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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Killingworth is a town in Connecticut with a population of 6,441. Killingworth is in Middlesex County. Living in Killingworth offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Killingworth there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Killingworth and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Killingworth are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$369,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,199
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Killingworth Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Killingworth

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,413
National
$55,322
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Killingworth Reviews

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Killingworth is a beautiful, growing town with rural charm. The schools are excellent, with low student-to-teacher ratios that you’d generally only find in private school settings. There are miles of public hiking trails and wooded country roads, but you have the added benefit of being only 10 minutes from Long Island Sound beaches (with resident beach rights in Clinton— the best of both worlds!). Home prices are excellent, especially compared with neighboring Madison. And most importantly of all, despite the many beautiful old farmhouses and new builds to choose from, it is a truly down to earth place to live. Worth the extra few minutes on the commute to come home to this small town—a great place to raise a family!
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Killingworth is a small town that I have lived in my entire life. The people that I have met here have been and are going to continue being my friends for life. Although it is sort of a pain to have to drive an amount of time for a grocery store, or a mall, in the end it does not matter because compared to other towns, Killingworth is great. The school system has been ranked number eleven in the country, so the kids are getting a great education. The only thing I woulfd change aboutKillingworth is that they need to add more activities, because a lot of the kids never stick around the town because there is not much to do.
I love the location I live because it is in the middle of a state forest down a private dirt road with lots of acreage. However, the tow of Killingworth itself is very small with limited stores or restaurants. It is close to more metropolitan towns which have multiple malls and restaurants, and it is an hour and a half drive to Providence, RI, about 40mins to New Haven and 30mins to New London. There are plenty of hiking spots in this area including Chatfield Hallow which make it perfect for outdoor lovers. In Madison, about 10mins away from where I live, is Hammonnassett beach as well. Overall it is wonderful for people who want nature and solitude, but not for people who are looking for a more lively scene.