New London County, Connecticut

New London County: County in Connecticut, United States

About

New London County is a county located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 274,055 and a population density of 137 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 264,999 inhabitants. Its county seat is New London. The county was created 358 years ago in 1665.

New London County sits in the southeastern corner of Connecticut along the Long Island Sound. With a population around 263,000 as of 2020, it covers about 670 square miles.

The county was founded in 1666 and named after New London, its county seat and largest city. The Thames River runs through it.

Key Facts and History

  • New London was one of Connecticut's first settlements, founded in 1646. It became a major colonial port city.
  • Whaling and fishing were early industries, followed by shipbuilding, shipping and manufacturing. Rivers enabled trade.
  • New London County has strong ties to the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy. The Coast Guard Academy is located in New London.
  • Tourism became popular in the 19th century. Wealthy families built seaside mansions in places like Groton Long Point.

Major Industries and Attractions Today

  • While manufacturing has declined, the county remains home to pharmaceutical and research companies. Mystic serves as a tourist hub.
  • As a coastal region, tourism is still important with boating, beaches, vineyards and resorts.
  • Key attractions include the Mystic Seaport living history museum, Mystic Aquarium, and historic downtown New London.
  • Two Native American tribal nations are based here - the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. They operate major casinos.

Transportation and Other Cities

  • I-95 and I-395 provide highway access to New London County. Amtrak serves New London by rail.
  • Besides New London, other major cities include Norwich, Groton, and Stonington.
New London County locator map
Location of New London County on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about New London County

Population : 264,999 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
Area : 1999 km2
Water as percent of area : 13.8%
Land as percent of area : 86.2%
Named for : London
Altitude : 72 feet / 22 meters
Capital : New London
Establishment : January 01, 1666
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 07:01:09 (26th February 2024)
Density : 133 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.42% (2010-2020)
New London County Courthouse Connecticut Superior Court image
New London County Courthouse Connecticut Superior Court
New London County Courthouse Connecticut Superior Court image

Geography

New London County is located at 41°28'0"N 72°6'23"W (41.4667800, -72.1065000). It has 7 neighbors: Hartford County, Middlesex County, Tolland County, Windham County, Suffolk County, Kent County and Washington County.

New London County map

The largest city of New London County is Norwich with a population of 38,619. Other cities include, New London population 26,870, Pawcatuck population 5,624, North Stonington population 5,197 and Jewett City population 3,396. See all New London County cities & populated places.

New London County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in New London County.

City Name Population Title
Norwich 38,619 City in Connecticut, USA
Groton 38,258 Town in Connecticut
New London 26,870 City in Connecticut, United States
Montville 18,463 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Colchester 15,774 Town in the U.
Ledyard 14,579 Town of the United States
Old Lyme 7,280 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Lebanon 7,112 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Pawcatuck 5,624 City in Connecticut, United States of America
North Stonington 5,197 City in New London County, Connecticut, United States of America
Preston City 5,000 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Lisbon 4,238 Town in Connecticut, USA
Long Hill 4,205 Census designated place
Mystic 4,205 Village in Connecticut
Salem 4,083 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Old Mystic 3,554 Village in the United States

New London County has 7 neighbours.

  • New London

Demographics

According to census records, the population of New London County decreased by 3.42% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 274,055 - census
2011 273,037 -0.37% estimation process
2012 274,091 0.38% estimation process
2013 272,976 -0.41% estimation process
2014 271,462 -0.56% estimation process
2015 269,636 -0.68% estimation process
2016 268,403 -0.46% estimation process
2017 267,419 -0.37% estimation process
2018 266,285 -0.43% estimation process
2019 265,206 -0.41% estimation process
2020 264,999 -0.08% estimation process

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People born in New London County (3)

People born in New London County, including painter Henry Pember Smith, educator Azel Backus, religious and educational leader Martha Hillard MacLeish, .

List

Connecticut Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Fairfield County 942,426 County in Connecticut, United States
Hartford County 889,226 County in Connecticut, United States
New Haven County 851,948 County in Connecticut, United States
Litchfield County 179,610 County in Connecticut, United States
Middlesex County 161,657 County in Connecticut, United States
Tolland County 150,600 County in Connecticut, United States
Bridgeport 143,525 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Stamford 131,397 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
New Haven 130,801 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
North Stamford 128,278 A census-designated place in Stamford, Connecticut.
Hartford 121,535 The capital of Connecticut.
Windham County 116,540 County in Connecticut, United States
Waterbury 106,826 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Norwalk 88,655 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
East Norwalk 84,530 A census-designated place in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Danbury 84,317 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.