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Overview

Introduction to Seymour, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 9 miles W of Hamden, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Bridgeport metro area, Seymour is home to some 15,454 residents.

Seymour History

Seymour was initially inhabited by the Pequot Indians. John Wakeman was the first European settler in the area. It was originally named Chusetown and was a part of Derby. Later on, the name of the town was changed to Humphreysville. The area was incorporated as Seymour in 1850. The town was named after Thomas H. Seymour, the Governor of Connecticut at that time.

Seymour and nearby Attractions

  • Indian Well State Park
  • Quassy Amusement Park
  • West Rock Ridge State Park
  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • Eli Whitney Museum

Things To Do In Seymour

While in Seymour, you can visit the Abe Stone Park, Chatfield Park, Sochrin Park, Casagrande Field and the French Memorial Park. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Little-Laurel Lime Ridge. The ridge also has limestone caves and offers scenic views of the Housatonic River.

Seymour Transportation

Air transportation is available from Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport.

Seymour Higher Education

Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven and Yale University are the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 16,551
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,560
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.5%
Median Earnings25+ $50,597
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,641
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,947

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,490
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $949
Median House Value $266,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 17.4%

Seymour Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06478, 06483
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.396
Longitude -73.076

Seymour 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 MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 9.2 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 WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 18.9 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 NORWALK GAS PLANT
Distance 26.2 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

Seymour Public Libraries

Library
Seymour Public Library
46 CHURCH ST.
Seymour, Connecticut
(203) 888-3903

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Seymour High Schools

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2 BOTSFORD RD.
203-888-2561
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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