Easton, Connecticut

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Easton, Connecticut

Introduction to Easton, Connecticut

Easton, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 7 miles NW of Bridgeport, Connecticut (center to center) and 50 miles NE of New York, New York. The town has a population of 7,272.

Easton History

The town of Easton was first settled by people from Fairfield which led to the formation of the North Fairfield Society in 1762. In 1787, the town of Weston, comprising areas of present day Easton, was incorporated from Fairfield. In 1845, Easton was officially incorporated from Weston. The Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, the major water supplier in the area, owns half of the town's property.

Easton and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Putnam Cottage
  • Danbury Railway Museum
  • Indian Well State Park
  • Garbage Museum
  • John A. Minetto State Park

Things To Do In Easton

History buffs may enjoy local museums such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bruce Museum, the Garbage Museum, and the Danbury Railway Museum. The town is home to numerous parks like Huntington State Park and John A. Minetto State Park, which offer various recreational opportunities. There are two major historic sites which are the Putnam Cottage and Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Putnam Cottage, house of General Israel Putnam, served as a meeting place during the Revolution.

Easton Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Bradley International Airport.

Easton Higher Education

Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Bridgeport provide programs for higher studies.

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High Points

Easton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
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Top 1% trophy Easton Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
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Top 2% trophy Easton Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
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Top 4% trophy Easton College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Easton, Connecticut

Comparing Easton 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
Age of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Male Share of the Population 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Easton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Bridgeport, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06612
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.252
Longitude -73.297

Easton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 23 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
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Easton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,272 100%
Male 3,522 48.4%
Female 3,750 51.6%
Under 18 2,082 28.6%
18+ 5,190 71.4%
65+ 967 13.3%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.23
White 7,035 96.7%
African-American 16 0.2%
Asian 147 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 30 0.4%
Mixed Race 40 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 128 1.8%

Estimated Easton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,488
Growth 216
Growth % 3%

Easton 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
Italian 20.2%
Irish 13.6%
English 9.3%
German 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Polish 6.4%
US/American 5.5%
Hungarian 4.1%
Russian 3.5%
Greek 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Scottish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Slovak 1.1%
Lebanese 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Eastern European 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
European 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Albanian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Brazilian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
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Easton Public Libraries

Easton Public Library
Easton, Connecticut
(203) 261-0134
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