Weston, Connecticut

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Weston, Connecticut

Introduction to Weston, Connecticut

Weston, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 5 miles N of Norwalk, Connecticut and 44 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the Stamford - Norwalk area. There are 10,037 residents in Weston.

Weston History

English settlers first arrived in this area in the early 18th century. Weston was created in 1845, when North Fairfield was divided into two parts. Early settlers in this area grew potatoes, onions and apples here. However the town never had a railway line passing through it, which damaged prospects of non-agricultural businesses.

Weston and nearby Attractions

  • Devil's Den Preserve
  • Bisceglie Park
  • Katherine Ordway Preserve
  • Saugatuck Reservoir
  • Brett Woods Conservation Area
  • Barn Museum

Things To Do In Weston

Weston is home to three historic districts which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also has several parks that provide facilities like beautiful gardens, a swimming pool, baseball fields and woodlands. The town is also home to a 20 mile trail system that connects to the Saugatuck Valley Trails System.

Weston Transportation

Flights are available from the Tweed-New Haven Airport.

Weston Higher Education

The University Of Bridgeport, Fairfield University and Norwalk Community College are nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
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Top 1% trophy Weston College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
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Top 2% trophy Weston Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
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Top 2% trophy Weston Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Weston, Connecticut

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Weston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Norwalk, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06883
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.2
Longitude -73.381

Weston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 10.5 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
Distance 13.1 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
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Weston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,037 100%
Male 4,930 49.1%
Female 5,107 50.9%
Under 18 3,329 33.2%
18+ 6,708 66.8%
65+ 969 9.7%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.28
White 9,610 95.7%
African-American 88 0.9%
Asian 195 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.1%
Other 25 0.2%
Mixed Race 98 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 206 2.1%

Estimated Weston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,276
Growth 239
Growth % 2.4%

Weston 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 13.1%
Irish 13%
German 10.7%
English 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 7.9%
Russian 6.4%
Polish 3.6%
Eastern European 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
European 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Scottish 1%
Hungarian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Austrian 0.5%
Armenian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
South African 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
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Weston Public Libraries

Weston Public Library
Weston, Connecticut
(203) 226-2836
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