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Overview

Introduction to Woodbury, Connecticut

Woodbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 8 miles W of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 68 miles NE of New York, New York.

Woodbury History

Woodbury, established in 1672 and named in 1673, is located in Litchfield County, which was founded in 1751. The town was first settled in 1672 by a congregation under the leadership of Rev. Zechariah Walker. The area, which was formerly named 'Pomperoug,' received recognition as a town in 1674. The settlement acted as an outpost. The town of Woodbury is home to the First Congregational Church, which was organized in 1670 and is the oldest church in Litchfield County.

Woodbury and nearby Attractions

  • American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Housatonic Meadows State Park
  • Danbury Museum and Historical Society
  • Putnam Memorial State Park
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Lake Waramaug State Park

Things To Do In Woodbury

Popular shopping destinations of the area include Middle Quarter Mall Shopping Center, Barclay Square Shopping Center, and Pilgrim Mall Shopping Center. The Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course is a well equipped golf course located nearby. Visitors may plan a day trip to places such as Quassy Amusement Park, Woodbury Ski Area, and the Golden Age of Trucking Museum. There are a number of museums in the community which interest history buffs. Some of these include the Military Museum of Southern New England, the Shore Line Trolley Museum, and the Danbury Museum and Historical Society.

Woodbury Transportation

Air transportation is available frm the Tweed - New Haven Airport.

Woodbury Higher Education

The nearby institutions offering courses in higher education include Yale University, Sacred Heart University, and University of Bridgeport.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,723
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+4,958
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married61.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.1%
Median Earnings25+$52,660
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,886

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,070
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,115
Median House Value$331,800

Ancestry

Irish23%
Italian19.2%
English16.8%
German15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Polish5.4%
French Except Basque4.2%
Hungarian3%
Scottish2.6%
Canadian2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Lithuanian2.3%
Greek2%
Ukrainian1.7%
Arab1.1%
Russian1%
Slovak0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Icelander0.6%
Czech0.6%
Albanian0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
South African0.4%
African0.4%
US/American0.2%
British0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Woodbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Litchfield County
Standard Zip Codes6798
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.56
Approximate Longitude-73.2

Woodbury 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
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationBULLS BRIDGE DAM
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance18.9 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

Woodbury Public Libraries

Woodbury Public Library
269 MAIN STREET SOUTH
Woodbury, Connecticut
(203) 263-3502

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Woodbury Public Schools

Integrated Star Preschool Program
125 Main Street North Suite
ZIP: 6798
Primary
Total Enrollment 51
Mitchell Elementary School
14 School Street
ZIP: 6798
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Nonnewaug Chiefs Alternative Program
5 Minortown Road
ZIP: 6798
High
Total Enrollment 1
Nonnewaug High School
5 Minortown Road
ZIP: 6798
High
Total Enrollment 751
Woodbury Middle School
67 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 6798
Middle
Total Enrollment 364

Woodbury Private Schools

Brown Tufts Montessori
4 Church St
ZIP: 6798
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Creative Arts Studio
122 S Pomperaug Ave Ste 1
ZIP: 6798
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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