Fenwick, Connecticut

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Population in 2014: 44 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
Males: 22  (50.6%)
Females: 22  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  68.7 years
Connecticut median age:  40.9 years

Zip code: 06475

Estimated median household income in 2016: over $200,000 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Fenwick:

over $200,000
CT:

$73,433

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $187,304 (it was $38,135 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: over $1,000,000 (it was $968,800 in 2000)
Fenwick:

over $1,000,000
CT:

$274,600

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000
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    • 3990.7%White alone
    • 49.3%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fenwick: 155.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (22.9%), Irish (14.3%), Italian (14.3%), Scottish (8.6%), English (5.7%), Austrian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

Fenwick, Connecticut map

For population 25 years and over in Fenwick:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fenwick borough:

  • Never married: 8.6%
  • Now married: 84.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 1.1%

2 residents are foreign born (3.8% Europe).

This borough:

3.8%
Connecticut:

10.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $10,881 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $10,925 (1.1%)

Fenwick satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Meriden, CT (29.3 miles , pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (76.4 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (84.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Old Saybrook Center, CT (1.2 miles ), Old Saybrook, CT (1.4 miles ), Saybrook Manor, CT (1.6 miles ), Old Lyme, CT (2.1 miles ), Westbrook Center, CT (2.1 miles ), Westbrook, CT (2.4 miles ), Essex Village, CT (2.5 miles ), Essex, CT (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 72.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Fenwick household income distribution Fenwick home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Connecticut:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-41.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (39%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (20%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (78%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (40%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (20%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Fenwick, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fenwick-area historical tornado activity is below Connecticut state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.2 miles away from the Fenwick borough center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the borough center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fenwick-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% 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 211.3 miles away from the city 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 232.9 miles away from Fenwick 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 159.0 miles away from the city 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 184.4 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 203.3 miles away from Fenwick 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 152.0 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 Middlesex County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Blizzards: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fenwick topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fenwick:

  • GLADEVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • FERRY POINT SKILL NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • APPLE REHAB SAYBROOK (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • WESTBROOK VISITING NURSES AND PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WESTBROOK, CT)
  • ESSEX MEADOWS HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ESSEX, CT)
  • PETTIPAUG MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ESSEX, CT)
  • VISITING NURSES OF THE LOWER V (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CENTERBROOK, CT)

Amtrak stations near Fenwick:

  • 3 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST 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.
  • 15 miles: NEW LONDON (27 WATER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Fenwick:

  • 13 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 13 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fenwick:

  • Connecticut College (about 16 miles; New London, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,068)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 22 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Wesleyan University (about 26 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 3,517)
  • Yale University (about 30 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)
  • Gateway Community College (about 30 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 4,672)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 30 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 8,153)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (about 32 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 8,708)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 86.8. This is about average.

City:

86.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 32.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.47. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.47
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.3%
Average household size:
This borough:  1.6 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  42.3%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Connecticut average:

12.1

Fenwick travel time to work - commute Fenwick mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fenwick borough (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,80018
Mainline Protestant15,01556
Evangelical Protestant3,97829
Other2,92111
Black Protestant9745
Orthodox851
None95,903-
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: 28
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Middlesex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Middlesex County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$179
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$218
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$345
Police - Other 0$0 1$24
Fire - Other 0$0 1$42
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$372
Welfare 0$0 1$61
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$59
Local Libraries 0$0 1$238
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$75
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,613

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Connecticut average:

4.33%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.02%
Connecticut average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hartford County, CT  1.74% ($59,193 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.42% ($57,022)
from New London County, CT  0.50% ($61,318)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,301 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Connecticut average:

4.84%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($732 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Connecticut average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hartford County, CT  1.59% ($54,942 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.05% ($48,825)
to New London County, CT  0.50% ($49,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fenwick:

  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fenwick:

  • W233AJ (94.5 FM; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WSUF (89.9 FM; NOYACK, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBE (96.7 FM; EAST HAMPTON, NY; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WQGN-FM (105.5 FM; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Fenwick:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, 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.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$305,53711$277,4421$208,4403$320,670
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$268,9600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$282,0370$01$226,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$250,1500$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6702.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$161,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6702.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)

Fenwick compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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