Killingly, Connecticut

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Killingly, Connecticut

Introduction to Killingly, Connecticut

Killingly, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 22 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island and 54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 16,472.

Killingly History

The town of Killingly was incorporated in 1708. The community was named after an English manor. Many buildings and places in Killingly are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town has a council-manager form of government.

Killingly and nearby Attractions

  • Killingly Public Library
  • Saint Albans Episcopal Church
  • Killingly Shopping Center
  • Quinebaug Pond
  • Old Furnace State Park

Things To Do In Killingly

While in Killingly, one can plan a day trip to any of the local parks, which provide facilities for a variety of sports. The Killingly Shopping Center and the Brooklyn Common Shopping Center are ideal destinations for those who like to shop. In addition, the town hosts the Killingly Grange Fair every September.

Killingly Transportation

Providence International and Bradley International are the nearest major airports.

Killingly Higher Education

Courses in higher education are offered by Bryant College, Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut.

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Comparative Profile of Killingly, Connecticut

Comparing Killingly 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 8 6
Age of the Population 5 2
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 6
Female Share of the Population 3 5


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7

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Killingly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Standard Zip Codes 06239, 06241, 06243
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06233, 06263
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.84
Longitude -71.86

Killingly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 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
Distance 17.8 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
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
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Killingly Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,472 100%
Male 8,074 49%
Female 8,398 51%
Under 18 4,228 25.7%
18+ 12,244 74.3%
65+ 2,188 13.3%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.02
White 15,439 93.7%
African-American 230 1.4%
Asian 262 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 84 0.5%
Other 127 0.8%
Mixed Race 330 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 370 2.2%

Estimated Killingly Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,386
Growth 914
Growth % 5.5%

Killingly 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) 24.7%
French Canadian 16.5%
Irish 9%
English 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Italian 6.7%
Polish 5.6%
German 4.9%
US/American 3.8%
Portuguese 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Welsh 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Finnish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ballouville (06233)
Dayville (06241)
East Killingly (06243)
Killingly Center (06241)
Rogers (06263)
South Killingly (06239)

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

Killingly Public Libraries

Killingly Public Library
Killingly, Connecticut
(860) 779-5383

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