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Overview

Introduction to Ansonia, Connecticut

Ansonia, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 8 miles W of New Haven, Connecticut and 63 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan statistical area.

Ansonia History

The area was first settled in in 1652. The community was named Ansonia in honor of Anson Greene Phelps, a local merchant and philanthropist. The city was initially chartered as the borough of Derby in 1864. In 1889, it became a separate town, and was finally incorporated as a city in 1893. The Great Flood of August 19, 1955, caused heavy damage to Ansonia. In the following years, a flood wall was erected along the east bank of the Naugatuck River in order to protect the city from future flooding.

Ansonia and nearby Attractions

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Quillinan Reservoir
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  • Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center

Things To Do In Ansonia

While in Ansonia, one can visit the Weir Farm National Historic Site, which was once the summer retreat of American painter J. Alden Weir. For those interested in learning more about the region's history and culture, a visit to the Discovery Museum, the Knights of Columbus Museum, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art and the Connecticut Children's Museum may prove interesting.

Ansonia Transportation

The nearest major airport is Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial.

Ansonia Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven, Gateway Community College or Yale University.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,950
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+8,099
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,076
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,533
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,410

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,134
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,031
Median House Value$214,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
Italian22%
Irish15.1%
Polish7%
German6.7%
English6.4%
French Except Basque3.9%
West Indian2.4%
Haitian1.9%
Hungarian1.8%
African1.8%
Liberian1.4%
Albanian1.4%
Greek1.3%
Lithuanian1.3%
Russian1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Dutch1%
Swedish1%
Slovak1%
Ukrainian1%
Portuguese0.8%
Scottish0.6%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
South African0.1%
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Ansonia Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6401
Phone Area Codes203,475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.34
Approximate Longitude-73.06

Ansonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationSHEPAUG DAM
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Derby12,755$66,087
Milford53,430$103,455
Naugatuck31,625$78,137
New Haven130,405$45,500
Shelton40,979$102,108
West Haven54,972$67,038

Ansonia Public Libraries

Ansonia Library
53 SOUTH CLIFF ST.
Ansonia, Connecticut
(203) 734-6728

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Ansonia Public Schools

Ansonia High School
20 Pulaski Highway
ZIP: 6401
High
Total Enrollment 584
Ansonia Middle School
115 Howard Avenue
ZIP: 6401
Middle
Total Enrollment 498
Emmett O'brien Technical High School
141 Prindle Avenue
ZIP: 6401
High
Total Enrollment 568
Mead School
75 Ford Street
ZIP: 6401
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Pace (positive And Create Education)
20 Pulaski Highway
ZIP: 6401
High
Total Enrollment 40
Prendergast School
59 Finney Street
ZIP: 6401
Primary
Total Enrollment 680

Ansonia Private Schools

Assumption School
51 N Cliff St
ZIP: 6401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
Julia Day Nursery And Kindergarten
76 Central St
ZIP: 6401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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