Berlin, Connecticut

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Berlin, Connecticut

Introduction to Berlin, Connecticut

Berlin, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut and 88 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the Hartford area. There are 18,215 residents in Berlin.

Berlin History

Sergeant Richard Beckley purchased 300 acres of land from Chief Tarramuggus in 1659, and set up a home in what would later came to be known as the town of Berlin. The area was originally called "Pagonchawnischage," meaning "the great white oak place," by the Mattabasset Indians. The town was officially incorporated in 1785 and was renamed Berlin, after the capital city of Germany.

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park
  • Silver Lake
  • Kensington Atlantic State Fishing Hatchery
  • Silver Lake State Access Area
  • Shuttle Meadow Golf Club

Things To Do In Berlin

The Shuttle Meadow Golf Club and the Timberline Golf Course offer excellent facilities for golfers. The lakes and reservoirs around Berlin are also worth taking a look around. The Brickyard Shopping Center and the Webster Square Shopping Center are ideal destinations as well. In addition, the town hosts annual celebrations like the Berlin Fair and the Blues Festival.

Berlin Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport is close by.

Berlin Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Trinity College.

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High Points

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

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Low Violent Crime
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Top 14% Berlin Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Berlin, Connecticut

Comparing Berlin 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
Age of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 6
Low Property Crime 7 4

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Berlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06037
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.621
Longitude -72.746

Berlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 28.4 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
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Berlin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,215 100%
Male 8,847 48.6%
Female 9,368 51.4%
Under 18 4,496 24.7%
18+ 13,719 75.3%
65+ 3,029 16.6%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 3.11
White 17,674 97%
African-American 65 0.4%
Asian 300 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0%
Other 32 0.2%
Mixed Race 133 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 267 1.5%

Estimated Berlin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,590
Growth 1,375
Growth % 7.5%

Berlin 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 26.5%
Polish 16.3%
Irish 12.3%
English 7.3%
German 7.1%
French (except Basque) 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
French Canadian 3.2%
US/American 2.7%
Swedish 2.4%
Lithuanian 1.9%
Greek 1.1%
Russian 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kenington (06037)

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

Berlin Public Libraries

East Berlin Library Association
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-3123
Berlin-peck Memorial Library
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-7125
Berlin Free Library Association
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-3344

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