Redding, Connecticut

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Redding, Connecticut

Introduction to Redding, Connecticut

Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 7 miles SE of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 49 miles NE of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 8,270 people lived in Redding.

Redding History

The town of Redding, officially incorporated in 1767, was named as Reading after the town in Berkshire, United Kingdom. The spelling of its name was changed after 1767, but it was made official by the US Post Office in the mid 1880s. Cyprian Nichols was the first person to receive a land grant in 1687. The town was also the final home of the renowned author Mark Twain.

Redding and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington State Park
  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Putnam Memorial Park
  • Barnum Museum
  • John Jay Homestead Historic Site
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Things To Do In Redding

Redding is home to a number of local museums such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and the Barnum Museum. Tourists may visit various historic sites such as the John Jay Homestead Historic Site and the Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Weir Farm National Historic Site was the summer retreat of the famous American painter, J. Alden Weir, between 1852 and 1919. Visitors will enjoy the 878 - acre Huntington State Park as it provides fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing opportunities.

Redding Transportation

Danbury Municiapl Airport is located at a short distance away.

Redding Higher Education

Higher education centers located close to Redding are the University of Bridgeport, Western Connecticut State University, and Fairfield University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
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Top 3% trophy Redding College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Redding Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
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Top 6% Redding Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Redding, Connecticut

Comparing Redding 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 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 3 5
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


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


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

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Redding Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06896
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.302
Longitude -73.383

Redding Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
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Redding Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,270 100%
Male 4,105 49.6%
Female 4,165 50.4%
Under 18 2,405 29.1%
18+ 5,865 70.9%
65+ 839 10.1%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 3.13
White 7,952 96.2%
African-American 62 0.7%
Asian 147 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 34 0.4%
Mixed Race 69 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 122 1.5%

Estimated Redding Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,646
Growth 376
Growth % 4.5%

Redding 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 18.6%
Irish 14%
English 11.8%
German 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
US/American 4%
Scottish 3.4%
Polish 3.4%
Russian 3.2%
Swedish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Hungarian 1.9%
Norwegian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
Canadian 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Eastern European 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
European 0.5%
British 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Barbadian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Redding (06896)

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

Redding Public Libraries

Mark Twain Library
Redding, Connecticut
(203) 938-2545
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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