Population History

Census Details


Numbers are from Annual Town Census unless otherwise noted.
Federal and state census years include prison population. Town Census does not include prisoners.
Year Population
1925 7,056
1940 7,972
1945 8,382
1950 8,623
1955 10,889
1960 12,517
1965 14,516
1970 16,148
1975 (state census*) 17,270
1980 (federal census*) 16,295
1985 (state census*) 15,636
1990 15,424
1995 15,687
1996 15,857
1997 15,423
1998 15,328
1999 15,233
2000 15,537
2001 15,559
2002 15,551
2003 15,609
2004 15,561
2005 15,836
2006 15,207
2007 15,152
2008 15,300
2009 15,397