|• Type||Selectman-town meeting|
|• First selectman||Jacqueline Dubois (R)|
|• State Senator||Dan Champaigne|
|• State Rep.|| Pat Boyd |
|• Total||29.2 sq mi (75.6 km2)|
|• Land||28.9 sq mi (74.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||653 ft (199 m)|
|• Density||61/sq mi (24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern)|
|GNIS feature ID||213420|
Eastford is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,749 at the 2010 census.
Eastford was formed in 1847 when it was broken off from Ashford, Connecticut. The name "Eastford" is locational, for the town is east of Ashford.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.2 square miles (76 km2), of which, 28.9 square miles (75 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.20%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2000 census there were 1,618 people, 618 households, and 451 families living in the town. The population density was 56.0 people per square mile (21.6/km2). There were 705 housing units at an average density of 24.4 per square mile (9.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.78% White, 0.43% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36%.
There were 618 households, out of which 100 have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.8% of households were one person, and 9.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.06.
The age distribution was 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.
The median household income was $57,159 and the median family income was $62,031. Males had a median income of $45,000 versus $31,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,364. About 4.4% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
Easton is a strongly Republican town. The town has voted for the Republican candidate every time since the 1956 election. Even during President Lyndon B. Johnson's landslide in 1964, Easton voters still preferred Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate, by a comfortable 11.2% margin. Since 1992, however, the Democratic candidate has been more competitive. President Barack Obama only lost to Mitt Romney by 1 vote in 2012.
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 27, 2009|
|Party||Active Voters||Inactive Voters||Total Voters||Percentage|
|Presidential Election Results|
|2020||43.5% 464||53.6%572||2.9% 31|
|2016||38.6% 367||54.0%513||7.4% 69|
|2012||49.0% 464||49.1%465||1.9% 18|
|2008||48.9% 485||49.2%488||1.9% 18|
|2004||44.0% 416||54.3%513||1.7% 16|
|2000||44.3% 375||49.7%421||6.0% 50|
|1996||38.1% 301||41.7%329||20.2% 159|
|1992||32.7% 285||39.5%344||27.8% 242|
|1988||34.9% 253||63.8%463||1.3% 9|
|1984||26.2% 172||73.1%479||0.7% 4|
|1980||29.1% 183||55.7%350||15.2% 95|
|1976||36.0% 204||63.4%359||0.6% 3|
|1972||29.6% 152||69.9%359||0.5% 2|
|1968||24.4% 103||72.4%305||3.2% 13|
|1964||44.4% 188||55.6%236||0.00% 0|
|1960||21.0% 82||79.0%309||0.00% 0|
|1956||15.6% 62||84.4%335||0.00% 0|
Residents are zoned to the Eastford School District for grades Preschool through 8. The only school in the district is Eastford Elementary School. Most high schoolers attend Woodstock Academy. The town is near three alternative high schools: Ellis Vocational Technical School, Windham Technical School and Quinebaug Middle College.
There was another Eastford in the state which was renamed East Windsor shortly after its separation from Windsor.
Eastford is the site of Frog Rock, a rest stop and roadside attraction on U.S. Route 44.
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