Waterford, Connecticut

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Waterford is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. It is named after Waterford, Ireland. The population was 19,152 at the 2000 census. The town center is listed as a census-designated place (CDP).



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.4 square miles (115.0 km²), of which, 32.8 square miles (84.8 km²) of it is land and 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²) of it (26.22%) is water. The town center CDP has a total area of 5.2 km² (2.0 mi²), all land.

Principal communities

Other minor communities and geographic features are: Dufree Hill, East Neck, Fog Plain, Gilead, Goshen, Great Neck, Harrisons, Lake's Pond, Logger Hill, Mago Point, Magonk, Mullen Hill, Oswegatchie, Pepper Box Road, Pleasure Beach, Ridgewood Park, Riverside Beach, Spithead, Strand, West Neck.


This town consists of a wide variety of rural and city living. Many residents live in apartments as well. As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19,152 people, 7,542 households, and 5,219 families residing in the town. The population density was 584.7 people per square mile (225.8/km²). There were 7,986 housing units at an average density of 243.8/sq mi (94.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.41% White, 2.22% African American, 0.48% Native American, 2.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

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