Overview

Introduction to Brooklyn, Connecticut

Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 26 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island and 60 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Brooklyn History

The town of Brooklyn was once a part of the land owned by the Mohegan chief, Uncas. Europeans settled the area in the late 1600s, while the first local settlers arrived in 1703. Brooklyn was incorporated as a town in 1786, and became the county seat of Windham County in 1819. Brooklyn hosts the oldest continuously operating agricultural fair in America, known as the Brooklyn Fair. Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam was a resident of this town.

Brooklyn and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • New England Center for Contemporary Art
  • Nathan Hale Homestead
  • Hopeville Pond State Park
  • Douglas State Forest
  • Mystic Aquarium

Things To Do In Brooklyn

Devil's Hopyard State Park, Haddam Meadows State Park, Beavertail State Park and Mashamoquet Brook State Park offer various recreational actitivities. The Slater Memorial Museum, Mansfield Historical Society Museum and the Tomaquag Museum provide insight into the area's history. Local churches include the Our Lady of LaSallette Church, Sacred Heart Church and the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Mystic Aquarium, Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Essex Steam Train are all accessible from Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Transportation

Worcester Regional is nearby.

Brooklyn Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Bryant College.

Demographics

People

Total Population965
Male Share of the Population80%
Female Share of the Population20%
Senior Citizens30.4%
Employed Population 16+181
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married27.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5.7%
Median Earnings25+$8,611
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,703
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time0 minutes
% Working from Home14.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$216,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
Italian23.3%
Irish19.8%
French Except Basque14.8%
English9.8%
German7.2%
Polish5.4%
Scottish2.4%
Portuguese2%
Canadian1.6%
Swedish1.3%
West Indian1.3%
Lithuanian1.1%
Russian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
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Brooklyn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Windham County
Standard Zip Codes06234
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.78
Approximate Longitude-71.95

Brooklyn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Brooklyn Public Libraries

Brooklyn Town Library Association
10 CANTERBURY RD.
Brooklyn, Connecticut
(860) 774-0649

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Brooklyn Public Schools

Brooklyn Correctional Institution
Route 6 Box 297
ZIP: 6234
High
Total Enrollment 2
Brooklyn Elementary School
119 Gorman Road
ZIP: 6234
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Brooklyn Middle School
119 Gorman Road
ZIP: 6234
Middle
Total Enrollment 373

Brooklyn Private Schools

The Learning Clinic
Rt 169
ZIP: 6234
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
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