Rating the Towns 2012: Top 10 Stats

 

Key to the Numbers
The numbers below represent only a small portion of all the data collected to determine town rankings. Crime rate is the average number of major crimes in 2007, 2008 and 2009 per 1,000 population. SAT score is the average combined verbal, math and writing scores in 2010 (perfect score is 2400). The median house price is based on first-half 2011 sales. The 2009 equalized mill rate determines the local tax burden by dividing the tax rate by the grand list. Library expenditures per capita are for 2010. PIC points take into account per­-capita income, equalized mill rate, adjusted equalized grand list per capita and aid to children. It is an indicator of wealth and need—the number shows where the town ranks among all 169 cities and towns in the state; the greater the number, the less need in the community. Voter turnout reflects those voting in the November 2008 presidential election.

 

Towns with Population 6,500-10,000

1. Easton
Population 7,490
Crime rate 5.61
SAT score 1711
Median house $612,500
Equalized mill rate 16.24
Library per capita $95.66
PIC points 155
Voter turnout 83.71%

2. Redding
Population 9,158
Crime rate 5.46
SAT score 1711
Median house $580,000
Equalized mill rate 14.23
Library per capita $67.93
PIC points 156
Voter turnout 82.68%

3. Old Lyme
Population 7,603
Crime rate 7.72
SAT score 1698
Median house $391,500
Equalized mill rate 11.63
Library per capita $76.67
PIC points 151
Voter turnout 79.64%

4. New Hartford
Population 6,970
Crime rate 7.22
SAT score 1668
Median house $239,000
Equalized mill rate 16.41
Library per capita $53.11
PIC points 88
Voter turnout 94.78%

5. Middlebury
Population 7,575
Crime rate 8.45
SAT score 1660
Median house $307,500
Equalized mill rate 16.17
Library per capita $74.05
PIC points 116
Voter turnout 88.23%

6. Litchfield
Population 8,466
Crime rate 11.81
SAT score 1650
Median house $245,000
Equalized mill rate 12.97
Library per capita $84.43
PIC points 124
Voter turnout 79.85%

7. Essex
Population 6,683
Crime rate 10.03
SAT score 1614
Median house $383,500
Equalized mill rate 10.32
Library per capita $74.08
PIC points 150
Voter turnout 88.24%

8. Hebron
Population 9,686
Crime rate 4.96
SAT score 1664
Median house $246,000
Equalized mill rate 19.63
Library per capita $42.74
PIC points 77
Voter turnout 82.96%

9. Woodbury
Population 9,975
Crime rate 6.82
SAT score 1561
Median house $380,000
Equalized mill rate 13.42
Library per capita $61.57
PIC points 139
Voter turnout 79.36%

10. Killingworth
Population 6,525
Crime rate 5.47
SAT score 1598
Median house $334,500
Equalized mill rate 15.08
Library per capita $48.28
PIC points 131
Voter turnout 84.50%

 

Key to the Numbers
The numbers below represent only a small portion of all the data collected to determine town rankings. Crime rate is the average number of major crimes in 2007, 2008 and 2009 per 1,000 population. SAT score is the average combined verbal, math and writing scores in 2010 (perfect score is 2400). The median house price is based on first-half 2011 sales. The 2009 equalized mill rate determines the local tax burden by dividing the tax rate by the grand list. Library expenditures per capita are for 2010. PIC points take into account per­-capita income, equalized mill rate, adjusted equalized grand list per capita and aid to children. It is an indicator of wealth and need—the number shows where the town ranks among all 169 cities and towns in the state; the greater the number, the less need in the community. Voter turnout reflects those voting in the November 2008 presidential election.

 

Towns with
Population 3,500-6,500

1. Marlborough
Population 6,404
Crime rate 7.24
SAT score 1664
Median house $216,500
Equalized mill rate 18.23
Library per capita $61.24
PIC points 94
Voter turnout 83.82%

2. Harwinton
Population 5,642
Crime rate 8.15
SAT score 1569
Median house $206,500
Equalized mill rate 15.34
Library per capita $47.67
PIC points 123
Voter turnout 83.92%

3. Washington
Population 3,578
Crime rate 6.71
SAT score 1580
Median house $921,000
Equalized mill rate 6.78
Library per capita $111.12
PIC points 157
Voter turnout 93.61%

4. Sherman
Population 3,581
Crime rate 6.24
SAT score 1582
Median house $372,000
Equalized mill rate 10.11
Library per capita $51.16
PIC points 147
Voter turnout 81.29%

5. Ashford
Population 4,317
Crime rate 4.71
SAT score 1703
Median house $180,000
Equalized mill rate 17.27
Library per capita $39.31
PIC points 54
Voter turnout 79.76%

6. Bolton
Population 4,980
Crime rate 6.09
SAT score 1641
Median house $259,500
Equalized mill rate 16.68
Library per capita $47.20
PIC points 65
Voter turnout 85.09%

7. Chester
Population 3,994
Crime rate 9.51
SAT score 1614
Median house $359,000
Equalized mill rate 14.09
Library per capita $39.34
PIC points 133
Voter turnout 85.29%

8. Deep River
Population 4,629
Crime rate 8.14
SAT score 1614
Median house $265,500
Equalized mill rate 14.00
Library per capita $29.38
PIC points 118
Voter turnout 82.84%

9. East Granby
Population 5,148
Crime rate 11.48
SAT score 1584
Median house $246,500
Equalized mill rate 17.28
Library per capita $49.54
PIC points 98
Voter turnout 86.18%

10. Bethany
Population 5,563
Crime rate 7.55
SAT score 1683
Median house $297,000
Equalized mill rate 16.64
Library per capita $25.14
PIC points 107
Voter turnout 84.99%

 

 


Key to the Numbers
The numbers below represent only a small portion of all the data collected to determine town rankings. Crime rate is the average number of major crimes in 2007, 2008 and 2009 per 1,000 population. SAT score is the average combined verbal, math and writing scores in 2010 (perfect score is 2400). The median house price is based on first-half 2011 sales. The 2009 equalized mill rate determines the local tax burden by dividing the tax rate by the grand list. Library expenditures per capita are for 2010. PIC points take into account per­-capita income, equalized mill rate, adjusted equalized grand list per capita and aid to children. It is an indicator of wealth and need—the number shows where the town ranks among all 169 cities and towns in the state; the greater the number, the less need in the community. Voter turnout reflects those voting in the November 2008 presidential election.

 

Towns with
Population
Under 3,500

1. Lyme
Population 2,406
Crime rate 7.48
SAT score 1698
Median house $498,500
Equalized mill rate 8.29
Library per capita $89.78
PIC points 160
Voter turnout 86.09%

2. Hartland
Population 2,114
Crime rate 3.31
SAT score 1650
Median house $135,000
Equalized mill rate 15.25
Library per capita $6.53
PIC points 103
Voter turnout 79.84%

3. Union
Population 854
Crime rate 5.85
SAT score 1548
Median house $150,000
Equalized mill rate 16.93
Library per capita $34.38
PIC points 78
Voter turnout 87.87%

4. Eastford
Population 2,114
Crime rate 3.24
SAT score 1567
Median house $204,000
Equalized mill rate 13.65
Library per capita $28.37
PIC points 100
Voter turnout 85.24%

5. Bridgewater
Population 1,727
Crime rate 5.98
SAT score 1580
Median house $425,000
Equalized mill rate 11.55
Library per capita $66.19
PIC points 154
Voter turnout 86.63%

6. Roxbury
Population 2,262
Crime rate 8.40
SAT score 1580
Median house $665,500
Equalized mill rate 7.61
Library per capita $106.55
PIC points 165
Voter turnout 86.31%

7. Colebrook
Population 1,485
Crime rate 6.73
SAT score 1668
Median house $204,000
Equalized mill rate 16.35
Library per capita $33.71
PIC points 138
Voter turnout 80.11%

8. Warren
Population 1,461
Crime rate 5.48
SAT score 1532
Median house $322,000
Equalized mill rate 8.42
Library per capita $33.71
PIC points 152
Voter turnout 85.89%

9. Norfolk
Population 1,709
Crime rate 9.17
SAT score 1668
Median house $334,000
Equalized mill rate 7.84
Library per capita $216.79
PIC points 130
Voter turnout 75.43%

10. Cornwall
Population 1,420
Crime rate 13.15
SAT score 1520
Median house $335,000
Equalized mill rate 8.91
Library per capita $102.21
PIC points 159
Voter turnout 88.82%

 

 

Rating the Towns 2012: Top 10 Stats

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