Southbury, Connecticut

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Southbury, Connecticut

Introduction to Southbury, Connecticut

Southbury, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 9 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Waterbury metropolitan area. There are an estimated 18,567 people in Southbury.

Southbury History

Southbury was formed in 1659. At that time the area was inhabited by the Paugussett Indians. Originally, the area was a part of Woodbury. Southbury was incorporated in 1787. A number of industries flourished in this area in the 1800s. However, the has town remained a rural farming community for most of its history. The Golden Hill Paugusett Indian tribe filed a lawsuit against Southbury in the early 1990s. However, the lawsuit was thrown out in 1993.

Southbury and nearby Attractions

  • Kettletown State Park
  • Golden Age of Trucking Museum
  • Shepaug Eagle Observation Area
  • Southford Falls State Park
  • Quassy Amusement Park
  • Railroad Museum of New England

Things To Do In Southbury

The George Waldo State Park, the Ballentine Park, the George Ewald Park, the Russian Village Historic Distric and Southford Falls State Park. Golfers can play a round at the Heritage Village Golf Club, the Pomperaug Golf Club or the Gainfield Farms Golf Course.

Southbury Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Danbury Municipal Airport.

Southbury Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the University of Bridgeport are the nearby institutes of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
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Top 14% Southbury College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Southbury, Connecticut

Comparing Southbury 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 3 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


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

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Southbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06488
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.481
Longitude -73.213

Southbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 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 13.5 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 17.2 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
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Southbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,567 100%
Male 8,633 46.5%
Female 9,934 53.5%
Under 18 4,228 22.8%
18+ 14,339 77.2%
65+ 4,841 26.1%
Median Age 45.7
Average Family Size 3.02
White 18,073 97.3%
African-American 84 0.5%
Asian 214 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.1%
Other 65 0.4%
Mixed Race 116 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 296 1.6%

Estimated Southbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,677
Growth 1,110
Growth % 6%

Southbury 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 19%
Irish 18.2%
German 11.3%
English 11.2%
Polish 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
US/American 4.3%
Russian 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scottish 2.2%
French Canadian 1.8%
Swedish 1.8%
Portuguese 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Hungarian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Welsh 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Southbury Public Libraries

Southbury Public Library
Southbury, Connecticut
(860) 262-0626
Library Web Site

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Starbucks in Southbury

(As of 2005)
775 South Main Street
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Southbury High Schools (2004)

234 JUDD RD.
Serves 1,279 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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