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Overview

Introduction to Middlebury, Connecticut

Middlebury, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 4 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 70 miles NE of New York, New York.

Middlebury History

Middlebury was constructed by Isaac Bronson in the early 1700s. In 1786, winter ecclesiastical privileges, including church services, were established in West Farms, in the southwest part of Waterbury. In 1790, this region, along with portions of Southbury and Woodbury, was established as a distinct ecclesiastical society. The name Middlebury was derived from the fact that the meeting house of Middlebury was 6 miles from each Woodbury, Southbury and Waterbury. Middlebury was officially incorporated in October, 1807.

Middlebury and nearby Attractions

  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Mattatuck Museum
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Pardee Rose Garden
  • Macedonia Brook State Park

Things To Do In Middlebury

Local historical sites and museums include the Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Timexpo Museum, the Railroad Museum of New England, the Eli Whitney Gun Factory and the Mattatuck Museum. Children are likely to enjoy a trip to the Lake Compounce Theme Park, the Copernican Observatory & Planetarium and the Quassy Amusement Park, all of which are within 20 miles of the town. The Black Rock State Park and the Kettletown State Park are both situated on over 400 acres of land, and offer facilities for camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming and hiking. The Hetzel Refuge is located at 1,627 feet and offers a fantastic view of the surrounding area.

Middlebury Transportation

Tweed-New Haven Airport is nearby.

Middlebury Higher Education

Quinnipiac University, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Southern Connecticut State University provide opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,606
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+3,730
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married59.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54%
Median Earnings25+$54,722
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$53,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,777

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,645
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,339
Median House Value$353,800

Ancestry

Italian31.6%
Irish22.4%
German12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
English11%
French Except Basque4.4%
Polish4.2%
Lithuanian3%
Russian2.7%
Canadian2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Albanian1.9%
Portuguese1.8%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Slovak0.9%
Greek0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Romanian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Icelander0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Croatian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
African0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Middlebury Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6762
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.52
Approximate Longitude-73.12

Middlebury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance14.8 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
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Middlebury Public Libraries

Middlebury Public Library
30 CREST RD.
Middlebury, Connecticut
(203) 758-2634

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Middlebury Public Schools

Long Meadow Elementary School
65 North Benson Road
ZIP: 6762
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Memorial Middle School
Memorial Drive Box 903
ZIP: 6762
Middle
Total Enrollment 460
Middlebury Elementary School
550 Whittemore Road Box 109
ZIP: 6762
Primary
Total Enrollment 348

Middlebury Private Schools

Westover School
1237 Whittemore Rd
ZIP: 6762
Secondary
Total Enrollment 205
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