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Overview

Introduction to Southbury, Connecticut

Southbury, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 9 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Waterbury metropolitan area.

Southbury History

Southbury was formed in 1659. At that time the area was inhabited by the Paugussett Indians. Originally, the area was a part of Woodbury. Southbury was incorporated in 1787. A number of industries flourished in this area in the 1800s. However, the has town remained a rural farming community for most of its history.

Southbury and nearby Attractions

  • Kettletown State Park
  • Golden Age of Trucking Museum
  • Shepaug Eagle Observation Area
  • Southford Falls State Park
  • Quassy Amusement Park
  • Railroad Museum of New England

Things To Do In Southbury

The George Waldo State Park, the Ballentine Park, the George Ewald Park, the Russian Village Historic District and Southford Falls State Park. Golfers can play a round at the Heritage Village Golf Club, the Pomperaug Golf Club or the Gainfield Farms Golf Course.

Southbury Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Danbury Municipal Airport.

Southbury Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College and the University of Bridgeport are the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population19,790
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens27.2%
Employed Population 16+8,241
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,000
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,444
Median House Value$311,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
US/American0.3%
English13.1%
Irish17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Southbury Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City65 miles NE of New York, New York
CountyNew Haven
Standard Zip Codes06488
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.481
Longitude-73.213

Southbury 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
Distance11.9 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
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance17.2 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

Southbury Public Libraries

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Southbury Public Library
561 MAIN ST. SOUTH
Southbury, Connecticut
(860) 262-0626
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Southbury High Schools

POMPERAUG REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
234 JUDD RD.
203-262-3200
Serves 1,279 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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