Seymour, Connecticut

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Seymour, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

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

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Low Property Crime
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Top 15% Seymour Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Seymour, Connecticut

Comparing Seymour 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 7 4
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 3


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 7
Low Violent Crime 6 3

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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

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 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
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
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
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Seymour Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,454 100%
Male 7,499 48.5%
Female 7,955 51.5%
Under 18 3,687 23.9%
18+ 11,767 76.1%
65+ 2,221 14.4%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.05
White 14,642 94.7%
African-American 209 1.4%
Asian 273 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 0.2%
Other 161 1%
Mixed Race 134 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 470 3%

Estimated Seymour Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,144
Growth 690
Growth % 4.5%

Seymour 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 22.7%
Polish 15.3%
Irish 12.6%
English 8%
German 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Ukrainian 3.3%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Russian 3.1%
US/American 2.6%
French Canadian 2.3%
Hungarian 2.1%
Scottish 1.2%
Canadian 1.1%
Slovak 1%
Lithuanian 1%
Swedish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Turkish 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
European 0.2%
African 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Seymour Public Libraries

Seymour Public Library
Seymour, Connecticut
(203) 888-3903

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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