Ledyard, Connecticut

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Ledyard, Connecticut

Introduction to Ledyard, Connecticut

Ledyard, Connecticut, in New London county, is 34 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island and 79 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the New London - Norwich metropolitan statistical area. About 14,687 people live in Ledyard.

Ledyard History

The town of Ledyard was incorporated in 1836. The community was named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero, Colonel William Ledyard. Colonel Ledyard was killed with his own saber after he surrendered to the British at the end of the Battle of Groton Heights. Ledyard has been nicknamed the 'Cow Town,' because of the predominance of large farms during the region's early agricultural history.

Ledyard and nearby Attractions

  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
  • Gales Ferry and Bill Library
  • Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center
  • Rosemond Lake
  • Foxwoods Casino
  • Stoddard Hill State Park

Things To Do In Ledyard

Ledyard's beautiful lakes and brooks are very popular tourist haunts, and provide facilities for the enjoyment of a variety of water sports. The Foxwoods Casino is another popular tourist destination. The Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center and the Ledyard Center Shopping Center are ideal for those who like to shop. In addition, the town hosts the annual Ledyard Fair every September.

Ledyard Transportation

Groton-New London Airport is the nearest major airport.

Ledyard Higher Education

Residents of Ledyard can enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut.

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Comparative Profile of Ledyard, Connecticut

Comparing Ledyard 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 7
Age of the Population 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 4

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Ledyard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County New London
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06339
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.44
Longitude -71.99

Ledyard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GROTON
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 23.7 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 28.3 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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Ledyard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,687 100%
Male 7,245 49.3%
Female 7,442 50.7%
Under 18 4,155 28.3%
18+ 10,532 71.7%
65+ 1,320 9%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.12
White 12,959 88.2%
African-American 367 2.5%
Asian 321 2.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 515 3.5%
Other 124 0.8%
Mixed Race 391 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 401 2.7%

Estimated Ledyard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,172
Growth 485
Growth % 3.3%

Ledyard 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
English 15.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
Irish 12.2%
German 12.2%
Italian 11.6%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
French Canadian 4.7%
US/American 4.7%
Polish 4.1%
Scottish 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Portuguese 1.7%
Swedish 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
British 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gales Ferry (06339)

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

Ledyard Public Libraries

Ledyard Public Libraries
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(860) 464-9912
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Ledyard High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,036 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

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