Introduction to Griswold, Connecticut

Griswold, Connecticut, in New London county, is 29 miles W of Warwick, Rhode Island and 70 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the New London - Norwich metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,807 people in Griswold.

Griswold History

Griswold was officially incorporated as a town in 1815. The community was named in honor of Governor Roger Griswold. The borough of Jewett City is inside of Griswold.

Griswold and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
  • Jewett City Town Hall
  • Glasgo Pond
  • Slater Memorial Museum
  • Pachaug Green

Things To Do In Griswold

The Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park houses Revolutionary War artifacts. From Griswold, one can also visit the Monte Cristo Cottage, the Prudence Crandall Museum and the Slater Memorial Museum in order to learn more about the history of the area. Griswold's parks offer a host of entertainment facilities for both adults and children. Foxwoods Resort & Casino is also a popular local tourist spot.

Griswold Transportation

Providence International is the nearest major airport.

Griswold Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut or the University of Rhode Island.


Total Population 11,922
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,726
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,123
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,760


Median Family Income $72,394
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $949
Median House Value $206,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.4%
Irish 19.1%

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

Griswold Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06351
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.6
Longitude -71.97

Griswold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 15.1 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 20 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Baltic (06351)

Hopeville (06351)

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

Griswold Public Libraries

Slater Library & Fanning Annex
Griswold, Connecticut
(860) 376-0024

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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