Killingworth, Connecticut

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Killingworth, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

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

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Top 10% Killingworth College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Killingworth, Connecticut

Comparing Killingworth 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 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Senior Citizens 4 4
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Killingworth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,018 100%
Male 2,985 49.6%
Female 3,033 50.4%
Under 18 1,632 27.1%
18+ 4,386 72.9%
65+ 713 11.8%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.08
White 5,870 97.5%
African-American 25 0.4%
Asian 50 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 15 0.2%
Mixed Race 54 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 71 1.2%

Estimated Killingworth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,403
Growth 385
Growth % 6.4%

Killingworth 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 23.2%
Irish 15.7%
English 13.3%
German 11%
Polish 6.6%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
US/American 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Scottish 3.1%
French Canadian 2.6%
Slovak 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Swedish 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
Jamaican 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
European 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
New Zealander 0.2%
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Killingworth Public Libraries

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

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