Introduction to Wolcott, Connecticut

Wolcott, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 4 miles NE of Waterbury, Connecticut and 78 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Waterbury metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,215 people lived in Wolcott.

Wolcott History

John Alcock arrived here from New Haven in 1731, becoming the first European to settle in Wolcott. He was a rich landowner who built a house on Spindle Hill and was soon followed by other early settlers. Wolcott was officially incorporated in 1796.

Wolcott and nearby Attractions

  • Peterson Park
  • Farmingbury Hills Country Club
  • Hitchcock Lake
  • Mount Southington Ski Area
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Lock Museum of America

Things To Do In Wolcott

The Wolcott Country Fair is a local event held every August, featuring several entertaining programs and activities. Those who enjoy spending time in the outdoors often spend their days hiking through the Mattatuck Trail. The Woodtick Recreation Center, with its numerous recreational facilities, is popular among residents and visitors alike. The Mount Southington Ski Area is also nearby.

Wolcott Transportation

Bradley International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Wolcott Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University and Central Connecticut State University.


Total Population 16,717
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,856
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $91,182
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $957
Median House Value $240,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 18.7%

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

Wolcott Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06716
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.602
Longitude -72.987

Wolcott Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.8 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 14.5 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
Distance 14.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East End (06705)

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

Wolcott Public Libraries

Wolcott Public Library
Wolcott, Connecticut
(203) 879-8110

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