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Overview

Introduction to New Milford, Connecticut

New Milford, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 12 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Danbury metropolitan area with.

New Milford History

The first European settlers in this area were John Noble Sr. and his eight-year-old daughter. They were followed by other families, and by 1711, a dozen families resided in this area. They petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for the creation of a town and were successful in their efforts. New Milford was officially incorporated as a town in 1722.

New Milford and nearby Attractions

  • New Milford Historical Society Museum
  • Cross Brook
  • New Milford Center Historic District
  • Lynn Deming Park
  • Sunny Valley Preserve
  • Mountain Lakes Camp Park

Things To Do In New Milford

Opportunities for recreational activities in Milford are wide and varied. The Bank Street Theater organizes regular quality performances. The Milford Parks and Recreation department maintains the town's parks and organizes a number of activities and special events throughout the year. Paddle Days Festival and Village Fair Days are interesting local celebrations held during the summer. One can also enjoy ice skating during the winter months.

New Milford Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

New Milford Higher Education

Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Vassar College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 6,915
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,960
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 39.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.2%
Median Earnings25+ $34,451
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,802
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,740

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,804
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,000
Median House Value $216,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 20.5%

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

New Milford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06776
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.576
Longitude -73.408

New Milford 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 BULLS BRIDGE DAM
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 15.5 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 STORMVILLE
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Northville (06776)

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

New Milford Public Libraries

Library
New Milford Public Library
24 MAIN ST.
New Milford, Connecticut
(860) 355-1191
Library Web Site

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New Milford Hospitals

NEW MILFORD HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
21 ELM ST
(860) 355-2611
Emergency Service: Yes

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860-350-6647
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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860-355-8406
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