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Overview

Introduction to Enfield, Connecticut

Enfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts and 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 45,212 people lived in Enfield.

Enfield History

The Pocomtuc tribe of Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this region. Settlers from Salem, Massachusetts established a community here in 1679. The community was named after the English borough of Enfield. It was initially incorporated as a part of Massachusetts in 1683. In 1749, the town seceded and was annexed by Connecticut.

Enfield and nearby Attractions

  • Martha Parsons House
  • Old Town Hall Museum
  • Osborn Prison Farm
  • Pearl Street Branch Enfield Public Library
  • Crescent Lake
  • Powder Hollow Park

Things To Do In Enfield

Historic sites and museums near Enfield include the Martha Parsons House, the Enfield Historical Society and the Old Town Hall Museum. The Grassmere Golf Course offers excellent opportunities for local golfers. Besides, the numerous shopping centers across Enfield offer a range of entertainment facilities.

Enfield Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Bradley International Airport.

Enfield Higher Education

Residents of Enfield can enroll at Asnuntuck Community College. Other institutes nearby include the Springfield Technical Community College and Springfield College.

People

Total Population 44,587
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 21,381
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $42,887
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,079

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,966
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,061
Median House Value $186,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.1%
Irish 20.9%

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

Enfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06082
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06083
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.976
Longitude -72.592

Enfield 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 BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 5.5 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 BURLINGTON
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 21.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Thompsonville (06082)

Scitico (06082)

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

Enfield Public Libraries

Library
Enfield Public Library
104 MIDDLE ROAD
Enfield, Connecticut
(860) 763-7510

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Enfield High Schools

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ENRICO FERMI HIGH SCHOOL
124 NORTH MAPLE ST.
860-763-8800
Serves 1,182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

ENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
1264 ENFIELD ST.
860-253-5540
Serves 955 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

WILLARD/CYBULSKI CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
391 SHAKER RD.
860-763-6147
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.6

CCI/ENFIELD
SHAKER ROAD
860-763-7339
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

ROBINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
285 SHAKER ROAD
860-763-6391
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.5

HOMEBOUND
27 SHAKER ROAD
860-253-6500
A Non-traditional School

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