East Hampton, Connecticut

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East Hampton, Connecticut

Introduction to East Hampton, Connecticut

East Hampton, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 13 miles S of Manchester, Connecticut and 91 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area. About 13,352 people live in East Hampton.

East Hampton History

European settlers first arrived in this region in 1739 from Eastham, Massachusetts. Isaac Smith led settlers to the area where East Hampton is located today.

East Hampton and nearby Attractions

  • Hurd State Park
  • Lake Pocotopaug
  • Salmon River State Forest
  • Quarry Ridge Golf Club
  • Markham Meadows Campgrounds
  • George Dudley Seymour State Park

Things To Do In East Hampton

A visit to the Chatham Historical Society & Museum would provide interesting to those interested in the region's history. The area around Lake Pocotopaug offers breathtaking views of nature and there are several golf courses, parks and forests in and around the town as well.

East Hampton Transportation

Flights are available from Bradley International Airport.

East Hampton Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Trinity College and Central Connecticut State University are all nearby.

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High Points

East Hampton 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 4% trophy East Hampton Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
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Top 5% trophy East Hampton Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of East Hampton, Connecticut

Comparing East Hampton 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 8
Racial Diversity 4 6
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 10 10

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East Hampton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06424, 06447
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.575
Longitude -72.503

East Hampton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 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
Station STORRS
Distance 20.3 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
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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East Hampton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,352 100%
Male 6,641 49.7%
Female 6,711 50.3%
Under 18 2,855 21.4%
18+ 10,497 78.6%
65+ 1,051 7.9%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.07
White 12,466 93.4%
African-American 273 2%
Asian 319 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.2%
Other 59 0.4%
Mixed Race 202 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 226 1.7%

Estimated East Hampton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,194
Growth -1,158
Growth % -8.7%

East Hampton 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 17.9%
Irish 17%
English 10.1%
Polish 8.5%
German 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 5.6%
French (except Basque) 5.4%
French Canadian 4.8%
Scottish 2%
Swedish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Finnish 1.1%
European 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Eastern European 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Haddam Neck (06424)
Marlboro (06447)

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

East Hampton Public Libraries

East Hampton Public Library
105 MAIN ST.
East Hampton, Connecticut
(860) 267-6621
Middle Haddam Public Library
East Hampton, Connecticut
(860) 267-9093

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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