Overview

Introduction to New Milford, Connecticut

New Milford, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 12 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Danbury metropolitan area with.

New Milford History

The first European settlers in this area were John Noble Sr. and his eight-year-old daughter. They were followed by other families, and by 1711, a dozen families resided in this area. They petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for the creation of a town and were successful in their efforts. New Milford was officially incorporated as a town in 1722.

New Milford and nearby Attractions

  • New Milford Historical Society Museum
  • Cross Brook
  • New Milford Center Historic District
  • Lynn Deming Park
  • Sunny Valley Preserve
  • Mountain Lakes Camp Park

Things To Do In New Milford

Opportunities for recreational activities in Milford are wide and varied. The Bank Street Theater organizes regular quality performances. The Milford Parks and Recreation department maintains the town's parks and organizes a number of activities and special events throughout the year. Paddle Days Festival and Village Fair Days are interesting local celebrations held during the summer. One can also enjoy ice skating during the winter months.

New Milford Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

New Milford Higher Education

Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Vassar College are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,737
Male Share of the Population43.9%
Female Share of the Population56.1%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+3,868
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.2%
Median Earnings25+$37,420
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,321
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,681

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,000
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$1,152
Median House Value$217,900

Ancestry

Italian22.3%
Irish21.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
German14.9%
English13.1%
Polish5.4%
Portuguese2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
Brazilian2%
Canadian2%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Slovak1.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Lebanese1.5%
Arab1.5%
Greek1.4%
Austrian1%
African1%
West Indian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
South African0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
British0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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New Milford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Litchfield County
Standard Zip Codes06776
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.58
Approximate Longitude-73.4

New Milford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBULLS BRIDGE DAM
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationSTORMVILLE
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches

New Milford Public Libraries

New Milford Public Library
24 MAIN ST.
New Milford, Connecticut
(860) 355-1191

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New Milford Hospitals

New Milford Hospital
(Non-profit)
21 Elm St
(860) 355-2611

New Milford Public Schools

Hill And Plain School
60 Old Town Park Road
ZIP: 6776
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
John Pettibone School
2 Pickett District Road
ZIP: 6776
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Litchfield Hills Transition Center
94 Railroad St.
ZIP: 6776
High
Total Enrollment 11
New Milford High School
388 Danbury Road
ZIP: 6776
High
Total Enrollment 1398
Northville Elementary School
22 Hipp Road
ZIP: 6776
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Sarah Noble Intermediate School
25 Sunny Valley Road
ZIP: 6776
Middle
Total Enrollment 1024
Schaghticoke Middle School
23 Hipp Road
ZIP: 6776
Middle
Total Enrollment 681

New Milford Private Schools

Canterbury School
101 Aspetuck Ave
ZIP: 6776
Secondary
Total Enrollment 341
Faith Prep School
600 Danbury Rd Ste 2
ZIP: 6776
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 134
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