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Overview

Introduction to Easton, Connecticut

Easton, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 7 miles NW of Bridgeport, Connecticut (center to center) and 50 miles NE of New York, New York.

Easton History

The town of Easton was first settled by people from Fairfield which led to the formation of the North Fairfield Society in 1762. In 1787, the town of Weston, comprising areas of present day Easton, was incorporated from Fairfield. In 1845, Easton was officially incorporated from Weston. The Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, the major water supplier in the area, owns half of the town's property.

Easton and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Putnam Cottage
  • Danbury Railway Museum
  • Indian Well State Park
  • Garbage Museum
  • John A. Minetto State Park

Things To Do In Easton

History buffs may enjoy local museums such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bruce Museum, the Garbage Museum, and the Danbury Railway Museum. The town is home to numerous parks like Huntington State Park and John A. Minetto State Park, which offer various recreational opportunities. There are two major historic sites which are the Putnam Cottage and Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Putnam Cottage, house of General Israel Putnam, served as a meeting place during the Revolution.

Easton Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Bradley International Airport.

Easton Higher Education

Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Bridgeport provide programs for higher studies.

People

Total Population 7,619
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,439
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $149,884
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 14.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,702
Median House Value $645,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 22.9%

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

Easton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Bridgeport, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06612
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.252
Longitude -73.297

Easton 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 BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 23 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

Easton Public Libraries

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Easton Public Library
691 MOREHOUSE RD.
Easton, Connecticut
(203) 261-0134
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