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Overview

Introduction to Bethany, Connecticut

Located in New Haven county, Bethany, Connecticut, is 5 miles W of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center) and 69 miles NE of New York, New York.

Bethany History

Since 1638, Bethany has been inhabited by the Paugusset Tribe and the Wanguck Tribe. The first white settlers came to this area around 1638, who created the towns of Milford and New Haven. The boundary of these two towns ran down the middle of what is now known as Bethany. The town of Bethany was officially incorporated into the state in the year 1832.

Bethany and nearby Attractions

  • Osbornedale State Park
  • Eli Whitney Museum
  • Pardee Rose Garden
  • Buttolph-Williams House
  • Clark Memorial Library
  • Alling Memorial Golf Course

Things To Do In Bethany

Bethany offers many recreational opportunities. The area has many parks such as the Abe Stone Park, Allington Park, and the American Italian Civic Club Park. There are also several golf courses such as the Alling Memorial Golf Course and East Mountain Golf Course. The town is also home to The Submarine Force Museum and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. In addition, the residents of Bethany celebrate the International Black and Latino Film Festival and Litchfield Hills Harvest Festival every year.

Bethany Transportation

Tweed-New Haven Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Bethany Higher Education

Schools for higher education are offered at the Albertus Magnus College, Asnuntuck Community College, and Quinnipiac University.

People

Total Population 5,533
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,620
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 64.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.2%
Median Earnings25+ $60,477
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,967

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,664
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,105
Median House Value $340,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.8%
Irish 22.1%

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

Bethany Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06524
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.421
Longitude -72.997

Bethany 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 5.3 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 18.3 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 BURLINGTON
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches

Bethany Public Libraries

Library
Clark Memorial Library
538 AMITY RD.
Bethany, Connecticut
(203) 393-2103

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