Gales Ferry, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gales Ferry, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Gales Ferry Census Designated Place had a population of 1,188 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gales Ferry is located at latitude 41.4217 and longitude -72.0845 in New London County. The formal boundaries for the Gales Ferry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. New London County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Gales Ferry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631563) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Gales Ferry Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ledyard, a minor civil division (MCD) of New London County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gales Ferry population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gales Ferry: Gale Ferry, Gale Town, Gale's Ferry, Gale-town.

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Gales Ferry, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,188
Daytime Population: Workers 562
Daytime Population: Residents 531
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,180
Population in Familes 989
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,347
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $74,792
Average Household Income $93,169
Per Capita Income $36,453


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $237,199
Average Home Value $257,013


Total Households 459
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 323
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.37%
Households 0.27% 0.35%
Families 0.13% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Gales Ferry, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gales Ferry to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 14th
Population Density # 77 46th
Diversity Index # 52 64th
Median Household Income # 70 51st
Per Capita Income # 86 40th

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