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Overview

Introduction to Middlebury, Connecticut

Middlebury, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 4 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 70 miles NE of New York, New York. There are an estimated 6,451 people in the town.

Middlebury History

Middlebury was constructed by Isaac Bronson in the early 1700s. In 1786, winter ecclesiastical privileges, including church services, were established in West Farms, in the southwest part of Waterbury. In 1790, this region, along with portions of Southbury and Woodbury, was established as a distinct ecclesiastical society. The name Middlebury was derived from the fact that the meeting house of Middlebury was 6 miles from each Woodbury, Southbury and Waterbury. Middlebury was officially incorporated in October, 1807.

Middlebury and nearby Attractions

  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Pardee Rose Garden
  • Macedonia Brook State Park

Things To Do In Middlebury

Local historical sites and museums include the Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Timexpo Museum, the Railroad Museum of New England, the Eli Whitney Gun Factory and the Mattatuck Museum. Children are likely to enjoy a trip to the Lake Compounce Theme Park, the Copernican Observatory & Planetarium and the Quassy Amusement Park, all of which are within 20 miles of the town. The Black Rock State Park and the Kettletown State Park are both situated on over 400 acres of land, and offer facilities for camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming and hiking. The Hetzel Refuge is located at 1,627 feet and offers a fantastic view of the surrounding area.

Middlebury Transportation

Tweed-New Haven Airport is nearby.

Middlebury Higher Education

Quinnipiac University, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Southern Connecticut State University provide opportunities for higher education.

People

Total Population 7,575
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,553
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.6%
Median Earnings25+ $54,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $50,804
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,288

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,691
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.8%
Median Gross Rent $967
Median House Value $349,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.5%
Irish 24.6%

Middlebury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06762
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.527
Longitude -73.128

Middlebury 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 WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 14.8 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 21.4 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

Middlebury Public Libraries

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Middlebury Public Library
CREST RD.
Middlebury, Connecticut
(203) 758-2634
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