New London County, located in the south eastern part of Connecticut, is named after the city of New London, home to the United States Coast Guard Academy and serves as the county seat. The county covers an area of approximately 665 square miles and is home to 20 towns and cities with a population of around 267,443.
New London County is home to several state parks and forests, including the popular Rocky Neck State Park. It has a rich maritime history, with several historic lighthouses and other landmarks that date back to the colonial era. The city of New London, for example, is home to the historic waterfront district.
The largest city in the county is Norwich, which serves as a regional hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Approximately a third of households in New London County (33%), Connecticut use fuel oil according to the United States Census Bureau's American Community Survey data from 2019.