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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 15,057
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,036
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $47,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,276
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,340

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,108
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $1,137
Median House Value $242,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.4%
Irish 19.9%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
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

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

Library
Ledyard Public Libraries
718 COLONEL LEDYARD HIGHWAY
Ledyard, Connecticut
(860) 464-9912
Library Web Site

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Ledyard High Schools

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LEDYARD HIGH SCHOOL
24 GALLUP HILL RD.
860-464-9600
Serves 1,036 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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4 BLONDER BOULEVARD
860-464-9255
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

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