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Overview

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.

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.

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 District 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.

People

Total Population 19,790
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 27.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,241
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,000
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,444
Median House Value $311,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 13.1%
Irish 17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station DANBURY
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
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
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
Station MOUNT CARMEL
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

Southbury Public Libraries

Library
Southbury Public Library
561 MAIN ST. SOUTH
Southbury, Connecticut
(860) 262-0626
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Southbury High Schools

POMPERAUG REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
234 JUDD RD.
203-262-3200
Serves 1,279 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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