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Overview

Introduction to Cheshire, Connecticut

Cheshire, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles SW of Meriden, Connecticut and 76 miles NE of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area.

Cheshire History

The earliest English people settled down in Cheshire in 1694. At that time, it was a part of a town named Wallingford. Cheshire separated from Wallingford in 1780 to establish its separate identity. It developed into a small but prosperous farming town. After the war, there were significant changes as the town began to suburbanize. Cheshire found an economic niche in manufacturing bedding plants for local and national customers. This is reflected in the slogan of Cheshire, which is, "The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut."

Cheshire and nearby Attractions

  • Cheshire Golf Course
  • Willowbrook Farms
  • Cheshire Town Park
  • Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum
  • Quinnipiac Recreation Area
  • Hubbard Park

Things To Do In Cheshire

The Comic and Cartoon Museum is a unique museum which features a large collection of novelties and memorabilia. Apart from this, the town also has several parks. Recreational and entertainment programs are regularly organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Cheshire Transportation

The Tweed-New Haven Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Cheshire Higher Education

Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Southern Connecticut State University offer higher educational opportunities to the people of Cheshire.

People

Total Population 29,254
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,342
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.8%
Median Earnings25+ $54,800
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,985
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,771

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,362
% Above Poverty Level 97.7%
% Below Poverty Level 2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,185
Median House Value $337,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.4%
Irish 21.9%

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

Cheshire Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06410
Company Zip Codes 06408, 06411
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.498
Longitude -72.901

Cheshire 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 6.8 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 16.7 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 HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Cheshire Public Libraries

Library
Cheshire Public Library
104 MAIN ST.
Cheshire, Connecticut
(860) 272-2245
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Cheshire High Schools

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CHESHIRE HIGH SCHOOL
525 SOUTH MAIN ST.
203-250-2511
Serves 1,563 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

MANSON YOUTH INSTITUTION
42 JARVIS ST.
203-806-2570
A Non-traditional School
Serves 396 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

CHESHIRE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
900 HIGHLAND AVE.
203-250-2668
A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.5

HUMISTON SCHOOL
30 SPRING ST.
203-250-2442
A Special Education School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.7

WEBSTER CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
111 JARVIS ST.
203-271-5965
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.4

HOMEBOUND
29 MAIN STREET
203-250-2400
A Non-traditional School

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