official_name = Seymour, Connecticut
settlement_type = Town
image_caption = "Panorama From Castle Rock" of Seymour, from a 1905 postcard
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1850
government_type = Selectman-town meeting
subdivision_name = Bridgeport-Stamford
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = The Valley
leader_title = First selectman
leader_name = Robert J. Koskelowski
area_total_km2 = 38.8
area_land_km2 = 37.7
area_water_km2 = 1.0
area_total_sq_mi = 15.0
population_as_of = 2005
population_total = 16144
population_density_km2 = 427
population_density_sq_mi = 1106
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_land_sq_mi = 14.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
elevation_m = 118
elevation_ft = 387
latd = 41 |latm = 23 |lats = 03 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 05 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 06478, 06483
website = http://www.seymourct.org/
area_code = 203
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 09-67610
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0213502
Notable people, past and present
John D'Agostino(b. 1982), a professional poker player who placed 5th in the second season World Poker Tour (WPT) PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure event, winning $99,450, is a Seymour resident.
John William De Forest(1826-1906), a soldier and writer best known for his Civil War novel " Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty', was born in town.
Carlos French(1835-1903) was a United States Representativefrom Connecticut.
Robert Tuttle Morris(b. 1857) was a surgeon and author born in town.
On the National Register of Historic Places
* Downtown Seymour Historic District — Roughly bounded by the Naugatuck River, Main, Wakeley, and DeForest Streets (added
September 25, 1983)
* Sanford-Humphreys House — 61-63 West St. (added
June 11, 1982)
* Seymour High School and Annex — 100 Bank St. (added
December 17, 1983)
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.67%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,454 people, 6,155 households, and 4,210 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,060.6 people per square mile (409.5/km²). There were 6,356 housing units at an average density of 436.2/sq mi (168.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.75% White, 1.35% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.
There were 6,155 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,408, and the median income for a family was $65,012. Males had a median income of $46,171 versus $32,186 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $24,056. About 3.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
The Seymour train station provides
commuter railservice to Bridgeport, Stamford and Grand Central Terminalin New York Cityvia the Waterbury Branch on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line. CT Transit New Haven Division provides bus service to Seymour on its F West Chapel Street route.
* [http://www.seymourct.org/ Town of Seymour]
* [http://www.derbyhistorical.org/ Derby Historical Society Web site] The society was "Founded April 18, 1946, to serve the Naugatuck Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, & Shelton."
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