Lyme, Connecticut

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Lyme, Connecticut

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

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Comparative Profile of Lyme, Connecticut

Comparing Lyme 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 10
Racial Diversity 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 4 2


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to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9

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Lyme Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SE of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06371
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.32
Longitude -72.3

Lyme Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GROTON
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 26.8 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
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Lyme Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,016 100%
Male 1,007 50%
Female 1,009 50%
Under 18 410 20.3%
18+ 1,606 79.7%
65+ 401 19.9%
Median Age 47.1
Average Family Size 2.76
White 1,976 98%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 27 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.1%

Estimated Lyme Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,099
Growth 83
Growth % 4.1%

Lyme 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
English 21.2%
US/American 11.3%
German 10.6%
Italian 9.8%
Irish 8.8%
Polish 7%
Swedish 5%
Scottish 4.7%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Dutch 1.7%
Russian 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
Finnish 1.4%
French Canadian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Welsh 0.8%
British 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lyme, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Lyme (06371)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Lyme Public Libraries

Lyme Public Library
Lyme, Connecticut
(860) 434-2272

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