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Overview

Introduction to Wallingford, Connecticut

Wallingford, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles S of Meriden, Connecticut and 78 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding New Haven - Meriden metro area, Wallingford is home to some 43,026 residents.

Wallingford History

Wallingford was founded in October of 1667, when 38 planters and freemen were authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly to create a village on the east river. The area was incorporated in May of 1670, when its population was 126.

Wallingford and nearby Attractions

  • Wharton Brook State Park
  • Quinnipiac River Linear Trail
  • Sleeping Giant State Park
  • Wallingford Country Club
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
  • Powder Ridge

Things To Do In Wallingford

Some interesting local festivals of the area include Celebrate Wallingford and Wallingford Grange Fair, which are organized ever September, and the Playwriting Festival, which is organized in May. The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra gives regular performances. Outdoor enthusiasts would enjoy pursuing various recreational and fitness activities in the local parks. There is also a ski area nearby.

Wallingford Transportation

Flights are available from Tweed-New Haven Airport.

Wallingford Higher Education

Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Gateway Community College and Wesleyan University provide higher education courses.

People

Total Population 45,089
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 24,330
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.2%
Median Earnings25+ $47,447
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,288
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,013

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,234
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,066
Median House Value $262,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 9%
Irish 19%

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

Wallingford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06492
Company Zip Codes 06493, 06494, 06495
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.456
Longitude -72.823

Wallingford 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 5.6 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 21.6 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wallingford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Yalesville (06492)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Wallingford Public Libraries

Library
Wallingford Public Library
200 NORTH MAIN ST.
Wallingford, Connecticut
(203) 265-6754
Library Web Site

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Wallingford Hospitals

MASONIC HOME AND HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
22 MASONIC AVE
(203) 679-5900
Emergency Service: No

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Wallingford High Schools

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LYMAN HALL HIGH SCHOOL
70 POND HILL RD.
203-294-5350
Serves 1,167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

MARK T. SHEEHAN HIGH SCHOOL
142 HOPE HILL RD.
203-294-5900
Serves 976 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

SPECIAL ALTERNATIVE MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL
75 PARKER ST.
203-294-6290
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.3

HOMEBOUND
142 HOPE HILL ROAD
203-949-6500
A Non-traditional School

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