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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,591
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+3,510
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married60.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.1%
Median Earnings25+$78,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$46,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,682

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,229
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home13.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,805
Median House Value$629,200

Ancestry

Italian24.5%
Irish21.5%
German14.9%
English13.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.4%
Polish6.6%
Hungarian6.2%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.4%
Slovak2.2%
Austrian2.2%
Russian2%
Swedish2%
Portuguese1.4%
Romanian1.3%
Greek1.2%
Arab1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Czech0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
African0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Easton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6612
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.24
Approximate Longitude-73.31

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)

StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance23 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

Easton Public Libraries

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

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Easton Public Schools

Helen Keller Middle School
360 Sport Hill Road
ZIP: 6612
Middle
Total Enrollment 323
Samuel Staples Elementary School
515 Morehouse Road
ZIP: 6612
Primary
Total Enrollment 612

Easton Private Schools

Easton Country Day School
660 Morehouse Rd
ZIP: 6612
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
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