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Town of Seymour Statistics

ACCESSIBILITY

Routes running through Seymour:

8
34
67
115
313
334

Interstates/Highways close proximity:

15
84
91
95

TRANSPORTATION

Bus


The Valley Transit District provides regional transportation services to the elderly, disabled
and general public. CT Transit provides public transit with convenient bus routes and stops for employees working in town.

Rail Service


      Conrail – freight
      Metro-North and Amtrak - passenger service

         Airports – Passenger, Business & Commercial

                                                         Miles
      Oxford                                          6
      Sikorsky Memorial                    12
      Stratford                                      18
      Tweed/New Haven                   20
      Westchester/White Plains      47
      Bradley/Hartford                        59
      LaGuardia                                  72
      JFK                                              79
      Newark                                       93
      TR Green                                   110
      Boston                                        150

    LABOR FORCE

    The local work force affords a wide range of talent from educated professionals to well-trained trade workers highly skilled in precision production and machine operations.

                                        Employed      Unemployed        

          Town                    9,396              542            
          County                 448,049          28,116             
          State                    1,876,144       106,911       
                         

    RETAIL SALES

    Exceed $365,000,000

    UTILITIES

          Electric – Connecticut Light and Power
          Gas – Yankee Gas
          Water – Aquarion Water Company
          Cable/ISP – Comcast
          Telephone/ISP – AT&T

    GOVERNMENT

    Board of Selectmen with Town Meeting form of government.

    MEETING SCHEDULES

    Board of Selectmen - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m.
    Conservation Commission - 1st Thursday 6:30 p.m.
    Economic Development Commission - 1st Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
    Inland Wetlands Commission - 4th Monday 7:30 p.m.
    Planning & Zoning Commission -  2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m.
    Zoning Board of Appeals - 1st Thursday  7:30 p.m.

    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 16,251+

    Median Age: 40

    Median Income: was averaging $65,000, but of late an influx of income is coming in at $125,000-$250,000 from persons relocating from New York, New Jersey, Fairfield County Connecticut and other states.

    PUBLIC SAFETY

    Ranked as one of Connecticut’s safest municipalities.

    Police Department: 40 full time police officers, SWAT
    and K-9 Teams.

    Fire Department: 2 stations, 125 dedicated volunteers.

    Ambulance Service: 2 full time employees and 55
    well-trained volunteers. Dive rescue.

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce serves the
    towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and surrounding areas. It has over 600 members. A great deal of information is available on their website – www.greatervalleychamber.com.

    HOTEL LODGING

    Nearby are national accommodation chains such as the Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Homestead Studio Suites and others along with other local B&B establishments.

    EDUCATION

    The Seymour public school system boasts an 87% average of students proceeding onto higher education or the military. It is comprised of  a high school, a middle school, and several elementary schools with nearly $100 million invested into the school system over the past 15 years. Additionally there are parochial, technical and adult education schools in the area. Connecticut hosts 34 universities and colleges including; Yale University (20 minutes away), UCONN, Post University, Wesleyan  University, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University and other leading educational institutions.

    HEALTHCARE

    The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center (nearby Waterbury)
    Griffin Hospital (Derby)
    Griffin Cancer Center (Derby)
    St. Raphael’s Hospital (New Haven)
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (New Haven)
    St. Vincent’s Hospital (Bridgeport)
    Bridgeport Hospital (Bridgeport)
    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven (New Haven)
    90-bed Shady Knoll convalescent hospital
    Numerous medical and dental practices.

    HOUSING

    Ranges from condominiums, apartments, 55+ and over communities, assisted living facilities, single family homes to high-end custom built homes.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    Movie Theatres: A 12-screen movie theatre offers stadium styles seating stereo surround sound and a café-style concession stand. The historic Strand Theatre in downtown Seymour is from the Art Deco era showing films from all eras, live performances, refreshments and is available for rent for special events.

    Fall Festivals: The Pumpkin Festival can bring in nearly 30,000 residents, tourists, spectators, and consumers to enjoy the many festivities, cultural foods and buying of goods through an annual tradition that continues to grow each year.

    Outdoor musical concerts, seasonal parades and downtown block dances provide seasonal entertainment.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SHOPPING

    Some large chains mixed with small and boutique type retail stores as well as an antique district. Seymour welcomes all national retail chains to consider us for new locales.

    RECREATION

    25+  parks comprised of 7 major parks some with hiking trails, wildlife preserves, some with lighted ball fields that entertain many sports (football, soccer, baseball), tennis courts, rivers, boating, teen and senior centers and nearby golf courses.

    DINING

    Over 35 restaurants from fast food to an elegant
    banquet facility.

    RECYCLING CENTER

    For plastics, cardboard, newspaper, metal cans, glass, scrap metal, waste oil, batteries, chemicals, bulky waste, tires, e-waste (for computer equipment) and junk mail.

    PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Offers the entire standard books and services
    but also hosts a variety of workshops and activities for all ages.

    PLACES OF WORSHIP

    Baptist
    Church of Christ
    Congregational
    Episcopal
    Evangelical
    Gospel
    Methodist,
    Roman Catholic

    CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS &
    ASSOCIATIONS

    There are numerous groups for all ages and interests such as: political, Scouts, Rotary, Lions, softball, baseball,  soccer, football, special event and a very active Historical Society.

    The information contained on this page is as of March 2011.
    The accuracy is to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change from the time of publication.

     

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