Wallingford, Connecticut is a great New England town, located between New Haven and Hartford, as well as New York City and Boston, and home to over 44,900 residents.
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The Town of Wallingford covers an area of 39.8 square miles astride the Quinnipiac River in northern New Haven County. It is five miles south of Meriden and about thirteen miles north of New Haven. Situated in the Hartford-New Haven corridor, Wallingford is traversed by U.S. Highway Route 5, Interstate 91, State Highways Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway), Route 68, Route 71 and Route 150.
Public transportation is provided by Amtrak, commuter rail (CTrail Hartford) and by local buses. Freight service is furnished by Conrail and various motor common carriers. Air service is available at Tweed New Haven Airport about thirteen miles away and at Bradley International Airport which is approximately 40 miles north of Wallingford off Interstate 91. The Meriden Airport on the Wallingford/Meriden town line is actively used for private, executive and corporate aircraft.
In 2018, Wallingford was the 21st most populous community of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns, ranked 18th in terms of 2017 Equalized Net Taxable Grand List ($6,320,175,830) and was 103rd in the State in terms of Per Capita Income ($42,096) of its residents.
Wallingford has a diversified commercial and industrial base attracting high-technology industries as well as traditional manufacturing. It is the home of a large variety of industries and major corporations spanning the spectrum of the medical, health care, service, hi-tech specialty metal manufacturing and research development. The development of the Barnes Industrial Parks, Casimir Pulaski Industrial Park, Centract Park and MedWay Industrial Park have greatly contributed to a diversified tax base. An Interchange Zone which permits restrictive commercial development of office parks, research and development centers and hotels was created at the intersection of lnterstate 91 and Route 68.