|— Town —|
|Motto: "Seymour, A Nice Place to Visit....A Better Place to Live"|
|New Haven County, Connecticut|
|• Type||Selectman-town meeting|
|• First selectman||Kurt Miller|
|• Total||15.0 sq mi (38.8 km2)|
|• Land||14.6 sq mi (37.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|Elevation||387 ft (118 m)|
|• Density||1,100/sq mi ( 430/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||06478, 06483|
|GNIS feature ID||0213502|
Emergency services 
The Town of Seymour, CT has its own police department, 2 fire departments, and an Ambulance Association. The fire department's fire chief is Thomas Tomasheski, The Police department's Chief is Michael Metzler. Seymour Ambulance Association consists of one chief, one deputy chief, one assistant chief, one captain, one training coordinator, and two lieutenants. The current chief is Scott Andrews.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.0 square miles (39 km2), of which 14.6 square miles (38 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 2.67%, is water.
Named localities within Seymour include Bungay, Cedar Ridge District, Clifton, Garden City, Great Hill, Promise Land, Skokorat, and Squantuck.
As of the census of 2010, there were 16,540 people, 6,654 households, and 4,453 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,060.6 people per square mile (409.5/km²). There were 6,356 housing units at an average density of 436.2 per square mile (168.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.75% White, 1.35% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.
There were 6,155 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,408, and the median income for a family was $65,012. Males had a median income of $46,171 versus $32,186 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,056. About 3.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 25, 2011|
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Arts and culture 
Museums and other points of interest 
- Great Hill Cemetery, founded in the 18th century.
On the National Register of Historic Places 
- Downtown Seymour Historic District — Roughly bounded by the Naugatuck River, Main, Wakeley, and DeForest Streets (added September 25, 1983)
- Sanford-Humphreys House — 61-63 West St. (added June 11, 1982)
- Seymour High School and Annex — 100 Bank St. (added December 17, 1983)
The Valley Independent Sentinel, an online-only, non-profit news site, launched in June 2009. It covers five towns in the lower Naugatuck Valley, including Seymour.
The Valley Gazette, a weekly print and online newspaper published since 1991, covers three towns in the lower Naugatuck Valley, including Seymour.
There are four public schools in Seymour, Connecticut. They are Seymour High School (9-12), Seymour Middle School (6-8), Chatfield-LoPresti School (pre-K-5), and Bungay School(K-5). Chatfield School and LoPresti School used to be separate, until they united into one school on the grounds of the former Paul E. Chatfield School. The school opened as one on the first day of school on September 5, 2012. The official dedication occurred on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
Seymour Pink 
Seymour Pink is a non-profit organization in Seymour, CT. It is an organization that helps fight against breast cancer. It donates to local hospitals such as Yale's Smilow Cancer Institute and Hewitt's Breast Cancer center at Griffin Hospital. One day in the month of October is "Seymour Pink Day" where the whole town unites and wears pink in hopes of raising money. Seymour High School's sports teams also participate in the fight against breast cancer.
They hold many events annually including:
- Wine Tasting Event - This is an event hosted by Mountain Road Wine and Liquor. This year's wine tasting event will occur on February 2, 2013.
- New Year's Eve Gala - This is an event that takes place on New Year's Eve at Woodwinds in Branford, CT. It is hosted by Jacqueline Antonucci, and the proceeds go to Seymour Pink and Smilow Cancer Center.
- Seymour Pink Golf Tournament
- Mammo Bus & Cut-a-thon - Those without health insurance and even those with can get a free mammogram screening. This goes along with a day of hair cuts.
- Seymour Pink Day - The whole town gets decorated with pink, and everyone wears it to show support for the fight against breast cancer.
- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
- Pounding the Pavement for Pink - This is a 5K run/walk held in downtown Seymour.
- Banners for Pink - These banners hang in memory of loved ones.
- Seymour Pumpkin Festival on the grounds of French Memorial Park in September of every year.
Other annual events 
Pumpkin Festival 
This is a craft show that has a variety of vendors for the whole family. It has jewelry, ceramics, food concessions, and activities for kids including a costume parade, and a royal court. You can decorate pumpkins, and come and listen to music. It is usually held in late September at French Memorial Park.
This is a beer and chili festival that takes places in downtown Seymour that benefits local youth sports, Seymour Pink, and emergency services. It is usually held in early October. It has live music all day, chili contests and a lot of food.
Founder's Day 
This is a town-wide event that showcases Seymour’s history. It unites the town so that families can enjoy an event. It promotes town businesses, and town non-profit organizations. It also benefits the Seymour Historical Society. This helps celebrate all of the residents of Seymour, Connecticut, all while giving back to other members in the community. It is usually held in the beginning of June.
Memorial Day Parade 
The town of Seymour hosts a Traditional holiday parade honoring the contributions of the men and women of the armed forces, past and present. It is held in downtown Seymour by the post office and train station. It is full of great floats and great music and is held on Memorial Day.
Halloween Haunted Trail 
The Seymour Land Trust holds this event every Halloween. You walk through dark trails by the swamp at night, and people jump out unexpectedly at you. Anyone can participate. You come and dress up, but there is a $6 admission fee. Refreshments are sold during the event. There is a short segment for special needs and small children before the main event so that they aren't scared too much.
Trunk or Treat 
Every year trunk or treat is held at the Seymour Middle School parking lot. Kids from pre-K to 6th grade can come and trick-or-treat from car to car. Parents just bring a decorated car and candy to hand out, and all of the younger kids can go around. It is a safe alternative to normal trick or treating.
Christmas Parade 
Every year, the town of Seymour hosts an annual Christmas parade. It is held in downtown Seymour by the post office and train station. It is full of great floats, great music, and a visit from Santa. It is usually held in late November or early December.
The Seymour train station provides commuter rail service to Bridgeport, Stamford, and Grand Central Terminal in New York City via the Waterbury Branch on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line. Seymour lies along Connecticut Route 8. Connecticut Transit New Haven Division provides bus service to Seymour on its F West Chapel Street route.
Notable people 
- John D'Agostino (b. 1982), professional poker player
- John William De Forest (1826–1906), a soldier and writer best known for his Civil War novel Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
- Carlos French (1835–1903), congressman from Connecticut
- Robert Tuttle Morris (1857–1945), surgeon and author
- Alyssa Naeher (b. 1988), soccer player
The former Seymour Trust Co., now a Bank of America branch
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- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Seymour town, New Haven County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- "Seymour Connecticut". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Profile for Seymour, Connecticut". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
- About Seymour Ambulance Association
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2011 [2011_registration_and_enrollment_statistics.pdf]" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
- Seymour Public Schools
- Chatfield-LoPresti Dedication
- Seymour Pink
- Seymour Pink Events
- Pumpkin Festival Royal Court
- Seymour Pumpkin Festival
- Calendar of Events in Seymour
- Smoke In The Valley
- Founder's Day
- Seymour Memorial Day Parade
- Halloween Haunted Trail
- Trunk or Treat
- Seymour Christmas Parade
- Civin, Todd. Getting Silly With The Shot Stopper; Alyssa Naeher of the Boston Breakers. Bleacher Report. 22 Feb. 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Seymour, Connecticut|
- Town of Seymour official website
- Seymour Historical Society
- Derby Historical Society, serving the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton
- Seymour, Connecticut, at City-data.com
- Seymour Ambulance Association official website
- Seymour Police Department official website
- Citizens Engine Company Number 2 official website
- Great Hill Hose Company