dcsimg

Overview

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.

People

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

Families

% 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

Wealth

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%

Housing

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

Ancestry

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

Notes:

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

Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
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
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
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
Station MOUNT CARMEL
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

Library
Wolcott Public Library
469 BOUND LINE ROAD
Wolcott, Connecticut
(203) 879-8110

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
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
  • 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.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Commercial Drivers License
  • Offers commercial truck driving and HVAC service training courses.
  • Features 4 training locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
  • Has been training students in the New England area since 1965.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
camnpus icon
Bridgeport
Request Info
Programs
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (General Concentration)
Advance your career with American Institute - Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Our program can be completed in as little as 16 months. We offer program specializations in general or cardiac sonography, both of which include vascular ultrasound training.
camnpus icon
West Hartford
Request Info

Wolcott High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WOLCOTT HIGH SCHOOL
457 BOUND LINE RD.
203-879-8164
Serves 828 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

HOMEBOUND
154 CENTER STREET
203-879-8183
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

Wolcott Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Wolcott Colleges
Wolcott colleges and trade schools.
Wolcott Graduate Schools
Wolcott Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Wolcott
Additional Resources
Info for Wolcott Government Officials


Are you an official in the Wolcott government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104