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The 2000 Census showed that Litchfield County had a population of 182,193 people. This represented 5.35% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 8 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Litchfield had a population of 188,728 people. This is an increase of 3.59% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010189,927+4.24%+0.64% since 2009
2008188,647+3.54%+0.1% since 2007
2006188,393+3.4%+0.3% since 2005
2004187,772+3.06%+0.52% since 2003
2003186,795+2.53%+0.61% since 2002
2002185,656+1.9%+0.91% since 2001
2001183,987+0.98%+0.98% since 2000
2000182,193The Last Census

Litchfield County had 79,267 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Litchfield County has a total area<3> of 944 square miles [2,446 km²]. Of this total, 919 square miles [2,382 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.61%) being water (24.65 square miles [63.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Litchfield County had a population density of 198.1 people per square mile [76.5 people/km²], making it the state's 8th most densely populated county (out of 8 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Litchfield County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Litchfield and the state of Connecticut.

Click here for the Litchfield County QuickFact (QF-09005).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Litchfield County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New MilfordQF-095263028,50527,1215.1%
New HartfordQF-09513506,7636,08811.09%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Litchfield County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FairfieldQF-09001   S901,208882,5672.11%
HartfordQF-09003   E879,835857,1832.64%
New HavenQF-09009   SE848,006824,0082.91%
Berkshire (MA)QF-25003   N129,288134,953-4.2%
Hampden (MA)QF-25013   NE471,081456,2283.26%
Columbia (NY)QF-36021   NW61,61863,094-2.34%
Dutchess (NY)QF-36027   W293,562280,1504.79%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Litchfield. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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