Cheshire, Connecticut

town in Connecticut

Chesire is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut. The population was 29,261 in 2010.[4] It is the center of population for the state of Connecticut.[5] In 2009, Chesire was ranked #72 in Money magazine's "100 Best Places to Live".[6] In 2011, Chesire was ranked #73 in Money's "100 Best Places to Live".[7]

Cheshire, Connecticut
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church
"The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut"[1]
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°30′44″N 72°54′13″W / 41.51222°N 72.90361°W / 41.51222; -72.90361Coordinates: 41°30′44″N 72°54′13″W / 41.51222°N 72.90361°W / 41.51222; -72.90361
CountryUnited States
NECTANew Haven
RegionCentral Naugatuck Valley
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • Town managerMichael A. Milone
 • CouncilTim Slocum, R-at large, chairman and honorary mayor
David Schrumm, R-1
Thomas Ruocco, R-2
Andy Falvey, R-3
Steve Carroll, R-4
James Sima, R-at large
Patti Flynn Harris, D-at large
Sylvia Nichols R-at large
Michael Ecke, D-at large[3]
 • Total33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Land33.1 sq mi (85.6 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
230 ft (70 m)
 • Total29,261
 • Density880/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-14160
GNIS feature ID0213406


  1. "Town of Cheshire Connecticut". Town of Cheshire Connecticut. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  2. "Cheshire Connecticut". Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  4. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Cheshire town, New Haven County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  5. "Population and Population Centers by State". United States Census Bureau: 2000 Census. Retrieved August 18, 2007.
  6. "Best Places to Live 2009". CNN.
  7. "Best Places to Live 2011". CNN.