dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Woodstock, Connecticut

Woodstock, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 23 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Woodstock History

In the 1650s, a Puritan missionary named John Eliot established praying towns for Native Americans. Wabaquasset, the largest of those towns, was established on the land now occupied by Woodstock. The natives deserted the area during King Philip's War in 1675. Massachusetts bought the land in 1682, and 13 men from Roxbury, known as the Thirteen Goers, settled here in 1686. In 1690, it was named Woodstock by Judge Samuel Sewall. It became a part of Connecticut in 1749. Initially a farming community, Woodstock developed into an industrial town after the War of 1812.

Woodstock and nearby Attractions

  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Brimfield State Forest
  • Roseland Cottage
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park

Things To Do In Woodstock

Local parks include the Bigelow Hollow State Park, Quaddick State Park, Mashamoquet Brook State Park and Mansfield Hollow State Park. Local museums include the Prudence Crandall Museum, the Hicks-Stearns Museum and the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. The Roseland Cottage is a popular local historical spot as well, holding evening concerts during summer months. The town hosts the Woodstock Fair every September.

Woodstock Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Woodstock Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and at the College of the Holy Cross.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,860
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+3,871
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married66.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,797
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,978

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,500
% Above Poverty Level97.1%
% Below Poverty Level2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,158
Median House Value$246,600

Ancestry

Irish17.1%
Italian16.5%
English14.1%
Canadian13.6%
French Except Basque13.3%
Polish12.3%
German10.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
Swedish4.5%
Scottish2.2%
Portuguese1.6%
Greek1%
Finnish0.9%
Ukrainian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Lithuanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Austrian0.2%
+ Show More

Woodstock Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 23 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City54 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham County
Standard Zip Codes6281
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.948
Longitude-71.974

Woodstock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Woodstock Public Libraries

North Woodstock Library
1286 RT. 169
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-2629
Howard W. Bracken Memorial Library
57 ACADEMY RD
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 928-0046
West Woodstock Library Association
5 BUNGAY HILL CONNECTOR
Woodstock, Connecticut
(860) 974-0376

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

Woodstock Public Schools

Woodstock Middle School
147 Route 169
(860) 963-6575
Middle
Total Enrollment 389
Woodstock Elementary School
24 Frog Pond Rd
(860) 928-0471
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Woodstock Academy
57 Academy Rd
(860) 928-6575
High
Total Enrollment 1098

Woodstock Private Schools

Hyde School
150 Route 169
Secondary
Total Enrollment 174
Sources :
Study Online in Woodstock
Additional Resources
Info for Woodstock Government Officials


Are you an official in the Woodstock government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
×
We have made updates to our Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy to reflect the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.