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Overview

Introduction to Westbrook, Connecticut

Westbrook, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 24 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 88 miles NE of New York, New York.

Westbrook History

Westbrook is located to the west of the Patchogue River and east of the Menunketesuck River. It is a part of the Saybrook Plantation, and was first settled in 1638. It was then known as Patchogue. In its early years, the area's economy depended largely on the shipbuilding industry. David Bushnell, inventor of the submarine, was a resident of Westbrook. His wood-and-steel submarine, called the American Turtle, was built in 1776. The community was named Westbrook in 1810, and officially incorporated as a town in 1840.

Westbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Connecticut River Museum
  • Museum of Fife and Drum
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park
  • Salt Meadow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Essex Steam Train

Things To Do In Westbrook

The town of Westbrook is home to two museums - the Military Historians Westbrook Museum and the Museum of Early Engineering Technology. Also close by is the Connecticut River Museum, which showcases exhibits highlighting the history of the Connecticut River valley. The Mystic Marine Life Aquarium, the Essex Steam Train, the Gillette Castle State Park, the Mystic Seaport and the Ocean Beach Park are all nearby as well. The Hammonasset Beach State Park offers mountain biking, scuba diving, hiking, camping and fishing opportunities, while the 330-acre Chatfield Hollow State Park is also a popular local destination.

Westbrook Transportation

The Tweed-New Haven Airport is close by.

Westbrook Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan University and Gateway Community College.

People

Total Population 6,908
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,567
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,141
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,175
Median House Value $356,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0%
English 18%
Irish 16.2%

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

Westbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 06498
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.285
Longitude -72.448

Westbrook 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 GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 24.8 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

Westbrook Public Libraries

Library
Westbrook Public Library
61 GOODSPEED DR.
Westbrook, Connecticut
(860) 399-6422

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  • B.S. in Business Administration / Accounting
  • B.S. in Management / International Management
  • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Westbrook High Schools

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WESTBROOK HIGH SCHOOL
156 MCVEAGH RD.
860-399-6214
Serves 293 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

HOMEBOUND
105 GOODSPEED DRIVE
860-399-6432
A Non-traditional School

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