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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 2,643
Male Share of the Population 53.8%
Female Share of the Population 46.2%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,376
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $111,696
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $790
Median House Value $241,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 20%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
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
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
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

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

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

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15 NORTH MAPLE ST.
860-365-4030
Serves 516 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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