Farmington, Connecticut

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Farmington, Connecticut

Introduction to Farmington, Connecticut

Farmington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles NW of New Britain, Connecticut and 90 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Hartford metropolitan area. Farmington has a population of 23,641.

Farmington History

The Tunxis Native Americans were the original inhabitant of the region now known as Farmington. A European settlement was established here by Hartford residents in 1640. Farmington is the oldest inland community west of Connecticut River, and also one of the oldest settlements in the state. The town was incorporated in 1645 and named Farmington in the same year. Farmington had a distinct abolitionist community, which aided in the escape of slaves.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Day-Lewis Museum of Indian Artifacts
  • Stanley-Whitman House
  • Lake Garda
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Farmington Club Polo Grounds
  • Shade Swamp State Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Farmington

The Day-Lewis Museum, the Hill-Stead Museum, the New Britain Industrial Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the New Britain Youth Museum and the Unionville Museum are all nearby and provide insight into the history of the region. The Exchange Shopping Mall Shopping Center and the Westfarms Shopping Center are also very popular tourist spots.

Farmington Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Farmington Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Tunxis Community College. Other institutes nearby include Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Farmington College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Farmington Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Farmington, Connecticut

Comparing Farmington 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 9 8
Female Share of the Population 7 10
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 5 8
Male Share of the Population 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 6
Low Property Crime 6 2

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Farmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of New Britain, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06032, 06085
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06034
Company Zip Codes 06030
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.719
Longitude -72.832

Farmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 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
Distance 9.5 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 13.1 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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Farmington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,641 100%
Male 11,197 47.4%
Female 12,444 52.6%
Under 18 5,762 24.4%
18+ 17,879 75.6%
65+ 3,674 15.5%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.05
White 21,964 92.9%
African-American 366 1.5%
Asian 880 3.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 0.1%
Other 140 0.6%
Mixed Race 262 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 517 2.2%

Estimated Farmington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 24,941
Growth 1,300
Growth % 5.5%

Farmington 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 18%
Irish 15.6%
Polish 11.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 9.8%
German 7.8%
French Canadian 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
US/American 2.8%
Russian 2.4%
Swedish 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Portuguese 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Armenian 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Garda (06085)
Talcott Village (06032)
Unionville (06085)
West Farms Mall (06032)

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

Farmington Public Libraries

Farmington Library
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(860) 673-6791

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Farmington Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(860) 679-1145
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Farmington

(As of 2005)
Rte 4
838 Farmington Avenue
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