Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 35,202, but a July 1, 2002 estimate put the city's population at 35,655. It is the largest city in Litchfield County and in northwest Connecticut. It is also the core city of the largest of the country's micropolitan areas.
Abolitionist John Brown was born in Torrington in 1800.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 104.6 km² (40.4 mi²). 103.1 km² (39.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.41% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 35,202 people, 14,743 households, and 9,125 families residing in the city. The population density is 341.6/km² (884.7/mi²). There are 16,147 housing units at an average density of 156.7/km² (405.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.03% White, 2.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 3.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 14,743 households out of which 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% are non-families. 32.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $41,841, and the median income for a family is $54,375. Males have a median income of $37,702 versus $28,418 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,406. 7.4% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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