Glastonbury, Connecticut

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Glastonbury

Glastonbury, Connecticut

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 contains a population of approximately 31,876.

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.

Contact Accredited Schools With Online Options

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Glastonbury Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Glastonbury College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Glastonbury Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Glastonbury, Connecticut

Comparing Glastonbury 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 7
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Senior Citizens 6 5
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 7
Low Property Crime 10 7

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Glastonbury

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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Glastonbury

Glastonbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 31,876 100%
Male 15,109 47.4%
Female 16,767 52.6%
Under 18 8,531 26.8%
18+ 23,345 73.2%
65+ 4,059 12.7%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.06
White 29,678 93.1%
African-American 489 1.5%
Asian 1,084 3.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 47 0.1%
Other 291 0.9%
Mixed Race 285 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 799 2.5%

Estimated Glastonbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 33,089
Growth 1,213
Growth % 3.8%

Glastonbury 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 18.2%
Irish 17.3%
English 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
German 7.3%
Polish 6.9%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
French Canadian 3.6%
US/American 3.5%
Swedish 2%
Scottish 1.8%
Russian 1.7%
Portuguese 1.6%
Greek 1.3%
European 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Turkish 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Glastonbury

Glastonbury Public Libraries

South Glastonbury Public Library
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 633-4793
East Glastonbury Public Library
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 633-5637
Welles-turner Memorial Library
2407 MAIN ST.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 652-7719
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Starbucks in Glastonbury

(As of 2005)
140 Glastonbury Road
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Glastonbury

Featured Colleges in the Glastonbury Area (QuickSchools™)

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

  • Programs: Master of Public Health
  • Degrees: Master

A private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution, Antioch University serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states. All benefit from an education immersed in our core values of inclusiveness, social justice, experiential learning, and socially engaged, global citizenship.  

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Management
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation, Master of Public Administration and Policy, Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool)—The Original Information School—is proud of its position as a leader in the field.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
  • Degrees: Master
Matching School Ads

Glastonbury High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,876 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Glastonbury Colleges

(List of Connecticut Colleges)

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Glastonbury

Advanced Controls

Click this [+/-] link to see or edit the similarity criteria used.

Limit Results to One State?

Sorry, no cities with similar criterias found in our database. Please choose any other state and try.
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Study Online in Glastonbury

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.

Additional Resources

Large City Map

Info for Glastonbury Government Officials

Are you an official in the Glastonbury government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104