East Haddam, Connecticut

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East Haddam, Connecticut

Introduction to East Haddam, Connecticut

East Haddam, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 18 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center) and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town, which is included in the Hartford metropolitan area, had 8,333 people, as of the 2000 census.

East Haddam History

Till 1754, Haddam and East Haddam were a single colony. After the formal separation, the colony on the west bank kept the name Haddam and the colony lying along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River took the name of East Haddam. The town of East Haddam was officially incorporated in 1734. The original inhabitants of the town divided the area into nine sections, each comprising three-fourths of a mile square.

East Haddam and nearby Attractions

  • Devil's Hopyard State Park
  • East Haddam Historical Museum
  • Echo Farm State Park
  • Amasa Day House

Things To Do In East Haddam

History buffs should pay a visit to the East Haddam Historical Museum to see the picture of the construction of the East Haddam swing bridge. Situated on the Eight Mile River, the beautiful Devil's Hopyard State Park provides tourists with camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking opportunitites. One can also visit the Goodspeed Opera House and the Gillette castle State Park.

East Haddam Transportation

Bradley International Airport is the major airport in the area.

East Haddam Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Connecticut provide facilities for higher education.

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Comparative Profile of East Haddam, Connecticut

Comparing East Haddam 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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East Haddam Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06423
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.453
Longitude -72.461

East Haddam Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
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East Haddam Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,333 100%
Male 4,169 50%
Female 4,164 50%
Under 18 2,123 25.5%
18+ 6,210 74.5%
65+ 886 10.6%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.02
White 8,105 97.3%
African-American 70 0.8%
Asian 33 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.3%
Other 38 0.5%
Mixed Race 64 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 1%

Estimated East Haddam Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,808
Growth 475
Growth % 5.7%

East Haddam 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
Italian 15.1%
English 14.2%
Irish 13.8%
Polish 12.7%
German 10.8%
French (except Basque) 6.1%
US/American 4.3%
Swedish 3.5%
Scottish 2.7%
French Canadian 2.6%
Czech 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Norwegian 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
British 0.9%
Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
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East Haddam Public Libraries

Rathbun Free Memorial Library
East Haddam, Connecticut
(860) 873-8210
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East Haddam Free Public Library
East Haddam, Connecticut
(860) 873-8248

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East Haddam High Schools (2004)

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Serves 330 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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