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Overview

Introduction to Woodbridge, Connecticut

Woodbridge, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles NW of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center) and 66 miles NE of New York, New York.

Woodbridge History

Woodbridge, formerly known as 'Amity,' was created as an independent parish from parts of Milford and New Haven in 1739. Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge was ordained in the community in 1742 and the town was later named in honor of him. The area was the site of one of the 'Regicides' hideouts in 1661. The ruins of these hideouts can still be found in the area. Thomas Darling, who was a tutor at Yale College, moved to the town in 1774, which was officially incorporated in 1784.

Woodbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
  • Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park
  • Gunn Memorial Library & Museum
  • Kettletown State Park
  • Watertown Historical Society Museum

Woodbridge Transportation

Tweed - New Haven Airport is located nearby.

Woodbridge Higher Education

Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and Gateway Community College are nearby institutions offering courses in higher education.

People

Total Population 8,939
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,366
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.5%
Median Earnings25+ $73,598
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $2
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,112

Wealth

Median Family Income $160,313
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,197
Median House Value $474,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0.7%
English 5.9%
Irish 16.1%

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

Woodbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06525
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.352
Longitude -73.008

Woodbridge 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 MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 22.7 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

Woodbridge Public Libraries

Library
Woodbridge Town Library
10 NEWTON RD.
Woodbridge, Connecticut
(203) 389-3433
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Woodbridge High Schools

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AMITY REGIONAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
25 NEWTON RD.
203-397-4830
Serves 1,180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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25 NEWTON ROAD
203-397-4811
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4 MEETINGHOUSE LANE
203-387-6631
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