Ashford, Connecticut

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Ashford, Connecticut

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High Points

Ashford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 9% Ashford College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Ashford, Connecticut

Comparing Ashford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
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to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


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to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 7 4


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to State
College Educated Adults 10 6


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8

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Ashford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06250, 06278
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.873
Longitude -72.121

Ashford Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station STORRS
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
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Ashford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,098 100%
Male 2,045 49.9%
Female 2,053 50.1%
Under 18 1,051 25.6%
18+ 3,047 74.4%
65+ 342 8.3%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.05
White 3,922 95.7%
African-American 41 1%
Asian 42 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.3%
Other 18 0.4%
Mixed Race 64 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 2%

Estimated Ashford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,416
Growth 318
Growth % 7.8%

Ashford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 14.9%
Irish 11.9%
German 9.9%
French (except Basque) 8.8%
English 8.5%
Polish 8.4%
French Canadian 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
US/American 4.9%
Hungarian 2.6%
Russian 2.6%
Scottish 1.9%
Slovak 1.7%
Swedish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
European 1.1%
British 1%
Czech 1%
Canadian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Celtic 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ashford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mansfield Hollow (06250)
Warrenville (06278)
West Ashford (06250)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Ashford Public Libraries

Babcock Library
Ashford, Connecticut
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