Barkhamsted, Connecticut

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Barkhamsted, Connecticut

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 8% Barkhamsted College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Barkhamsted, Connecticut

Comparing Barkhamsted 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
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 7


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8

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Barkhamsted Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06063
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.929
Longitude -72.914

Barkhamsted Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
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Barkhamsted Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,494 100%
Male 1,758 50.3%
Female 1,736 49.7%
Under 18 873 25%
18+ 2,621 75%
65+ 353 10.1%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.95
White 3,443 98.5%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 14 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 19 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 0.9%

Estimated Barkhamsted Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,711
Growth 217
Growth % 6.2%

Barkhamsted 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
Irish 18.3%
English 17.9%
Italian 11.3%
German 10.5%
French Canadian 5.4%
US/American 4.6%
Polish 4.4%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Swedish 3.1%
Russian 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Canadian 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Norwegian 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Danish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Armenian 0.7%
Slovak 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Slavic 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Icelander 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pleasant Valley (06063)

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

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