Cheshire, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 29,261.
Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 15,189  (51.9%)
Females: 14,072  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06410.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $110,173 (it was $80,466 in 2000)
Cheshire:

$110,173
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $50,006 (it was $33,903 in 2000)

Cheshire town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $345,779 (it was $206,700 in 2000)
Cheshire:

$345,779
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,518; detached houses: $297,427; townhouses or other attached units: $193,439; in 2-unit structures: $214,907; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,608; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,636; mobile homes: $59,789
March 2019 cost of living index in Cheshire: 138.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Cheshire, CT (2010)
    • 24,63784.2%White alone
    • 1,4775.0%Asian alone
    • 1,3744.7%Black alone
    • 1,3754.7%Hispanic
    • 3431.2%Two or more races
    • 280.10%Other race alone
    • 150.05%American Indian alone
    • 120.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Cheshire detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cheshire, Connecticut as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cheshire is 5,852 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cheshire by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(10.3)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
2
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(10.3)
2
(6.9)
2
(6.9)
1
(3.4)
2
(6.8)
3
(10.2)
4
(13.7)
1
(3.4)
2
(6.9)
2
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(6.9)
4
(13.9)
5
(17.3)
12
(41.2)
10
(33.8)
9
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
3
(10.3)
6
(20.5)
2
(6.8)
3
(10.2)
4
(13.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(141.1)
62
(214.8)
50
(173.2)
59
(202.6)
62
(209.7)
71
(242.2)
48
(163.9)
28
(95.5)
40
(137.4)
18
(61.5)
29
(99.1)
16
(54.6)
26
(88.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
191
(657.4)
196
(679.0)
232
(803.8)
226
(776.1)
230
(777.8)
204
(695.9)
210
(716.8)
166
(566.4)
171
(587.2)
161
(550.5)
184
(628.9)
145
(495.2)
190
(647.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(51.6)
13
(45.0)
11
(38.1)
8
(27.5)
11
(37.2)
9
(30.7)
7
(23.9)
10
(34.1)
29
(99.6)
10
(34.2)
31
(106.0)
14
(47.8)
28
(95.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(10.3)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)53.067.352.956.757.656.546.233.852.138.047.429.543.5

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City-data.com crime index in Cheshire, CT

Crime rate in Cheshire detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 58 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Connecticut average:

2.15
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Cheshire, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (26.0%), Irish (21.9%), German (12.5%), English (11.7%), Polish (7.6%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1780

Elevation: 262 feet

Land area: 32.9 square miles.

Population density: 889 people per square mile   (low).

Cheshire, Connecticut map

1,815 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 2.6% Asia, 0.8% Latin America).

This town:

6.4%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Cheshire town:

1.9% ($3,899)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Meriden, CT (5.7 miles , pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (64.2 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (68.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Cheshire Village, CT (0.5 miles ),
Prospect, CT (2.0 miles ),
Wallingford, CT (2.4 miles ),
Meriden, CT (2.4 miles ),
Wallingford Center, CT (2.4 miles ),
Southington, CT (2.6 miles ),
Wolcott, CT (2.7 miles ),
Naugatuck borough, CT (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 72.90 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut

Area code: 203

Distribution of median household income in Cheshire, CT in 2017
Cheshire satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 132 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1998: 99 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2003: 32 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2006: 68 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2015: 41 buildings, average cost: $265,500
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2017: 22 buildings, average cost: $223,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Cheshire, CT residents
Average permit cost in Cheshire, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Cheshire, CT
Historical housing units in Cheshire, CT
Most common industries in Cheshire, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (17.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Cheshire, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Engineers (4.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.1%)

Average climate in Cheshire, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.8. This is about average.

City:

86.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.269. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.269
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.238. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.18
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Cheshire-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Cheshire town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 28.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cheshire-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 184.3 miles away from Cheshire center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Cheshire center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from Cheshire center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Haven County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cheshire topographic map

Main business address for: ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Cheshire:

  • ALL POINTE HOMECARE LLC (125 COMMERCE CT, # 6)
  • ELIM PARK BAPTIST HOME, INC (140 COOK HILL RD)
  • HIGHLANDS HEALTH CARE CENTER, THE (745 HIGHLAND AVE)

Amtrak stations near Cheshire:

  • 6 miles: WALLINGFORD (37 HALL AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 6 miles: MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: BERLIN (KENSINGTON, DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cheshire:

  • Quinnipiac University (about 7 miles; Hamden, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,153)
  • University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus (about 8 miles; Waterbury, CT; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College (about 10 miles; Waterbury, CT; FT enrollment: 4,491)
  • Post University (about 10 miles; Waterbury, CT; FT enrollment: 5,808)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (about 13 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 8,708)
  • Wesleyan University (about 14 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 3,517)
  • Yale University (about 14 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)

Public high schools in Cheshire:

  • CHESHIRE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,273, Location: 525 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MANSON YOUTH INSTITUTION (Students: 508, Location: 42 JARVIS STREET, Grades: 8-12)
  • HUMISTON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 30 SPRING STREET, Grades: 10-12)

Private high school in Cheshire:

  • THE CHESHIRE ACADEMY (Students: 342, Location: 10 MAIN ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cheshire:

  • HIGHLAND SCHOOL (Students: 956, Location: 490 HIGHLAND AVENUE, Grades: KG-6)
  • DODD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 822, Location: 100 PARK PLACE, Grades: 7-8)
  • DOOLITTLE SCHOOL (Students: 590, Location: 735 CORNWALL AVENUE, Grades: 1-6)
  • NORTON SCHOOL (Students: 477, Location: 414 NORTH BROOKSVALE ROAD, Grades: KG-6)
  • CHAPMAN SCHOOL (Students: 380, Location: 38 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Cheshire:

  • ST BRIDGET SCHOOL (Students: 433, Location: 171 MAIN ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • WEBB SCHOOL AT CHESHIRE (Students: 27, Location: 725 JARVIS ST, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in Cheshire

Library in Cheshire:

  • CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,369,502; Location: 104 MAIN ST.; 97,349 books; 18 e-books; 7,772 audio materials; 12,033 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 267 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cheshire: Cheshire Industrial Park (A), Cheshire Landfill Area (B), Willowbrook Farms (C), Manson Youth Institution (D), First Congregational Church Library (E), Connecticut Correctional Institution at Cheshire (F), Cheshire Town Hall (G), Campion Ambulance Service (H), Cheshire Fire Department Company 2 (I), Cheshire Fire Department Company 3 (J), Cheshire Fire Department Headquarters (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cheshire Shopping Center (1), Cheshire Shopping Center (2), Maplecroft Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Cheshire: ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cheshire include: Saint Bridgets Church (A), Saint Thomas Becketts Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Cheshire United Methodist Church (D), Church of the Epiphany (E), Cornerstone Church (F), First Congregational Church (G), Grace Baptist Church (H), Lutheran Church of Cheshire (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cheshire Street Cemetery (1), New Saint Bridget Cemetery (2), Hillside Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Larsens Pond (A), Mixville Pond (B), Broad Brook Reservoir (C), Moss Farms Pond (D), Mystic Reservoir (E), Brittany Meadows (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mountain Brook (A), Roaring Brook (B), Sanford Brook (C), Broad Brook (D), Brooksvale Stream (E), Cuff Brook (F), Honeypot Brook (G), Judd Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cheshire include: Quinnipiac Park (1), Mixville Park (2), Cheshire Historic District (3), Cheshire Town Park (4), Quinnipiac River Public Access (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum (1188 Highland Avenue) (1), Beaver Brook Hot Air Balloon Services (1476 Highland Avenue) (2), Dattco (Tours & Charters; 157 Sandbank Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Cheshire Welcome Inn (1106 South Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Court: Cheshire Town - Probate Court (84 South Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, James Van Der Beek - Actor, Paul Pasqualoni - Football player and coach, John Frederick Kensett - Artist, Matt Generous - Ice hockey player, Henry Washington Benham - Union Army General, Samuel A. Foot - Politician, Seabury Ford - Politician, Adam Kaloustian - Television producer, Eleanor Race - Field hockey player.

New Haven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cheshire and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE HILLS VILLAGE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-10-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2008)
SILO (Address: 699 RESERVOIR RD , Serves VT, Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-05-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CRESTVIEW CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.9%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.0%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in Cheshire in 2010:

  • 1,492 people in state prisons
  • 611 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 191 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Cheshire in 2000:

  • 2,023 people in state prisons
  • 591 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 395 people in nursing homes
  • 145 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Cheshire (2011 data):

  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Cheshire Branch at 1157 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1987/10/13; Southwick Branch at 50 Southwick Court, branch established on 1999/07/15. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • People's United Bank: Cheshire Stop & Shop Branch at 275 Highland Ave, branch established on 2002/09/01; Cheshire Stop And Shop at 275 Highland Avenue, Maple Croft Plaza, branch established on 2002/09/19. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Cheshire-North Branch at 145 Highland Avenue Maplecroft Plaza, branch established on 1990/10/20; Cheshire Branch at 975 South Main Street, branch established on 1958/12/15. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Naugatuck Savings Bank: Cheshire Branch at 218 Maple Street, branch established on 1998/12/21. Info updated 2009/08/17: Bank assets: $915.6 mil, Deposits: $741.6 mil, headquarters in Naugatuck, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Cheshire North Branch at 311 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1987/07/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Cheshire Branch at 185 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1963/08/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • NEW ENGLAND BANK: Cheshire Branch at 286 Maple Avenue, branch established on 2001/03/02. Info updated 2009/06/12: Bank assets: $724.5 mil, Deposits: $582.4 mil, headquarters in Enfield, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: New England Bancshares, Inc.
  • Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan: Cheshire Branch at 1699 Highland Ave, branch established on 2006/08/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $573.9 mil, Deposits: $429.6 mil, headquarters in Naugatuck, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Liberty Bank: Highland Avenue Branch at 160 Highland Avenue, branch established on 2002/04/03. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $3,394.1 mil, Deposits: $2,747.0 mil, headquarters in Middletown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Cheshire:

Marital status in Cheshire, CT
  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Cheshire:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cheshire, CT (based on New Haven County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic304,677104
Mainline Protestant52,851149
Evangelical Protestant33,484208
Other19,94379
Black Protestant6,47135
Orthodox3,73111
None441,320-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 172
New Haven County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
New Haven County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 96
Here:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 186
Here:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 764
Here:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
New Haven County:

24.0%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Haven County:

15.4%
State:

15.8%

4.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.03%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairfield County, CT  0.98% ($57,745 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.48% ($54,707)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.25% ($62,540)


5.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($768 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.07%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fairfield County, CT  0.74% ($67,908 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.57% ($52,965)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.32% ($68,153)
Businesses in Cheshire, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Jones New York1
AT&T1Marshalls1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's1
CVS2Penske1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Rite Aid2
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts3Stop & Shop1
FedEx7T-Mobile1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS12
H&R Block1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cheshire:

  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXCT (990 AM; 3 kW; SOUTHINGTON, CT; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WATR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WATR, INC.)
  • WFNW (1380 AM; 5 kW; NAUGATUCK, CT; Owner: CANDIDO DIAS CARRELO)
  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMW (1470 AM; 3 kW; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP OF CT)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAT (910 AM; 5 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW BRITAIN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPOP (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cheshire:

  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • W226AG (93.1 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: SAINT THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WJMJ (88.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ST. THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cheshire:

  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • W12BH (Channel 12; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CONN.PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WMLD-LP (Channel 6; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: HARVARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W28AJ (Channel 28; ALLINGTOWN, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Cheshire: Harvey C., Ir. Barnum.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cheshire fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 259ft / 79.4mTotal length
  • 584,926Total average daily traffic
  • 58,424Total average daily truck traffic
  • 394,990Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cheshire, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cheshire, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cheshire)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Cheshire, CT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CHESHIRE, 705 W Johnson Ave (Lat: 41.556056 Lon: -72.917417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WNTT993,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/01/2018, Expiration Date: 01/25/2029, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cheshire)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cheshire)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 80. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 107 took place in 2002, and the least - 55 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Cheshire, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.5%), and Outside Fires (28.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cheshire, CT
    • 69150.5%Structure Fires
    • 39228.7%Outside Fires
    • 27820.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 60.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cheshire, CT
Most common first names in Cheshire, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John48074.9 years
Mary44483.7 years
William28476.7 years
Joseph25675.9 years
Robert24875.1 years
Helen22883.7 years
Margaret22083.0 years
Anna20887.4 years
George19878.2 years
Frank18279.4 years
Most common last names in Cheshire, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8884.1 years
Smith8082.4 years
Anderson5084.4 years
Martin4681.4 years
Hall4484.9 years
Miller4281.7 years
Wilson3683.0 years
Sullivan3480.7 years
Brown3280.6 years
Kelly3282.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cheshire, CT
  • 77.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cheshire, CT
  • 46.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.5%Electricity
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Solar energy


Cheshire compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Cheshire on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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