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Overview

Introduction to Bloomfield, Connecticut

Bloomfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Hartford metropolitan area.

Bloomfield History

Bloomfield was incorporated in 1835. It was primarily an agricultural community, but after incorporation, Bloomfield began to diversify its economic base. The Hartford Electric Light Company brought electricity to the town in 1891. The suburban exodus from Hartford increased Bloomfield's population significantly in the 1950s. Later, an interstate highway was constructed which made the town more accessible.

Bloomfield and nearby Attractions

  • Wintonbury Building
  • Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum
  • Prosser Public Library
  • Louise Lake
  • Copacos Shopping Center
  • Talcott Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum is the ideal destination for those who wish to learn more about the history of this area. The lakes and brooks around Bloomfield offer opportunities for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational activities. The Copacos Shopping Center, Bloomfield Shopping Center, The Center of Bloomfield Shopping Center and Tunxis Plaza Shopping Center provide a host of entertainment and shopping facilities as well.

Bloomfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Bloomfield Higher Education

Manchester Community College, the University of Hartford and Trinity College offer opportunities for higher education.

People

Total Population 20,679
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 24.5%
Employed Population 16+ 10,076
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $41,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,409
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,133

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,826
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,212
Median House Value $207,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bloomfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06002
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.826
Longitude -72.73

Bloomfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 7.8 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 14.8 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

Bloomfield Public Libraries

Library
Prosser Public Library
ONE TUNXIS AVE.
Bloomfield, Connecticut
(860) 243-9721
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390 PARK AVE.
860-286-2622
Serves 799 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
5 HUCKLEBERRY LN.
860-286-2630
Serves 732 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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11 TURKEY HILL ROAD
860-769-4211
A Non-traditional School

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