Woodbridge, Connecticut

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Woodbridge, Connecticut

Introduction to Woodbridge, Connecticut

Woodbridge, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles NW of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center) and 66 miles NE of New York, New York. The town has a population of 8,983.

Woodbridge History

Woodbridge, formerly known as 'Amity', was created as an independent parish from parts of Milford and New Haven in 1739. Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge was ordained in the community in 1742 and the town was later named in honor of him. The area was the site of one of the 'Regicides' hideouts in 1661. The ruins of these hideouts can still be found in the area. Thomas Darling, who was a tutor at Yale College, moved to the town in 1774, which was officially incorporated in 1784.

Woodbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
  • Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park
  • Gunn Memorial Library & Museum
  • Kettletown State Park
  • Watertown Historical Society Museum

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Woodbridge Transportation

Tweed - New Haven Airport is located nearby.

Woodbridge Higher Education

Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and Gateway Community College are nearby institutions offering courses in higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
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Top 4% trophy Woodbridge College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Woodbridge Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Woodbridge Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Woodbridge, Connecticut

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 7
Low Property Crime 9 7

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Woodbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06525
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.352
Longitude -73.008

Woodbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 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
Distance 20.4 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 22.7 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
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Woodbridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,983 100%
Male 4,361 48.5%
Female 4,622 51.5%
Under 18 2,496 27.8%
18+ 6,487 72.2%
65+ 1,511 16.8%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 3.17
White 8,205 91.3%
African-American 135 1.5%
Asian 458 5.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 54 0.6%
Mixed Race 125 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 138 1.5%

Estimated Woodbridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,264
Growth 281
Growth % 3.1%

Woodbridge 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 20.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
Irish 11.6%
Russian 7.7%
Polish 6.9%
English 6.7%
German 4.5%
US/American 4.1%
Eastern European 2.2%
European 2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Ukrainian 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.5%
Greek 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Swedish 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Iranian 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
Northern European 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Cape Verdean 0.4%
Latvian 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
African 0.2%
South African 0.2%
Iraqi 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Woodbridge Public Libraries

Woodbridge Town Library
Woodbridge, Connecticut
(203) 389-3433
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Serves 1,180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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