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Overview

Introduction to Woodstock, Connecticut

Woodstock, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 23 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town's population is approximately 7,221.

Woodstock History

In the 1650s, a Puritan missionary named John Eliot established praying towns for Native Americans. Wabaquasset, the largest of those towns, was established on the land now occupied by Woodstock. The natives deserted the area during King Philip's War in 1675. Massachusetts bought the land in 1682, and 13 men from Roxbury, known as the Thirteen Goers, settled here in 1686. In 1690, it was named Woodstock by Judge Samuel Sewall. It became a part of Connecticut in 1749. Initially a farming community, Woodstock developed into an industrial town after the War of 1812.

Woodstock and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Brimfield State Forest
  • Roseland Cottage
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Things To Do In Woodstock

Local parks include the Bigelow Hollow State Park, Quaddick State Park, Mashamoquet Brook State Park and Mansfield Hollow State Park. Local museums include the Prudence Crandall Museum, the Hicks-Stearns Museum and the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. The Roseland Cottage is a popular local historical spot as well, holding evening concerts during summer months. The town hosts the Woodstock Fair every September.

Woodstock Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Woodstock Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and at the College of the Holy Cross.

People

Total Population 7,884
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,713
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 63.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,430
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,007
Median House Value $242,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 0%
English 13.1%
Irish 16.3%

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

Woodstock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Standard Zip Codes 06281
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.948
Longitude -71.974

Woodstock 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 WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Woodstock Public Libraries

Library
North Woodstock Library
RTE. 169
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-2629
Howard W. Bracken Memorial Library
ACADEMY RD.
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-0046
May Memorial Library
15 PROSPECT STREET
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-0284
West Woodstock Library Association
BOX 155
Woodstock, Connecticut
(203) 974-0376

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57 ACADEMY RD.
860-928-6575
Serves 1,058 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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147 ROUTE 169
860-928-7453
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