Part of the county is part of the Hartford metropolitan area and part is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts, metropolitan area.

The FIPS code for Tolland County is 009013.

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Demographics

As of the year 2000, there were 136,364 people, 49,431 households, and 34,156 families residing in the county. The population density was 332/sq mi (128/km²). [3] There were 51,570 housing units at an average density of 126/sq mi (49/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.34% White, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 2.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.9% were of Irish, 14.1% Italian, 9.9% English, 8.8% French, 8.2% German, 8.0% Polish and 5.7% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 90.5% spoke English, 2.9% Spanish and 1.6% French as their first language.

There were 49,431 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

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