Canterbury, Connecticut

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Canterbury, Connecticut

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Comparative Profile of Canterbury, Connecticut

Comparing Canterbury to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 2


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to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3

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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

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  • 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 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
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
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Canterbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,692 100%
Male 2,384 50.8%
Female 2,308 49.2%
Under 18 1,207 25.7%
18+ 3,485 74.3%
65+ 438 9.3%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.06
White 4,567 97.3%
African-American 17 0.4%
Asian 12 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.3%
Other 14 0.3%
Mixed Race 68 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 50 1.1%

Estimated Canterbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,060
Growth 368
Growth % 7.8%

Canterbury Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 22%
Irish 13.7%
English 11.1%
Italian 9.6%
French Canadian 9.3%
Polish 9.2%
German 7.6%
US/American 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Norwegian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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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

Canterbury Public Library
Canterbury, Connecticut
(860) 546-9022
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