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Overview

Introduction to Killingworth, Connecticut

Killingworth, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 17 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 85 miles NE of New York, New York. The town's population is approximately 6,018.

Killingworth History

This area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The first Europeans arrived in the region in 1663, when it was known as Homonoscitt. On May 9, 1667, the region was named Kenilworth after the English town of the same name. The spelling of the name was distorted over the years, and the town came was incorporated as Kilinworth in October of 1703. It separated from the town of Clinton in 1838.

Killingworth and nearby Attractions

  • Eli Whitney Museum
  • Connecticut River Museum
  • Thomas Griswold House
  • Essex Steam Train
  • Orient Beach State Park
  • Cockaponset State Forest

Things To Do In Killingworth

Local museums and historical sites include the Thomas Griswold House, the Museum of Fife and Drum, the Connecticut River Museum and the Henry Whitfield State Museum. The Hammonasset Beach State Park has a 2-mile long sandy beach where visitors can indulge in sports like swimming, hiking, biking and scuba diving. The Chatfield Hollow State Park, the Gillette Castle State Park and the Cockaponset State Forest are all accessible from Killingworth as well.

Killingworth Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tweed-New Haven Airport.

Killingworth Higher Education

Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan University and Central Connecticut State University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 6,490
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,439
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 67.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $121,776
% Above Poverty Level 98.3%
% Below Poverty Level 1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,167
Median House Value $385,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0%
English 16%
Irish 23.3%

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

Killingworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 06419
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.358
Longitude -72.564

Killingworth 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 17.7 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 BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 32.4 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

Killingworth Public Libraries

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Killingworth Library
301 ROUTE 81
Killingworth, Connecticut
(860) 663-2000

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