Woodbury, Connecticut

Woodbury, Connecticut is located in the beautiful Naugatuck Valley in Litchfield County. The town has a population of 10,000 people, with a diverse mix of backgrounds. The town is known for its picturesque rolling hills and wooded valleys, as well as its numerous lakes and streams. It is bordered by Southbury to the east, Bethlehem to the north, Watertown to the west and Oxford to the south. See harvardshoes for main cities in Connecticut.

The climate in Woodbury is typical of that found in New England: hot and humid summers with temperatures reaching into the 90s (F), cold winters with temperatures dipping into the teens (F). Snowfall can range from light to moderate depending on the season.

Woodbury was first settled in 1737 by settlers from Stratford and Watertown who were attracted by its fertile land and mild climate. The town was incorporated in 1787 and has since grown steadily. It was an agricultural community until the 1950’s when it became an affluent residential community due to its proximity to New York City.

Politics in Woodbury are dominated by two main parties: Republicans and Democrats. The town has a Mayor-Council form of government with five Town Council members elected every two years on a partisan basis.

The economy of Woodbury is largely based on retail, manufacturing, construction, education, health care services, professional services, finance and insurance services. Major employers include Barnes Group Inc., Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC., United Parcel Service Inc., General Electric Co., Pitney Bowes Inc., Stryker Corporation and Torrington Savings Bank FSB.

Woodbury contains four schools: Mitchell Elementary School for grades K-5; Mitchell Middle School for grades 6-8; Nonnewaug High School for grades 9-12; and Shepaug Valley Regional High School serving grades 9-12 from Washington/Bethlehem/Roxbury/Southbury townships as well as Woodbury students enrolled in certain advanced courses not offered at Nonnewaug High School . All schools are part of Regional School District 14 which also serves Bethlehem Township students attending Bethlehem Elementary School K-5th grade.

Some notable landmarks include The Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust which offers educational programs about nature; North Congregational Church which was built in 1824; Union Cemetery which dates back to 1740; The White Memorial Foundation which includes over 4500 acres of preserved land; Tyler Lake which offers fishing, swimming and boating; Lake Quassapaug Amusement Park that opened in 1916; Jenning’s Pond Park which includes picnic areas and walking trails; Town Hall built circa 1825 located at 7 Main Street South; Town Green Park located at 4 Main Street South where many events take place throughout the year such as concerts, festivals & car shows etc.; And finally Hollow Park located at 13 Hollow Road offering baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, walking trails & picnic areas.

Woodbury, Connecticut

Population: 9,198. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,734 (+5.8% change)
Males: 4,489 (48.8%), Females: 4,709 (51.2%)

Litchfield County

Median resident age: 41.0 years
Median household income: $68,322
Median house value: $235,000

Races in Woodbury:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.3%), English (21.5%), Italian (20.8%), German (15.3%), French (8.2%), United States (4.9%).

Elevation: 264 feet



Woodbury, Connecticut is a small, rural town located in Litchfield County. With a population of approximately 9,000 residents, the town is a close-knit community with strong ties to its past. The town was settled in 1779 and has retained its rural character over the years. The majority of the population is white with some African American and Hispanic residents making up about 5% of the population. The median age for Woodbury residents is 39 years old and there are slightly more women than men living in the town. Most households are either married couples or single parents with children under 18 years old. Woodbury has an economically diverse population with many families relying on farming or small businesses to make a living. There are also many professionals who commute to nearby cities such as Waterbury and Hartford for work. Education is important to Woodbury residents, with most having at least a high school diploma or equivalent level of education. Although it may seem like a sleepy little town at first glance, Woodbury has plenty of activities for all ages including local festivals, historical sites, outdoor recreation areas, and shopping opportunities along Main Street USA.

For population 25 years and over in Woodbury

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 41.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Woodbury town

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

5.8% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.9% North America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Woodbury:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; WATERBURY, CT)
  • GRIFFIN HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; DERBY, CT)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Woodbury:

  • DANBURY MUNI (about 22 miles; DANBURY, CT; Abbreviation: DXR)
  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Abbreviation: BDR)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 31 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Abbreviation: HVN)

Other public-use airports nearest to Woodbury:

  • WATERBURY-OXFORD (about 8 miles; OXFORD, CT; Abbreviation: OXC)
  • WATERBURY (about 14 miles; WATERBURY, CT; Abbreviation: N41)
  • NORTHFIELD (about 15 miles; THOMASTON, CT; Abbreviation: N09)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Woodbury:

  • NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; WATERBURY, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,834)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT (about 20 miles; Bridgeport, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,162)
  • WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; DANBURY, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,297)
  • SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,808)
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; HAMDEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 5,836)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 11,011)
  • SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; FAIRFIELD, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)


Public high school in Woodbury:

  • NONNEWAUG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 794; Location: 5 MINORTOWN RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Woodbury:

  • MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 14 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WOODBURY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 67 WASHINGTON AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • INTEGRATED STAR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (Students: 15; Location: 5 MINORTOWN RD.; Grades: PK – PK)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 5 MINORTOWN ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)


Library in Woodbury:

  • WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $477,177; Location: 269 MAIN STREET SOUTH; 64,950 books; 2,590 audio materials; 1,896 video materials; 169 serial subscriptions)

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