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People

Total Population 5,110
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,780
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,692
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,610

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,682
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.6%
Median Gross Rent $844
Median House Value $228,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 17.5%

Canterbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06331, 06351
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.698
Longitude -71.971

Canterbury 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 MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 11.5 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
Station STORRS
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 16.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Canterbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baltic (06351)

Hopeville (06351)

South Canterbury (06331)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Canterbury Public Libraries

Library
Canterbury Public Library
1 MUNICIPAL DRIVE
Canterbury, Connecticut
(860) 546-9022
Library Web Site

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