Rating the Towns 2011: 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.

 

1.Greenwich
Population 61,171
Crime rate 2.18
SAT score 1702
Median house $1,594,000
Equalized mill rate 5.15
Library per capita $160.84
PIC points 169
Voter turnout 85.21%

2.Fairfield
Population 59,404
Crime rate 4.58
SAT score 1671
Median house $528,500
Equalized mill rate 13.34
Library per capita $89.80
PIC points 146
Voter turnout 85.28%

3.Stamford
Population 122,643
Crime rate 7.48
SAT score 1500
Median house $550,000
Equalized mill rate 11.22
Library per capita $73.29
PIC points 135
Voter turnout 81.65%

4.West Hartford
Population 63,268
Crime rate 7.86
SAT score 1612
Median house $300,000
Equalized mill rate 24.79
Library per capita $47.12
PIC points 30
Voter turnout 84.32%

5.Danbury
Population 80,893
Crime rate 6.20
SAT score 1484
Median house $248,000
Equalized mill rate 14.84
Library per capita $26.73
PIC points 59
Voter turnout 78.11%

6.Milford
Population 52,759
Crime rate 6.62
SAT score 1502
Median house $277,000
Equalized mill rate 19.96
Library per capita $28.69
PIC points 42
Voter turnout 81.36%

7.Norwalk
Population 85,603
Crime rate 10.46
SAT score 1438
Median house $435,000
Equalized mill rate 24.41
Library per capita $59.08
PIC points 122
Voter turnout 75.06%

8.Hamden
Population 60,960
Crime rate 6.45
SAT score 1418
Median house $210,000
Equalized mill rate 19.04
Library per capita $40.79
PIC points 28
Voter turnout 80.74%

9.Manchester
Population 58,241
Crime rate 8.89
SAT score 1431
Median house $165,000
Equalized mill rate 20.54
Library per capita $49.29
PIC points 21
Voter turnout 74.88%

10.Stratford
Population 51,384
Crime rate 10.29
SAT score 1432
Median house $219,000
Equalized mill rate 18.40
Library per capita $60.54
PIC points 25
Voter turnout 76.18%

 

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.

 

1.Westport
Population 26,391
Crime rate 3.71
SAT score 1776
Median house $1,074,000
Equalized mill rate 9.43
Library per capita $201.99
PIC points 166
Voter turnout 86.05%

2.Farmington
Population 25,340
Crime rate 4.30
SAT score 1643
Median house $320,000
Equalized mill rate 13.47
Library per capita $88.30
PIC points 141
Voter turnout 81.37%

3.Glastonbury
Population 34,427
Crime rate 3.30
SAT score 1691
Median house $354,000
Equalized mill rate 19.83
Library per capita $73.29
PIC points 128
Voter turnout 85.48%

4.Newtown
Population 27,560
Crime rate 1.77
SAT score 1634
Median house $380,000
Equalized mill rate 16.00
Library per capita $43.84
PIC points 134
Voter turnout 88.97%

5.Cheshire

Population 29,261
Crime rate 2.61
SAT score 1635
Median house $347,400
Equalized mill rate 16.32
Library per capita $50.35
PIC points 115
Voter turnout 74.96%

6.Wallingford
Population 45,135
Crime rate 4.05
SAT score 1558
Median house $229,700
Equalized mill rate 13.86
Library per capita $58.96
PIC points 71
Voter turnout 85.42%

7.Mansfield
Population 26,543
Crime rate 3.62
SAT score 1703
Median house $216,000
Equalized mill rate 16.07
Library per capita $30.12
PIC points 49
Voter turnout 79.63%

8.New Milford
Population 28,142
Crime rate 3.74
SAT score 1572
Median house $270,000
Equalized mill rate 13.60
Library per capita $45.95
PIC points 111
Voter turnout 76.84%

9.Trumbull
Population 36,018
Crime rate 4.23
SAT score 1597
Median house $358,500
Equalized mill rate 16.18
Library per capita $51.16
PIC points 126
Voter turnout 80.12%

10.Branford
Population 28,026
Crime rate 5.97
SAT score 1565
Median house $271,700
Equalized mill rate 12.65
Library per capita $51.55
PIC points 127
Voter turnout 77.53%

 

 


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.

 

1.Ridgefield
Population 24,638
Crime rate 0.69
SAT score 1735
Median house $663,000
Equalized mill rate 13.76
Library per capita $67.44
PIC points 158
Voter turnout 86.42%

2.New Canaan
Population 17,738
Crime rate 1.57
SAT score 1796
Median house $1,410,000
Equalized mill rate 8.48
Library per capita $123.66
PIC points 168
Voter turnout 87.13%

3.Avon
Population 18,098
Crime rate 1.31
SAT score 1717
Median house $392,500
Equalized mill rate 15.17
Library per capita $75.43
PIC points 153
Voter turnout 88.09%

4.Wilton
Population 18,062
Crime rate 1.37
SAT score 1768
Median house $820,000
Equalized mill rate 13.46
Library per capita $174.06
PIC points 163
Voter turnout 87.41%

5.Darien
Population 20,732
Crime rate 2.03
SAT score 1781
Median house $1,420,000
Equalized mill rate 7.70
Library per capita $196.17
PIC points 167
Voter turnout 87.38%

6.Simsbury
Population 23,511
Crime rate 2.13
SAT score 1730
Median house $345,000
Equalized mill rate 20.71
Library per capita $79.94
PIC points 114
Voter turnout 88.37%

7.Madison
Population 18,269
Crime rate 3.25
SAT score 1696
Median house $425,000
Equalized mill rate 12.47
Library per capita $74.67
PIC points 148
Voter turnout 80.81%

8.Southbury
Population 19,904
Crime rate 1.76
SAT score 1660
Median house $367,400
Equalized mill rate 14.56
Library per capita $46.86
PIC points 113
Voter turnout 71.77%

9.Stonington
Population 18,545
Crime rate 2.34
SAT score 1595
Median house $291,200
Equalized mill rate 10.60
Library per capita $19.32
PIC points 137
Voter turnout 84.20%

10.East Lyme
Population 19,159
Crime rate 3.97
SAT score 1654
Median house $275,000
Equalized mill rate 12.86
Library per capita $60.65
PIC points 110
Voter turnout 73.28%

 

 


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.

 

1.Weston
Population 10,179
Crime rate 0.92
SAT score 1794
Median house $748,000
Equalized mill rate 15.60
Library per capita $38.43
PIC points 164
Voter turnout 90.84%

2.Canton
Population 10,292
Crime rate 2.26
SAT score 1646
Median house $362,000
Equalized mill rate 16.13
Library per capita $68.31
PIC points 117
Voter turnout 84.35%

3.Old Saybrook
Population 10,242
Crime rate 2.99
SAT score 1658
Median house $398,000
Equalized mill rate 9.50
Library per capita $64.37
PIC points 143
Voter turnout 83.60%

4.Granby
Population 11,282
Crime rate 2.66
SAT score 1650
Median house $275,000
Equalized mill rate 20.40
Library per capita $52.77
PIC points 82
Voter turnout 87.84%

5.New Fairfield
Population 13,881
Crime rate 2.33
SAT score 1599
Median house $327,500
Equalized mill rate 13.39
Library per capita $41.20
PIC points 132
Voter turnout 73.75%

6.Orange
Population 13,956
Crime rate 4.56
SAT score 1683
Median house $336,000
Equalized mill rate 19.76
Library per capita $49.51
PIC points 108
Voter turnout 81.94%

7.Clinton
Population 13,260
Crime rate 4.17
SAT score 1512
Median house $256,000
Equalized mill rate 13.57
Library per capita $58.74
PIC points 92
Voter turnout 77.78%

8.Somers
Population 11,444
Crime rate 3.09
SAT score 1528
Median house $306,000
Equalized mill rate 13.40
Library per capita $43.50
PIC points 73
Voter turnout 74.39%

9.Cromwell
Population 14,005
Crime rate 5.43
SAT score 1536
Median house $254,900
Equalized mill rate 18.32
Library per capita $51.44
PIC points 63
Voter turnout 80.51%

10.East Hampton
Population 12,959
Crime rate 2.98
SAT score 1596
Median house $235,500
Equalized mill rate 15.75
Library per capita $40.01
PIC points 45
Voter turnout 80.98%

 

 

Rating the Towns 2011: Top 10 Stats

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