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Overview

Introduction to Redding, Connecticut

Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 7 miles SE of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 49 miles NE of New York, New York.

Redding History

The town of Redding, officially incorporated in 1767, was named as Reading after the town in Berkshire, United Kingdom. The spelling of its name was changed after 1767, but it was made official by the US Post Office in the mid 1880s. Cyprian Nichols was the first person to receive a land grant in 1687. The town was also the final home of the renowned author Mark Twain.

Redding and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington State Park
  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Putnam Memorial Park
  • Barnum Museum
  • John Jay Homestead Historic Site
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Things To Do In Redding

Redding is home to a number of local museums such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and the Barnum Museum. Tourists may visit various historic sites such as the John Jay Homestead Historic Site and the Weir Farm National Historic Site. The Weir Farm National Historic Site was the summer retreat of the famous American painter, J. Alden Weir, between 1852 and 1919. Visitors will enjoy the 878 - acre Huntington State Park as it provides fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing opportunities.

Redding Transportation

Danbury Municiapl Airport is located at a short distance away.

Redding Higher Education

Higher education centers located close to Redding are the University of Bridgeport, Western Connecticut State University, and Fairfield University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,276
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+4,306
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married64.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.8%
Median Earnings25+$65,778
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,693

Wealth

Median Family Income$160,792
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,475
Median House Value$603,300

Ancestry

Irish23.3%
German20.3%
Italian18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
English14.8%
Polish7%
French Except Basque5.6%
Russian4.4%
Scottish3.9%
Swedish2.6%
Hungarian2.2%
Romanian1.4%
Greek1.2%
Norwegian1%
Austrian0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Basque0.2%
Estonian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Syrian0.1%
African0.1%
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Redding Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6896
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.3
Approximate Longitude-73.38

Redding Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDANBURY
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationNORWALK GAS PLANT
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance15.5 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

Redding Public Libraries

Mark Twain Library
RTE 53 AND DIAMOND HILL RD.
Redding, Connecticut
(203) 938-2545

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Redding Public Schools

Redding Elementary School
33 Lonetown Road
ZIP: 6875
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Joel Barlow High School
100 Black Rock Turnpike
ZIP: 6896
High
Total Enrollment 1049
John Read Middle School
Route 53
ZIP: 6896
Middle
Total Enrollment 513

Redding Private Schools

Landmark Of Ridgefield Academy
20 Portland Ave
ZIP: 6896
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Pinewood Learning Center
9 Picketts Ridge Rd
ZIP: 6896
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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