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This article is about the U.S. town. For the county in Connecticut, see Windham County, Connecticut. For other uses, see Windham (disambiguation).

Windham is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. It contains the city of Willimantic as well as the boroughs of Windham Center, North Windham, and South Windham. Willimantic, an incorporated city since 1893, was consolidated with the town in 1983. The population was 24,428 at the 2020 census.

Windham, Connecticut
Seal
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Coordinates:41°43′N72°10′W /41.717°N 72.167°W /41.717; -72.167Coordinates: 41°43′N72°10′W /41.717°N 72.167°W /41.717; -72.167
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
NECTAWillimantic
RegionWindham Region
Incorporated1693
Government
• MayorTom Devivo
• Town ManagerJames Rivers
Area
• Total27.9 sq mi (72.3 km2)
• Land27.1 sq mi (70.1 km2)
• Water0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation
233 ft (71 m)
Population
(2020)
• Total24,428
• Density903/sq mi (348.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
• Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06226, 06235, 06256, 06266, 06280
Area code(s)860
FIPS code09-86790
GNIS feature ID0213537
Major highways
Websitewww.windhamct.com

Contents

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the region was occupied by Algonquian peoples, including the Pequot, Mohegan, Narragansett, and Nipmuck. After the conclusion of the Pequot War in 1638, the Pequots ceased to exist as a tribe; after King Philip's War ended in 1678, the Narragansett and Nipmuck did as well, leaving the Mohegans the only native power in the region. The settlement of Windham was left to settlers by Joshua Uncas, son of Uncas, in a will dated 1675. Settlers moved in, and held their first town meeting on May 18, 1691. The tract was named the town of Windham in May 1692, and was incorporated into Hartford County in fall of 1693.: 82-83

Starting in the early nineteenth century, the town's center of activity moved from Windham to Willimantic, as the water power available there led to the establishment of factories.:104 First established as a borough in 1833, it was incorporated as a separate city in 1893, then reincorporated into the town of Windham in 1983 as its industry declined.

Sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.9 square miles (72.3 km2), of which, 27.1 square miles (70.1 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km2) of it (3.04%) is water.

Climate

Climate data for Windham Airport (KIJD), Connecticut (1981–2010), Snow data for Storrs, Connecticut (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
72
(22)
82
(28)
93
(34)
95
(35)
98
(37)
100
(38)
100
(38)
100
(38)
88
(31)
80
(27)
75
(24)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 35.3
(1.8)
38.4
(3.6)
47.3
(8.5)
59.3
(15.2)
70.1
(21.2)
78.0
(25.6)
82.3
(27.9)
80.8
(27.1)
73.8
(23.2)
62.1
(16.7)
51.9
(11.1)
40.3
(4.6)
60.0
(15.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.0
(−1.7)
31.7
(−0.2)
38.3
(3.5)
48.1
(8.9)
57.9
(14.4)
67.7
(19.8)
73.4
(23.0)
72.1
(22.3)
64.9
(18.3)
54.0
(12.2)
44.7
(7.1)
34.7
(1.5)
51.4
(10.8)
Average low °F (°C) 17.0
(−8.3)
19.6
(−6.9)
26.3
(−3.2)
36.2
(2.3)
45.9
(7.7)
55.5
(13.1)
61.0
(16.1)
59.9
(15.5)
51.4
(10.8)
39.6
(4.2)
31.4
(−0.3)
22.3
(−5.4)
38.8
(3.8)
Record low °F (°C) −27
(−33)
−21
(−29)
−16
(−27)
6
(−14)
22
(−6)
30
(−1)
37
(3)
32
(0)
20
(−7)
15
(−9)
1
(−17)
−18
(−28)
−27
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.36
(85)
3.25
(83)
4.32
(110)
3.74
(95)
3.49
(89)
3.68
(93)
3.43
(87)
3.35
(85)
3.44
(87)
3.94
(100)
3.99
(101)
3.78
(96)
43.77
(1,111)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.1
(21)
11.1
(28)
5.5
(14)
1.1
(2.8)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.9
(2.3)
6.7
(17)
33.4
(85.1)
Average precipitation days(≥ 0.1 in) 6 6 7 7 8 7 6 5 6 6 6 7 72
Average snowy days(≥ 0.1 in.) 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 15
Source:
Historical population
Census Pop.
18202,489
18403,382
18504,50333.1%
18604,243−5.8%
18705,41227.6%
18808,26452.7%
189010,03221.4%
19008,937−10.9%
191012,60441.0%
192013,8019.5%
193013,773−0.2%
194013,8240.4%
195015,88414.9%
196016,9736.9%
197019,62615.6%
198021,0627.3%
199022,0394.6%
200022,8573.7%
201025,26810.5%
202024,428−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,857 people, 8,342 households, and 5,088 families residing in the town. The population density was 844.4 people per square mile (326.0/km2). There were 8,926 housing units at an average density of 329.8 per square mile (127.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 74.02% White, 5.06% African American, 0.56% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 15.16% from other races, and 3.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.85% of the population.

There were 8,342 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, 18.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,087, and the median income for a family was $42,023. Males had a median income of $32,742 versus $25,703 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,978. About 12.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Public Schools

  • Windham Early Childhood Center
  • Natchaug School
  • North Windham School
  • W.B. Sweeney School
  • Windham Center School
  • Windham Middle School
  • Windham High School
  • Windham Technical High School

Magnet Schools

  • Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

Private Schools

  • St Mary-St Joseph School

Route 32 runs through South Windham and north-western Willimantic. Route 66 goes east to west from North Windham to Columbia. Route 14 severs Willimantic to Windham Center. Route 203 severs the eastern section of town from North Windham to South Windham. Route 195 goes from Willimantic to Mansfield eventually going to the University of Connecticut. Route 289 starts in southern Willimantic and shortly after going into Lebanon to Route 87. US 6 bypasses the city and severs North Windham. Bus service is available around the town Monday thru Saturday. Airport service is from Windham Airport in North Windham. There is no passenger train service, but a freight train stop is found in Willimantic for the Providence and Worcester Railroad. Bus service is provided by the Windham Region Transit District.

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  2. "Census - Geography Profile: Windham town, Windham County, Connecticut". RetrievedDecember 23, 2021.
  3. "Will of Joshua Uncas". The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 13 (3): 235. June 1859. Retrieved2019-05-26.
  4. Lincoln, Allen B., ed. (1920). A Modern History of Windham County, Connecticut. Vol. 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Retrieved2019-05-26.
  5. Public Archaeology Survey Team. "History of Willimantic, The Thread City". Retrieved2018-06-06.
  6. Hamilton, Robert A. (1983-02-13). "TOWNS TAKE STEPS TO CONSOLIDATE". The New York Times. Retrieved2018-06-06.
  7. "NOWData for Windham Airport". NOAA. RetrievedSeptember 10, 2016.
  8. "Intellicast Willimantic, Connecticut Historical Averages". The Weather Company. RetrievedJanuary 11, 2017.
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Windham Connecticut Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article is about the U S town For the county in Connecticut see Windham County Connecticut For other uses see Windham disambiguation Windham is a town in Windham County Connecticut United States It contains the city of Willimantic as well as the boroughs of Windham Center North Windham and South Windham Willimantic an incorporated city since 1893 was consolidated with the town in 1983 The population was 24 428 at the 2020 census 2 Windham ConnecticutTownDr Chester Hunt Office in Windham CenterSealLocation in Windham County and the state of Connecticut Coordinates 41 43 N 72 10 W 41 717 N 72 167 W 41 717 72 167 Coordinates 41 43 N 72 10 W 41 717 N 72 167 W 41 717 72 167CountryUnited StatesStateConnecticutNECTAWillimanticRegionWindham RegionIncorporated1693Government MayorTom Devivo Town ManagerJames RiversArea Total27 9 sq mi 72 3 km2 Land27 1 sq mi 70 1 km2 Water0 9 sq mi 2 2 km2 Elevation233 ft 71 m Population 2020 Total24 428 Density903 sq mi 348 5 km2 Time zoneUTC 5 Eastern Summer DST UTC 4 Eastern ZIP code06226 06235 06256 06266 06280Area code s 860FIPS code09 86790GNIS feature ID0213537Major highwaysWebsitewww wbr windhamct wbr com 1 Contents 1 History 1 1 Sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places 2 Geography 2 1 Climate 3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Transportation 6 Notable people 7 References 8 External linksHistory EditPrior to the arrival of Europeans the region was occupied by Algonquian peoples including the Pequot Mohegan Narragansett and Nipmuck After the conclusion of the Pequot War in 1638 the Pequots ceased to exist as a tribe after King Philip s War ended in 1678 the Narragansett and Nipmuck did as well leaving the Mohegans the only native power in the region The settlement of Windham was left to settlers by Joshua Uncas son of Uncas in a will dated 1675 3 Settlers moved in and held their first town meeting on May 18 1691 The tract was named the town of Windham in May 1692 and was incorporated into Hartford County in fall of 1693 4 82 83 Starting in the early nineteenth century the town s center of activity moved from Windham to Willimantic as the water power available there led to the establishment of factories 4 104 First established as a borough in 1833 5 it was incorporated as a separate city in 1893 then reincorporated into the town of Windham in 1983 as its industry declined 6 Sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit Dr Chester Hunt Office Windham Center Road added November 6 1970 Forty Seventh Camp of Rochambeau s Army added February 23 2003 Fourth Camp of Rochambeau s Army added February 8 2003 Main Street Historic District Windham Connecticut 32 50 and 54 North St added August 29 1992 March Route of Rochambeau s Army Scotland Road Scotland Road from intersection with Back Rd to 80 Scotland Rd added July 6 2003 Willimantic Armory Pleasant Street added October 12 1985 Windham Center Historic District state Routes 14 and 203 added July 4 1979 Geography EditAccording to the United States Census Bureau the town has a total area of 27 9 square miles 72 3 km2 of which 27 1 square miles 70 1 km2 of it is land and 0 9 square miles 2 2 km2 of it 3 04 is water Climate Edit Climate data for Windham Airport KIJD Connecticut 1981 2010 Snow data for Storrs Connecticut 1981 2010 Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YearRecord high F C 69 21 72 22 82 28 93 34 95 35 98 37 100 38 100 38 100 38 88 31 80 27 75 24 100 38 Average high F C 35 3 1 8 38 4 3 6 47 3 8 5 59 3 15 2 70 1 21 2 78 0 25 6 82 3 27 9 80 8 27 1 73 8 23 2 62 1 16 7 51 9 11 1 40 3 4 6 60 0 15 5 Daily mean F C 29 0 1 7 31 7 0 2 38 3 3 5 48 1 8 9 57 9 14 4 67 7 19 8 73 4 23 0 72 1 22 3 64 9 18 3 54 0 12 2 44 7 7 1 34 7 1 5 51 4 10 8 Average low F C 17 0 8 3 19 6 6 9 26 3 3 2 36 2 2 3 45 9 7 7 55 5 13 1 61 0 16 1 59 9 15 5 51 4 10 8 39 6 4 2 31 4 0 3 22 3 5 4 38 8 3 8 Record low F C 27 33 21 29 16 27 6 14 22 6 30 1 37 3 32 0 20 7 15 9 1 17 18 28 27 33 Average precipitation inches mm 3 36 85 3 25 83 4 32 110 3 74 95 3 49 89 3 68 93 3 43 87 3 35 85 3 44 87 3 94 100 3 99 101 3 78 96 43 77 1 111 Average snowfall inches cm 8 1 21 11 1 28 5 5 14 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 3 6 7 17 33 4 85 1 Average precipitation days 0 1 in 6 6 7 7 8 7 6 5 6 6 6 7 72Average snowy days 0 1 in 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 15Source 7 8 Demographics EditHistorical populationCensus Pop 18202 489 18403 382 18504 50333 1 18604 243 5 8 18705 41227 6 18808 26452 7 189010 03221 4 19008 937 10 9 191012 60441 0 192013 8019 5 193013 773 0 2 194013 8240 4 195015 88414 9 196016 9736 9 197019 62615 6 198021 0627 3 199022 0394 6 200022 8573 7 201025 26810 5 202024 428 3 3 U S Decennial Census 9 See also List of Connecticut locations by per capita income Windham High School located in Willimantic Connecticut As of the census 10 of 2000 there were 22 857 people 8 342 households and 5 088 families residing in the town The population density was 844 4 people per square mile 326 0 km2 There were 8 926 housing units at an average density of 329 8 per square mile 127 3 km2 The racial makeup of the town was 74 02 White 5 06 African American 0 56 Native American 1 30 Asian 0 12 Pacific Islander 15 16 from other races and 3 78 from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26 85 of the population There were 8 342 households out of which 30 1 had children under the age of 18 living with them 39 4 were married couples living together 16 8 had a female householder with no husband present and 39 0 were non families 29 8 of all households were made up of individuals and 11 2 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 47 and the average family size was 3 05 In the town the population was spread out with 23 0 under the age of 18 18 1 from 18 to 24 27 2 from 25 to 44 19 1 from 45 to 64 and 12 6 who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 31 years For every 100 females there were 93 5 males For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 90 0 males The median income for a household in the town was 35 087 and the median income for a family was 42 023 Males had a median income of 32 742 versus 25 703 for females The per capita income for the town was 16 978 About 12 7 of families and 17 5 of the population were below the poverty line including 23 9 of those under age 18 and 9 6 of those age 65 or over Education EditPublic Schools Windham Early Childhood Center Natchaug School North Windham School W B Sweeney School Windham Center School Windham Middle School Windham High School Windham Technical High School Magnet Schools Charles H Barrows STEM Academy Private Schools St Mary St Joseph SchoolTransportation EditRoute 32 runs through South Windham and north western Willimantic Route 66 goes east to west from North Windham to Columbia Route 14 severs Willimantic to Windham Center Route 203 severs the eastern section of town from North Windham to South Windham Route 195 goes from Willimantic to Mansfield eventually going to the University of Connecticut Route 289 starts in southern Willimantic and shortly after going into Lebanon to Route 87 US 6 bypasses the city and severs North Windham Bus service is available around the town Monday thru Saturday Airport service is from Windham Airport in North Windham There is no passenger train service but a freight train stop is found in Willimantic for the Providence and Worcester Railroad Bus service is provided by the Windham Region Transit District Notable people EditGeorge Hewitt Cushman 1814 1876 engraver and painter of miniature paintings and portraits Eliphalet Dyer 1721 1807 a lawyer jurist and delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress was born in town Benjamin Hanks 1755 1824 goldsmith instrument maker and first maker of bronze cannons and church bells in America William Hebard 1800 1875 a United States representative from Vermont was born in town Samuel Huntington 1731 1796 signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation was 18th Governor of Connecticut Jerusha Bingham Kirkland 1743 1788 missionary niece of Eleazar Wheelock Gardiner Means 1896 1988 economist Mary A Ripley 1831 1893 author lecturer teacher Eleazar Wheelock 1711 1779 a Congregational minister orator educator and founder of Dartmouth College was born in townReferences Edit Mayor and Town Manager Town of Windham Connecticut Retrieved 2018 06 19 Census Geography Profile Windham town Windham County Connecticut Retrieved December 23 2021 Will of Joshua Uncas The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 13 3 235 June 1859 Retrieved 2019 05 26 a b Lincoln Allen B ed 1920 A Modern History of Windham County Connecticut Vol 1 S J Clarke Publishing Company Retrieved 2019 05 26 Public Archaeology Survey Team History of Willimantic The Thread City Retrieved 2018 06 06 Hamilton Robert A 1983 02 13 TOWNS TAKE STEPS TO CONSOLIDATE The New York Times Retrieved 2018 06 06 NOWData for Windham Airport NOAA Retrieved September 10 2016 Intellicast Willimantic Connecticut Historical Averages The Weather Company Retrieved January 11 2017 Census of Population and Housing Census gov Retrieved June 4 2015 U S Census website United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008 01 31 External links EditTown of Windham Connecticut Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Windham Connecticut amp oldid 1091989119, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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