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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 10,373
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,661
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 70.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 17.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 10.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.4%
Median Gross Rent $2,530
Median House Value $865,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.9%
Irish 18.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station NORWALK GAS PLANT
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
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
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

Weston Public Libraries

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Weston Public Library
56 NORFIELD RD.
Weston, Connecticut
(203) 226-2836
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Weston High Schools

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WESTON HIGH SCHOOL
115 SCHOOL RD.
203-291-1600
Serves 651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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203-291-1401
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