Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region
Planning region
Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG)
Official logo of Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region
Map of Connecticut highlighting Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region
Location within the U.S. state of Connecticut
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Connecticut's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°28′N 72°31′W / 41.47°N 72.51°W / 41.47; -72.51
Country United States
State Connecticut
Founded2013
Largest cityMiddletown
Government
 • Executive DirectorSamuel S. Gold
Area
 • Total424.1 sq mi (1,098 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total174,225
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 2nd, 3rd
Websiterivercog.org
Map
Interactive map of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region

The Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region is a planning region and county-equivalent in Connecticut. It is served by the coterminous Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG). In 2022, planning regions were approved to replace Connecticut's counties as county-equivalents for statistical purposes, with full implementation occurring by 2024.[1][2]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
2020174,225
2022 (est.)176,622[3]1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 174,225 people living in the Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region.[2]

Municipalities

The following municipalities are members of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Region:[4]

City

Towns

References

  1. ^ "Governor Lamont Announces U.S. Census Bureau Approves Proposal for Connecticut's Planning Regions To Become County Equivalents". CT.gov. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Change to County-Equivalents in the State of Connecticut". Federal Register. June 6, 2022. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region, Connecticut; United States". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2023-05-13.
  4. ^ "Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments". Retrieved March 24, 2023.