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Overview

Introduction to Glastonbury, Connecticut

Glastonbury, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles SE of Hartford, Connecticut and 91 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with.

Glastonbury History

A tract of land on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River was bought from a Native American Chief by thirty families who settled down in this area in 1636. This region was then known as Pyaug. In 1690, residents gained permission to form a separate town, and Glastonbury came into existence in 1693. The community is believed to have been named after a town in England. Glastonbury was a major shipbuilding town in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Glastonbury and nearby Attractions

  • Museum-on-the-Green
  • Welles-Shipman-Ward House
  • Diamond Lake
  • South Glastonbury Historic District
  • Connecticut Audubon Center
  • Minnechaug Golf Course

Things To Do In Glastonbury

Glastonbury is the ideal destination for both sports enthusiasts and history buffs. The town's Minnechaug Golf Course and Neipsic Golf Course offer world class facilities to golfers. There are a number of historical sites and museums near the town as well. The Museum on the Green, the Historical Society Building of Glastonbury and the South Glastonbury Library are all nearby. In addition, entertainment and shopping facilities are offered by the town's shopping malls.

Glastonbury Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport can be reached in a few minutes.

Glastonbury Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Manchester Community College.

People

Total Population 34,685
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 17,373
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $129,648
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $1,207
Median House Value $346,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.6%
Irish 20.9%

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

Glastonbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06033
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.712
Longitude -72.608

Glastonbury 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 BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 2.6 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 12.5 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 19.5 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

Glastonbury Public Libraries

Library
South Glastonbury Public Library
80 HIGH ST.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 633-4793
East Glastonbury Public Library
1389 NEIPSIC RD.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 633-5637
Welles-turner Memorial Library
2407 MAIN ST.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 652-7719
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Glastonbury High Schools

GLASTONBURY HIGH SCHOOL
330 HUBBARD ST.
860-652-7204
Serves 1,876 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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