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Overview

Introduction to Ansonia, Connecticut

Ansonia, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 8 miles W of New Haven, Connecticut and 63 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan statistical area. About 18,554 people live in Ansonia.

Ansonia History

The area was first settled in in 1652. The community was named Ansonia in honor of Anson Greene Phelps, a local merchant and philanthropist. The city was initially chartered as the borough of Derby in 1864. In 1889, it became a separate town, and was finally incorporated as a city in 1893. The Great Flood of August 19, 1955, caused heavy damage to Ansonia. In the following years, a flood wall was erected along the east bank of the Naugatuck River in order to protect the city from future flooding.

Ansonia and nearby Attractions

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Quillinan Reservoir
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Things To Do In Ansonia

While in Ansonia, one can visit the Weir Farm National Historic Site, which was once the summer retreat of American painter J. Alden Weir. For those interested in learning more about the region's history and culture, a visit to the Discovery Museum, the Knights of Columbus Museum, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art and the Connecticut Children's Museum may prove interesting.

Ansonia Transportation

The nearest major airport is Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial.

Ansonia Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven, Gateway Community College or Yale University.

People

Total Population 19,035
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,346
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $37,253
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,291
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,079

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,585
% Above Poverty Level 81%
% Below Poverty Level 19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,057
Median House Value $216,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 16.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ansonia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06401
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.346
Longitude -73.079

Ansonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station SHEPAUG DAM
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Derby 12,796 $64,134
Milford 53,206 $99,856
Naugatuck 31,722 $77,538
New Haven 130,612 $45,540
Shelton 40,783 $103,831
West Haven 55,189 $64,358

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Ansonia High Schools

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ANSONIA HIGH SCHOOL
20 PULASKI HWY.
203-736-5060
Serves 668 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

EMMETT O'BRIEN V-T SCHOOL
141 PRINDLE AVE.
203-732-1800
A Vocational School
Serves 551 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

HOMEBOUND
42 GROVE STREET
203-736-5095
A Non-traditional School

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