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Overview

Introduction to Ledyard, Connecticut

Ledyard, Connecticut, in New London county, is 34 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island and 79 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the New London - Norwich metropolitan statistical area.

Ledyard History

The town of Ledyard was incorporated in 1836. The community was named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero, Colonel William Ledyard. Colonel Ledyard was killed with his own saber after he surrendered to the British at the end of the Battle of Groton Heights. Ledyard has been nicknamed the 'Cow Town,' because of the predominance of large farms during the region's early agricultural history.

Ledyard and nearby Attractions

  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
  • Gales Ferry and Bill Library
  • Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center
  • Rosemond Lake
  • Foxwoods Casino
  • Stoddard Hill State Park

Things To Do In Ledyard

Ledyard's beautiful lakes and brooks are very popular tourist haunts, and provide facilities for the enjoyment of a variety of water sports. The Foxwoods Casino is another popular tourist destination. The Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center and the Ledyard Center Shopping Center are ideal for those who like to shop. In addition, the town hosts the annual Ledyard Fair every September.

Ledyard Transportation

Groton-New London Airport is the nearest major airport.

Ledyard Higher Education

Residents of Ledyard can enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,008
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+8,325
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.5%
Median Earnings25+$51,192
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,676

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,108
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$1,103
Median House Value$243,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21%
Irish17.7%
English15.2%
Italian15%
German14.9%
Polish7.9%
French Except Basque6.9%
Scottish5.6%
Canadian4.3%
Portuguese1.8%
Swedish1.5%
Russian1.4%
Hungarian1.4%
Greek0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
African0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
US/American0.1%
Arab0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Ledyard Almanac

CategoryValue
County New London County
Standard Zip Codes6339
P.O. Box Zip Codes6338
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.44
Approximate Longitude-71.99

Ledyard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGROTON
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance23.7 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
StationSTORRS
Distance28.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Ledyard Public Libraries

Ledyard Public Libraries
718 COLONEL LEDYARD HIGHWAY
Ledyard, Connecticut
(860) 464-9912

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Ledyard Public Schools

Gallup Hill School
169 Gallup Hill Road
ZIP: 6339
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Learn Ledyard High School Aba
24 Gallup Hill Road
ZIP: 6339
High
Total Enrollment 5
Ledyard Center School
740 Colonel Ledyard Highway
ZIP: 6339
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Ledyard High School
24 Gallup Hill Road
ZIP: 6339
High
Total Enrollment 896
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