New Milford, Connecticut

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New Milford, Connecticut

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 contains a population of approximately 27,121.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy New Milford Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% New Milford Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of New Milford, Connecticut

Comparing New Milford 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 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 8
Low Violent Crime 10 6

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 27,121 100%
Male 13,353 49.2%
Female 13,768 50.8%
Under 18 7,436 27.4%
18+ 19,685 72.6%
65+ 2,571 9.5%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.15
White 25,583 94.3%
African-American 383 1.4%
Asian 518 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 40 0.1%
Other 184 0.7%
Mixed Race 406 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 751 2.8%

Estimated New Milford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 28,667
Growth 1,546
Growth % 5.7%

New Milford 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
Irish 17.9%
Italian 16.7%
German 13.3%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 6.9%
Polish 5.6%
French Canadian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Hungarian 1.3%
Norwegian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
British 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Brazilian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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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

New Milford Public Library
New Milford, Connecticut
(860) 355-1191
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New Milford Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(860) 355-2611
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in New Milford

(As of 2005)
38 Danbury Road
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