Bantam, Connecticut

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Bantam, Connecticut

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High Points

Bantam strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Bantam Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Bantam Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Bantam Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Bantam Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Bantam Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Bantam, Connecticut

Comparing Bantam to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 3
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 10
Racial Diversity 6 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 8 4
College Educated Adults 6 1
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Working at Home 4 5
Public Transportation Use 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 5 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8

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Bantam Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06750
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.724
Longitude -73.236

Bantam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
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Bantam Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 802 100%
Male 366 45.6%
Female 436 54.4%
Under 18 207 25.8%
18+ 595 74.2%
65+ 163 20.3%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 3.04
White 770 96%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 6 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 7 0.9%
Mixed Race 12 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 2%

Estimated Bantam Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 808
Growth 6
Growth % 0.7%

Bantam Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 18.3%
Italian 12.9%
English 11.3%
German 9.9%
Polish 8.6%
French Canadian 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
French (except Basque) 6.6%
Swedish 3.6%
US/American 3.6%
Canadian 1.7%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Welsh 1.4%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Romanian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bantam 802 $50,938
Bristol 60,062 $58,259
Litchfield 1,328 $77,843
Naugatuck 30,989 $59,216
Torrington 35,202 $54,375
Waterbury 107,271 $42,300
Winsted 7,321 $51,044
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