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.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,324
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+1,903
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.3%
Median Earnings25+$50,922
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,578
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$874
Median House Value$236,000

Ancestry

Italian24.6%
Irish24%
German14.2%
English10.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.1%
French Except Basque5.7%
Polish3.7%
Portuguese3.5%
Czech3.5%
Lithuanian2.9%
Austrian2.2%
Dutch2%
Canadian1.7%
Scottish1.1%
Lebanese0.8%
Haitian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
US/American0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Finnish0.2%
African0.1%
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Watertown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Litchfield County
Standard Zip Codes06795, 06779
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.61
Approximate Longitude-73.12

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)

StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationBURLINGTON
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches

Watertown Public Libraries

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

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Watertown Public Schools

Fletcher W. Judson School
124 Hamilton Lane
ZIP: 6795
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Watertown High School
324 French Street
ZIP: 6795
High
Total Enrollment 861

Watertown Private Schools

St John The Evangelist School
760 Main St
ZIP: 6795
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
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