Middlebury, Connecticut

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Middlebury, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Middlebury Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Middlebury College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Middlebury Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Middlebury, Connecticut

Comparing Middlebury 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 7

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,451 100%
Male 3,127 48.5%
Female 3,324 51.5%
Under 18 1,582 24.5%
18+ 4,869 75.5%
65+ 1,067 16.5%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 3.09
White 6,265 97.1%
African-American 23 0.4%
Asian 84 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 17 0.3%
Mixed Race 56 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 79 1.2%

Estimated Middlebury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,974
Growth 523
Growth % 8.1%

Middlebury 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 27.2%
Irish 17.4%
English 7.4%
Polish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
German 4.8%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
Lithuanian 3.9%
US/American 2.7%
French Canadian 2.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Portuguese 1.6%
Albanian 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Slovak 0.9%
European 0.8%
Jordanian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Middlebury Public Library
Middlebury, Connecticut
(203) 758-2634
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