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Overview

Introduction to Seymour, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 9 miles W of Hamden, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. It is part of the surrounding Bridgeport metro area.

Seymour History

Seymour was initially inhabited by the Pequot Indians. John Wakeman was the first European settler in the area. It was originally named Chusetown and was a part of Derby. Later on, the name of the town was changed to Humphreysville. The area was incorporated as Seymour in 1850. The town was named after Thomas H. Seymour, the Governor of Connecticut at that time.

Seymour and nearby Attractions

  • Indian Well State Park
  • Quassy Amusement Park
  • West Rock Ridge State Park
  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • Eli Whitney Museum

Things To Do In Seymour

While in Seymour, you can visit the Abe Stone Park, Chatfield Park, Sochrin Park, Casagrande Field and the French Memorial Park. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Little-Laurel Lime Ridge. The ridge also has limestone caves and offers scenic views of the Housatonic River.

Seymour Transportation

Air transportation is available from Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport.

Seymour Higher Education

Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven and Yale University are the nearby institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,540
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+8,516
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.1%
Median Earnings25+$51,722
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,373

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,359
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$255,800

Ancestry

Italian19.8%
Irish18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.5%
Polish11%
German10.7%
English9.1%
French Except Basque4.9%
Portuguese2.8%
Hungarian2.6%
Canadian2.5%
Russian1.7%
West Indian1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Swedish1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
African0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Albanian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Cape Verdean0.7%
Haitian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
South African0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Seymour Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6483, 6478
Phone Area Codes203,475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.4
Approximate Longitude-73.06

Seymour Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance9.2 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
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationNORWALK GAS PLANT
Distance26.2 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

Seymour Public Libraries

Seymour Public Library
46 CHURCH ST.
Seymour, Connecticut
(203) 888-3903

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Seymour Public Schools

Bungay School
35 Bungay Road
ZIP: 6483
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Chatfield-lopresti School
51 Skokorat Street
ZIP: 6483
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Seymour High School
2 Botsford Road
ZIP: 6483
High
Total Enrollment 648
Seymour Middle School
211 Mountain Road
ZIP: 6483
Middle
Total Enrollment 591
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