Introduction to Cromwell, Connecticut

Cromwell, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut and 91 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,871 people in Cromwell.

Cromwell History

Cromwell was founded in 1650 and developed gradually before being officially incorporated as Cromwell in 1851. It was named after Oliver Cromwell. William C. Redfield built one of the first river steamboats in Cromwell. The town then went on to develop into a center for the shipbuilding industry.

Cromwell and nearby Attractions

  • Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
  • Dinosaur State Park
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park
  • Cockaponset State Forest
  • Kidcity Children's Museum
  • New Britain Industrial Museum

Things To Do In Cromwell

Cromwell offers a varied and interesting range of opportunities for recreational activities. The area has several parks with all the standard amenities. The Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area and Cockaponset State Forest provide opportunities for hiking and other adventurous activities. One can also visit the historical sites and museums in and around Cromwell.

Cromwell Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Cromwell Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College and Manchester Community College all provide opportunities for higher education.


Total Population 14,086
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,622
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.9%
Median Earnings25+ $52,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,492
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,921


Median Family Income $101,317
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 28.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,088
Median House Value $245,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 18.6%

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

Cromwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06416
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.595
Longitude -72.645

Cromwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.8 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 18.9 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 24.9 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

Cromwell Public Libraries

Cromwell Belden Public Library
Cromwell, Connecticut
(860) 632-3460

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