Introduction to Brooklyn, Connecticut

Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 26 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island and 60 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town's population is 7,173.

Brooklyn History

The town of Brooklyn was once a part of the land owned by the Mohegan chief, Uncas. Europeans settled the area in the late 1600s, while the first local settlers arrived in 1703. Brooklyn was incorporated as a town in 1786, and became the county seat of Windham County in 1819. Brooklyn hosts the oldest continuously operating agricultural fair in America, known as the Brooklyn Fair. Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam was a resident of this town.

Brooklyn and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • New England Center for Contemporary Art
  • Nathan Hale Homestead
  • Hopeville Pond State Park
  • Douglas State Forest
  • Mystic Aquarium

Things To Do In Brooklyn

Devil's Hopyard State Park, Haddam Meadows State Park, Beavertail State Park and Mashamoquet Brook State Park offer various recreational actitivities. The Slater Memorial Museum, Mansfield Historical Society Museum and the Tomaquag Museum provide insight into the area's history. Local churches include the Our Lady of LaSallette Church, Sacred Heart Church and the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Mystic Aquarium, Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Essex Steam Train are all accessible from Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Transportation

Worcester Regional is nearby.

Brooklyn Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Bryant College.


Total Population 889
Male Share of the Population 77.4%
Female Share of the Population 22.6%
Senior Citizens 24.4%
Employed Population 16+ 140
Age of the Population 49


% of people married 31.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $3,953
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $4,118
Median Earnings With High School Degree $2


Median Family Income $117,981
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 15%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $201,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 0%
English 14.7%
Irish 8.5%

Brooklyn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Standard Zip Codes 06234
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.788
Longitude -71.95

Brooklyn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Brooklyn Public Libraries

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