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This 15-bedroom, 17-bathroom home with 15,826 square feet of living space on Old Mill road in Greenwich was built in 1926. It's currently on the market for $32,995,000./Stamford Advocate File Photo

This 15-bedroom, 17-bathroom home with 15,826 square feet of living space on Old Mill Road in Greenwich was built in 1926. It’s currently on the market for $32,995,000./Stamford Advocate File Photo

The state of Connecticut has the 10th oldest housing stock in the nation, with 23.3 percent of houses here being built before 1939, according to data from the American Community Survey.

But here in the Southwestern corner of the state, we have even more old homes than the rest of Connecticut, with a little more than one in four houses having been built before 1939. And in Greenwich, 30.9 percent of the town’s homes were built in the 30s or before – that’s more than twice the density of old homes as the national average.

Across Southwestern Connecticut, the town with the highest percentage of super-old homes is Ansonia, where 39.9 percent of the houses were built before the start of World War II. Derby and Bridgeport also have slightly higher percentages of old homes than Greenwich, at 38.1 percent and 35.6 percent, respectively. At the bottom of the list, Brookfield has the lowest density, with fewer than 5 percent of homes built before 1939.

Wondering where else you can find old homes? Check this Top 10 list for states with the highest percentage of old homes:

  1. Massachusetts – 35.4 percent
  2. Washington, D.C. – 34.7 percent
  3. Rhode Island – 34.5 percent
  4. New York – 33.7 percent
  5. Vermont – 28.5 percent
  6. Pennsylvania – 27.8 percent
  7. Iowa – 27.8 percent
  8. Maine – 27.5 percent
  9. Nebraska – 23.4 percent
  10. Connecticut – 23.4 percent

 

Maggie Gordon

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