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Durham is a town located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. Durham is a former farming village on the Coginchaug River in central Connecticut. It has grown into a wealthy suburb due to its peaceful character and central location in the state. Every autumn, during the last weekend in September, the town hosts the wildly successful Durham Fair, one of the largest agricultural fairs in the world. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,627.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,627 people, 2,277 households, and 1,871 families residing in the town. The population density is 108.4/km² (280.8/mi²). There are 2,349 housing units at an average density of 38.4/km² (99.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.68% White, 1.15% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,277 households out of which 41.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% are married couples living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% are non-families. 14.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.17.
In the town the population is spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $77,639, and the median income for a family is $82,864. Males have a median income of $51,250 versus $38,833 for females. The per capita income for the town is $29,306. 1.7% of the population and 1.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
See also: Durham (CDP), Connecticut
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