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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 25,563
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 13,012
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.2%
Median Earnings25+ $57,946
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,270

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,026
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,182
Median House Value $327,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.4%
Irish 16.8%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station BURLINGTON
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
Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
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
Station BAKERSVILLE
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

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

Library
Farmington Library
6 MONTEITH DRIVE
Farmington, Connecticut
(860) 673-6791

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Farmington Hospitals

JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
263 FARMINGTON AVE
(860) 679-1145
Emergency Service: Yes

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Farmington High Schools

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FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
10 MONTEITH DRIVE
860-673-2514
Serves 1,321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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1 MONTEITH DRIVE
860-673-8270
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