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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,925
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens22.7%
Employed Population 16+4,153
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married61%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.3%
Median Earnings25+$73,372
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$161,635
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,106
Median House Value$484,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.3%
Irish15.5%
Italian15%
Polish10.2%
Russian8.9%
German6.7%
English5.8%
Greek3.4%
Swedish1.8%
Turkish1.6%
Iranian1.5%
West Indian1.4%
Haitian1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
Slovak1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Arab1%
Scottish1%
Hungarian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
US/American0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Palestinian0.5%
Israeli0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
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Woodbridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6525
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.36
Approximate Longitude-73

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)

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance6.5 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
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Woodbridge Public Libraries

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

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Woodbridge Public Schools

Amity Regional High School
25 Newton Road
ZIP: 6525
High
Total Enrollment 1524
Beecher Road School
40 Beecher Road
ZIP: 6525
Primary
Total Enrollment 796

Woodbridge Private Schools

Children's House Of Montessori
1666 Litchfield Tpke
ZIP: 6525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Ezra Academy
75 Rimmon Rd
ZIP: 6525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
Yeladim Early Learning Center
360 Amity Rd
ZIP: 6525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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