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Lyme is a town in New London County, in the Norwich-New London metro area.

The community was named after Lyme Regis, England.

The latitude of Lyme is 41.397N. The longitude is -72.347W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,016.


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Median household income
Local
$73,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lyme demographic reports
Lyme is on the Connecticut River.
Once a shipbuilding town

Stone from local quarries helped pave the streets of New York City.

Lyme has the misfortune of being known, in part, for Lyme Disease, identified here in 1976.
Local festivals include:
  • Hamburg Fair - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lyme web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hammonasset Beach, Selden Neck State Park, Nehantic State Forest
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Lyme residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lyme ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lyme was $43,347, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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56% of Lyme residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lyme, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $619.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,528.


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Libraries in Lyme include Lyme Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Lyme workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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