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Lisbon, Connecticut

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Lisbon, Connecticut
Newent Congregational Church
Newent Congregational Church
Official seal of Lisbon, Connecticut
Location within New London County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°36′14″N 72°00′42″W / 41.60389°N 72.01167°W / 41.60389; -72.01167
CountryUnited States
CountyNew London
Metropolitan areaNew London
 • TypeSelectman-town meeting
 • First selectmanThomas W. Sparkman (R)[1]
 • SelectmanRobert T. Browne, Sr. (R)
 • SelectmanWilliam C. Surfus (D)
 • Total16.6 sq mi (43.0 km2)
 • Land16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
328 ft (100 m)
 • Total4,195
 • Density250/sq mi (98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s)860
FIPS code09-43230
GNIS feature ID0213451

Lisbon is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States, 7.3 miles (11.7 km) by road northeast of Norwich. The population was 4,195 at the 2020 census.[2] The town center is also known as the village of Newent. The town school is Lisbon Central School. Its only postal code, 06351, is Jewett City, Connecticut, which is a village of the town of Griswold, Connecticut and encompasses all of Lisbon and Griswold.


The town incorporated from Norwich in 1786.[3] The community was named after Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.3 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 2.29%, is water.

The Taft Tunnel carries the Providence and Worcester Railroad through the hills along the Quinebaug River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,069 people, 1,525 households, and 1,181 families living in the town. The population density was 250.3 people per square mile (96.6/km2). There were 1,563 housing units at an average density of 96.1 per square mile (37.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.32% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,525 households, out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,149, and the median income for a family was $61,888. Males had a median income of $40,043 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,476. About 1.8% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[7]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 798 31 829 31.63%
Republican 471 20 491 18.73%
Unaffiliated 1,252 49 1,301 49.64%
Minor Parties 0 0 0 0.0%
Total 2,521 100 2,621 100%

Notable locations

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Notable people


  1. ^ "Board of Selectmen". Town of Lisbon. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Census - Geography Profile: Lisbon town, New London County, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Connecticut History: Lisbon, accessed 5 Nov 2017
  4. ^ The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. Connecticut Magazine Company. 1903. p. 332.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-02.

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