Trumbull, Connecticut

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Trumbull, Connecticut

Introduction to Trumbull, Connecticut

Trumbull, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 5 miles N of Bridgeport, Connecticut and 53 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Bridgeport metropolitan area. There are an estimated 34,243 people in Trumbull.

Trumbull History

Trumbull was initially organized in 1639 as a part of Stratford, a town in Connecticut. Early settlers constructed their barns and houses along the Farm Highway. The citizens of Trumbull petitioned for incorporation after the Revolutionary War, when the area had a sizeable population. The townspeople desired incorporation because they found it inconvenient to have to go to Stratford for town meetings. Trumbull was eventually incorporated in October of 1797.

Trumbull and nearby Attractions

  • Beach Memorial Park
  • Pequonnock River Valley Park
  • Discovery Museum
  • Twin Brooks Park
  • Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course
  • Pinewood Lake

Things To Do In Trumbull

There are over two dozen parks and recreational facilities in Trumbull. The Tashua Recreational Facility, which is spread out across 268 acres, features tennis and basketball courts, and separate swimming pools for children and adults. It also has picnic areas, multi-purpose fields and a playground. Tashua Knolls is an 18-hole golf course which was designed by Al Zikorus, a reputed golf architect. One can also enjoy weekly concerts at the Town Hall Gazebo during summer months.

Trumbull Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is nearby.

Trumbull Higher Education

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University and the University Of Bridgeport are nearby.

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High Points

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

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Low Violent Crime
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Top 3% trophy Trumbull Low Violent Crime
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Top 15% Trumbull College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Trumbull, Connecticut

Comparing Trumbull 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 10 7
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
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to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 7
Low Property Crime 8 4

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Trumbull Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Bridgeport, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06611
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.242
Longitude -73.201

Trumbull Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Distance 19.1 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 STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 20.2 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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Trumbull Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 34,243 100%
Male 16,473 48.1%
Female 17,770 51.9%
Under 18 8,913 26%
18+ 25,330 74%
65+ 5,914 17.3%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 3.17
White 32,194 94%
African-American 645 1.9%
Asian 815 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 38 0.1%
Other 242 0.7%
Mixed Race 303 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 923 2.7%

Estimated Trumbull Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 35,299
Growth 1,056
Growth % 3.1%

Trumbull 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 28.1%
Irish 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
German 6.8%
Polish 6.1%
English 4.4%
Russian 3.7%
US/American 3.4%
Hungarian 3%
Slovak 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Portuguese 1.7%
Greek 1.3%
French Canadian 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Iranian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Trumbull Public Libraries

Trumbull Library
Trumbull, Connecticut
(203) 261-6421
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Starbucks in Trumbull

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Target T-1956
120 Hawkley Lane
960 White Plains Road
Trumbull Mall
5065 Main Street
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Trumbull High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,906 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

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