Woodbury, Connecticut

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Woodbury, Connecticut

Introduction to Woodbury, Connecticut

Woodbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 8 miles W of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 68 miles NE of New York, New York. The town has a population of approximately 9,198.

Woodbury History

Woodbury, established in 1672 and named in 1673, is located in Litchfield County, which was founded in 1751. The town was first settled in 1672 by a congregation under the leadership of Rev. Zechariah Walker. The area, which was formerly named 'Pomperoug', received recognition as a town in 1674. The settlement acted as an outpost. The town of Woodbury is home to the First Congregational Church, which was organized in 1670 and is the oldest church in Litchfield County.

Woodbury and nearby Attractions

  • American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Housatonic Meadows State Park
  • Danbury Museum and Historical Society
  • Putnam Memorial State Park
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Lake Waramaug State Park

Things To Do In Woodbury

Popular shopping destinations of the area include Middle Quarter Mall Shopping Center, Barclay Square Shopping Center, and Pilgrim Mall Shopping Center. The Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course is a well equipped golf course located nearby. Visitors may plan a day trip to places such as Quassy Amusement Park, Woodbury Ski Area, and the Golden Age of Trucking Museum. There are a number of museums in the community which interest history buffs. Some of these include the Military Museum of Southern New England, the Shore Line Trolley Museum, and the Danbury Museum and Historical Society.

Woodbury Transportation

Air transportation is availabe frm the Tweed - New Haven Airport.

Woodbury Higher Education

The nearby institutions offering courses in higher education include Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and University of Bridgeport.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
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Top 14% Woodbury College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Woodbury, Connecticut

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5

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Woodbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06798
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.544
Longitude -73.209

Woodbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 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 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 18.9 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
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Woodbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,198 100%
Male 4,489 48.8%
Female 4,709 51.2%
Under 18 2,210 24%
18+ 6,988 76%
65+ 1,193 13%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.99
White 8,945 97.2%
African-American 49 0.5%
Asian 106 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.2%
Other 20 0.2%
Mixed Race 52 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 152 1.7%

Estimated Woodbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,734
Growth 536
Growth % 5.8%

Woodbury 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 18.8%
Irish 18%
English 14.3%
German 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
US/American 5.4%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Polish 2.4%
Swedish 2.3%
French Canadian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Russian 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Lithuanian 1.5%
British 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
European 0.9%
Portuguese 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Woodbury Public Libraries

Woodbury Public Library
Woodbury, Connecticut
(203) 263-3502
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Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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