TABLE T11


JOURNEY TO WORK FROM
RESIDENCE IN NEW MILFORD, CT

Statewide details for 2000

NEW MILFORD STATISTICS WITHIN REGIONAL OVERVIEW

From New Milford To
Work Site In:
2010
Trips
2000
Trips
1990
Trips
1980
Trips
2010
% Trips
2000
% Trips
1990
% Trips
1980
% Trips
New Milford   5236 5660 4265   35.9 44.7 46.8
Danbury   3121 2626 1837   21.4 20.7 20.2
N.Y. State   1092 897 659   7.5 7.1 7.2
Brookfield   951 671 599   6.5 5.3 6.6
Ridgefield   472 141 149   3.2 1.1 1.6
Stamford   337 154 68   2.3 1.2 0.7
Bethel   291 302 154   2.0 2.4 1.7
Norwalk   283 204 143   1.9 1.6 1.6
Newtown   257 153 119   1.8 1.2 1.3
Washington   224 140 101   1.5 1.1 1.1
New Fairfield   171 92 0   1.2 0.7 N/A
Wilton   130 100 87   0.9 0.8 1.0
Bridgeport   127 23 13   0.9 0.2 0.1
From New Milford To
Work Site In:
2010
Trips
2000
Trips
1990
Trips
1980
Trips
2010
% Trips
2000
% Trips
1990
% Trips
1980
% Trips
Southbury   124 225 66   0.8 1.8 0.7
Watertown   122 25 0   0.8 0.2 N/A
Litchfield   115 49 0   0.8 0.4 N/A
Greenwich   113 69 92   0.8 0.5 1.0
Kent   103 113 97   0.7 0.9 1.1
Torrington   102 61 0   0.7 0.5 N/A
Sherman   90 63 58   0.6 0.5 0.6
Waterbury   68 55 88   0.5 0.4 1.0
Fairfield   65 44 0   0.4 0.3 N/A
Westport   63 41 0   0.4 0.3 N/A
Stratford   48 29 0   0.3 0.2 N/A
New Canaan   44 29 19   0.3 0.2 0.2
New Haven   44 21 15   0.3 0.2 0.2
Roxbury   42 19 18   0.3 0.1 0.2
All Other   762 612 464   5.2 4.8 5.1
Total   14597 12668 9109   100.0% 100.0% 100.0%


TO NEW YORK STATE
WORK SITE FROM NEW MILFORD, CT


From New Milford To
Work Site In:
2010
Trips
2000
Trips
1990
Trips
1980
Trips
2010
% Trips
2000
% Trips
1990
% Trips
1980
% Trips
Westchester Co, NY   574 430 N/A   3.9 3.4 N/A
Putnam Co, NY   168 134 N/A   1.2 1.1 N/A
Manhattan Co, NY   164 104 72   1.1 0.8 0.8
Dutchess Co, NY   97 82 N/A   0.7 0.6 N/A
Other NY   89 147 N/A   0.6 1.2 N/A
Total   1092 897 659   7.5% 7.1% 7.2%


Source: Census Bureau. Work at home included in data.

WHERE NEW MILFORD, CT'S EMPLOYED RESIDENTS GO TO WORK:
Stay To Work In New Milford Itself: Like most of its neighbors, the percentage of employed New Milford residents remaining in New Milford each day for their employment has been declining over the 1970-2000 period. Still, the percentages are relatively high, only exceeded by Danbury.

The figures were 59% for 1970, 47% for 1980, 45% for 1990 and down to 36% for 2000. These relatively high percentages are due to New Milford's economic role as a central place, second only to Danbury in the Region, and the large geographic size of the Town, meaning that more of what is acceptable to the average person as a normal length for a work trip stays within the municipal boundaries of New Milford more than in other towns, all of which are smaller.

Outflow From New Milford To Nearby Municipalities: Having the economic characteristics of a central place like Danbury, and having the Region's second largest municipal economy, it is not surprising that more 2000 work trips were made by Town residents to New Milford itself (5,236 or 36%) than to any other location.

The next highest location was to Danbury (3,121 or 21%), points in New York State (1,092) Brookfield (951), Ridgefield (472), Stamford (337) and Bethel (291). These seven locations alone represent 79% of New Milford's 2000 work trips.

As for change in patterns between 1980 and 2000, even though total daily work trips grew by 60%, patterns are similar as the percentage of all work trips made to the combination of New Milford and Danbury was 67% in 1980, 65% in 1990 and 58% in 2000.

As in most neighboring communities the 1970-2000 trend is for employed New Milford residents to be continually less dependent upon jobs within the Housatonic Valley Region for their livelihood (10,617 for 2000), with 84% working in the Region in 1970, falling to 80% in 1980, 77% in 1990 and then 72% in 2000.

 
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