Population: 3,401 (2000 U.S. Census); 3,357 (town census, 2005).
Area: 27.55 square miles.
Elevation: 961 feet (average).
Average annual snowfall: 82 inches (estimated).
Median resident age: 41.
Median household income: $41,981 (national: $41,994) (U.S. Census, 2000).
Median family income: $53,885.
Average house value: $169,038 (DOR, 2006).
Average property tax: $1,538, single-family home (DOR, 2006).
Unemployment rate: 4.4 percent (November 2006).
Races: White, 3,340; Hispanic/Latino, 15; African-American, 13; American Indian/Alaska native, 3; Asian, 21; mixed, 22; other, 2 (U.S. Census, 2000).
Ancestries: Polish, 18 percent; Irish, 17 percent; French, 14 percent; Italian, 11 percent; English, 11 percent; German, 8 percent; French Canadian, 7 percent; Scottish, 3 percent; Swedish, 1 percent; Dutch, 1 percent; Welsh, 1 percent; Scotch-Irish, 1 percent; (U.S. Census, 2000).
Town Web site: None.
The town ...... was named for Cheshire, England. ... is home to the Cheshire Cheese Press Monument, located at the corner of Church and School streets, a replica of the press Cheshire residents used to gift a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson.
Of interest ...The Cheshire Fire Department's origins can be traced back to the summer of 1892 when a public subscription was taken to buy hose and a cart. The organization was first known as The Cheshire Fire Hose Co. The organization's annual fundraising ball was first held in January 1900.
After decades in the Town Hall cellar and an old trolley substation, the fire station was relocated to the former Lamb's Garage in 1986.
Plans are in the works to create a no-frills Web site for the town.