Woodstock, Connecticut

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Woodstock, Connecticut

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.

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Comparative Profile of Woodstock, Connecticut

Comparing Woodstock 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
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Age of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Woodstock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,221 100%
Male 3,581 49.6%
Female 3,640 50.4%
Under 18 1,900 26.3%
18+ 5,321 73.7%
65+ 897 12.4%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 7,031 97.4%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 31 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.3%
Other 32 0.4%
Mixed Race 93 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 59 0.8%

Estimated Woodstock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,047
Growth 826
Growth % 11.4%

Woodstock 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
French (except Basque) 13.3%
English 13.1%
Irish 12.5%
French Canadian 9.4%
Polish 8.6%
Italian 7.7%
German 6.8%
US/American 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Swedish 4.1%
Scottish 3.3%
Hungarian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Greek 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Russian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
British 0.7%
European 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Iranian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Woodstock Public Libraries

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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