Bloomfield, Connecticut

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Bloomfield, Connecticut

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 has a population of 19,587.

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.

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 13% Bloomfield Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Bloomfield, Connecticut

Comparing Bloomfield 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 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 3
Low Violent Crime 5 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Bloomfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 19,587 100%
Male 8,777 44.8%
Female 10,810 55.2%
Under 18 4,198 21.4%
18+ 15,389 78.6%
65+ 4,258 21.7%
Median Age 43.9
Average Family Size 3
White 7,834 40%
African-American 10,589 54.1%
Asian 252 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 41 0.2%
Other 314 1.6%
Mixed Race 554 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 718 3.7%

Estimated Bloomfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 20,581
Growth 994
Growth % 5.1%

Bloomfield 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.3%
Jamaican 14.7%
English 5.7%
Irish 5.6%
Italian 4.3%
US/American 3.5%
German 3.4%
Polish 2.9%
Russian 2.7%
African 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Swedish 1.3%
French Canadian 1.1%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 1%
Scottish 1%
West Indian 0.8%
Guyanese 0.7%
European 0.6%
British 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Haitian 0.4%
Nigerian 0.4%
Barbadian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Cape Verdean 0.3%
British West Indian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Bloomfield Public Libraries

Prosser Public Library
Bloomfield, Connecticut
(860) 243-9721
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Bloomfield High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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