Litchfield County is one of the smallest counties in Connecticut by population (around 179,673 in 2021), but it is the largest in terms of land area, covering approximately 945 square miles.
The county is home to several state parks and forests, including the popular Mohawk Mountain State Park. The town of Litchfield is home to several historic sites, including the Tapping Reeve House and Law School, which was the first law school in the United States.
Despite its rural character, Litchfield County is home to several colleges and universities, including the prestigious private liberal arts college, Williams College, located in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
In terms of demographics, Litchfield County has a relatively affluent population, with a median household income higher than the state average. The largest town in Litchfield County by population is Torrington, which serves as the county seat.
Approximately 44% of households in Litchfield County use fuel oil according to the United States Census Bureau's American Community Survey data from 2019.