Southbury, CT 

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+7.0% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

109.2 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Southbury, CT

Southbury is a town located in Connecticut's New Haven County with a population of around 18,000. This small town has plenty of outdoor activities for its residents to enjoy including parks like the Southford Falls State Park, which offers visitors the chance to take a hike or go fishing, and Watertown Bicentennial Castle Field, which features an open-air amphitheater and biking trails. The area also has multiple restaurants and stores where one can shop for souvenirs or food. Additionally, Southbury is close to Waterbury, Stamford and Bridgeport for people wanting to explore the amenities of bigger cities. All in all, Southbury provides a great combination of small-town living with easy access to big city attractions. Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City.
State: Connecticut
County: New Haven County
Metro Area: New Haven-Milford Metro Area
City: Southbury
Zip Codes: 06488
Cost of Living: 9.2% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level
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Historic downtown core
College-town amenities
Cost of housing
Low job growth
Areas of urban decay

What Bert Has To Say About New Haven-Milford Metro Area

A city of contrasts, New Haven is a mix of colonial history, Ivy League college town, and past-its-prime industrial center. Once an important manufacturing center, it is known today as the home of prestigious Yale University. The first planned city in the American Colonies, New Haven was laid out in 1638 in nine equal squares. The New Haven Green, a square reserved for the public, is now a pedestrian area surrounded by stately trees, the Yale campus, and an assortment of museums and architecturally significant homes and churches. The downtown is generally clean and attractive and is known for its large number of trees.


The unemployment rate in Southbury is 7.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Southbury jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Southbury's cost of living is 9.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Southbury's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Southbury, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, New Haven county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.0% to 40.6%. More Voting Stats

Southbury's population is 19,866 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 32.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Southbury is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.6%.

Southbury public schools spend $17,108 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.1 students per teacher in Southbury. More Education

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Housing Market in Southbury

It's a good time to buy in Southbury. Home Appreciation is up 10.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Southbury is .

Reviews for Southbury   5 Reviews
Quality of LIfe - 4/26/2014
My husband and I retired here a very short time ago and we feel we found a place that is welcoming to all and offers everyone something that fits their bill. A great... Read More

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Out of Control Taxes - 8/11/2008
Southbury used to be an affordable small town to live in. In just the last 7 years property taxes have risen almost 70%. Many people who could easily afford to live here... Read More

Ideal Weather in CT - 6/21/2008
Southbury is the "sweet spot" of Connecticut for weather, getting just the right amount of sun and precipitation while avoiding the potential flooding along the coast... Read More

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