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Bantam, Connecticut

Bantam is a village located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 802. While separated for census and historic reasons, Bantam is governed as an integral part of the town of Litchfield.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 802 people, 364 households, and 202 families residing in the borough. The population density is 306.6/km² (793.4/mi²). There are 376 housing units at an average density of 143.7/km² (372.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.01% White, 0.37% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 2.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 364 households out of which 28.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% are married couples living together, 6.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% are non-families. 40.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 25.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 3.04. In the borough the population is spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.8 males. The median income for a household in the borough is $32,167, and the median income for a family is $50,938. Males have a median income of $42,000 versus $30,385 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $18,442. 5.4% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.1% are under the age of 18 and 10.3% are 65 or older.