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Overview

Introduction to Watertown, Connecticut

Watertown, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 4 miles NW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 74 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Waterbury metropolitan area.

Watertown History

The area on which Watertown stands today was originally inhabited by Paugasuck Indians. The first European settlers arrived here in 1684, led by Thomas Judd. 35 prospective landowners came with Thomas Judd and purchased land from the natives. Watertown was originally a part of Westbury. It became an independent town in 1780.

Watertown and nearby Attractions

  • Crestbrook Park Golf Course
  • Watertown Historical Society
  • Old Burying Ground
  • Black Rock State Park
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Lock Museum of America

Things To Do In Watertown

The Crestbrook Park Golf Course is a well-maintained golf course that is popular among local golfers. There are several parks in the town, which are maintained by the Watertown Recreation Department. The department provides a host of facilities in the various parks and also arranges various special events and activities.

Watertown Transportation

Air-transportation is available from Tweed-New Haven Airport.

Watertown Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University and Yale University are some of the nearby institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 2,996
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,686
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,531
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $829
Median House Value $255,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 5%
Irish 28.8%

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

Watertown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06779, 06795
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.606
Longitude -73.118

Watertown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station BURLINGTON
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station BAKERSVILLE
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches

Watertown Public Libraries

Library
Watertown Library Association
470 MAIN ST.
Watertown, Connecticut
(860) 945-5360
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Watertown High Schools

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WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
324 FRENCH ST.
860-945-4810
Serves 948 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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10 DEFOREST STREET
860-945-4801
A Non-traditional School

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