Wallingford, Connecticut

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Wallingford, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Wallingford Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Wallingford Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Wallingford, Connecticut

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 8
Low Property Crime 9 5

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 43,026 100%
Male 20,732 48.2%
Female 22,294 51.8%
Under 18 10,326 24%
18+ 32,700 76%
65+ 6,546 15.2%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.07
White 40,774 94.8%
African-American 441 1%
Asian 753 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 71 0.2%
Other 497 1.2%
Mixed Race 490 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,946 4.5%

Estimated Wallingford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 44,736
Growth 1,710
Growth % 4%

Wallingford 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 25.8%
Irish 15.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
Polish 9.1%
English 7.5%
German 7.1%
US/American 4.4%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
French Canadian 2.4%
Hungarian 1.9%
Portuguese 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Russian 1.1%
Greek 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
European 0.2%
Moroccan 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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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

Wallingford Public Library
Wallingford, Connecticut
(203) 265-6754
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Wallingford Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(203) 679-5900
Emergency Service: No

Wal-mart in Wallingford

(As of 2006)
844 No. Colony Road
(203) 269-6622
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Wallingford High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

Serves 976 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.3

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