Griswold, Connecticut

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Griswold, Connecticut

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.

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Comparative Profile of Griswold, Connecticut

Comparing Griswold 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 9 7
Age of the Population 5 2
Racial Diversity 3 5
Senior Citizens 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8

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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
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Griswold Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,807 100%
Male 5,360 49.6%
Female 5,447 50.4%
Under 18 2,773 25.7%
18+ 8,034 74.3%
65+ 1,222 11.3%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.03
White 10,189 94.3%
African-American 151 1.4%
Asian 94 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 116 1.1%
Other 71 0.7%
Mixed Race 181 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 210 1.9%

Estimated Griswold Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,254
Growth 447
Growth % 4.1%

Griswold 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) 15.1%
Irish 12.3%
Polish 11.7%
Italian 10.5%
French Canadian 9.3%
English 8.9%
German 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
US/American 3.4%
Swedish 2%
Portuguese 1.8%
Haitian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Russian 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Brazilian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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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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