Granby, Connecticut

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Granby, Connecticut

Introduction to Granby, Connecticut

Granby, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 13 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Granby is home to some 10,347 residents.

Granby History

Granby was a part of Simsbury, Connecticut until the late 1700s. It became independent towards the end of the century and was incorporated in 1786. The community of Granby adopted its name from John Manners, the Marquess of Granby.

Granby and nearby Attractions

  • Salmon Brook Settlement
  • Ethel L Austin Library
  • Salmon Brook Historical Society
  • Beach Brook
  • McLean Game Refuge
  • Enders State Forest

Things To Do In Granby

While in Granby, one can visit local attractions like the Hempsted Hill Club, the Granby Town Hall and the Ethel L. Austin Library. The Salmon Brook Historical Society organizes various cultural events throughout the year. The town's beautiful water bodies are also popular spots. In addition, the Granby Grange Agricultural Fair is held in the town every September.

Granby Transportation

Bradley International Airport is about 10 miles away.

Granby Higher Education

The University of Hartford, Westfield State College and Manchester Community College offer opportunities for higher education.

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 8% Granby College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Granby Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
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Top 14% Granby Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Granby, Connecticut

Comparing Granby 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
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 8
Low Violent Crime 9 6

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Granby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06035, 06090
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.953
Longitude -72.789

Granby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 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
Distance 13.7 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
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
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Granby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,347 100%
Male 5,139 49.7%
Female 5,208 50.3%
Under 18 2,826 27.3%
18+ 7,521 72.7%
65+ 1,143 11%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 3.06
White 10,092 97.5%
African-American 63 0.6%
Asian 77 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 0.2%
Other 24 0.2%
Mixed Race 65 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 134 1.3%

Estimated Granby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,088
Growth 741
Growth % 7.2%

Granby 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
Irish 16.1%
English 16%
Italian 12.1%
German 9.9%
Polish 7%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
French Canadian 4.6%
US/American 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Russian 2.8%
Scottish 2.7%
Swedish 1.8%
European 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
British 1.3%
Greek 1%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Granby (06090)

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

Granby Public Libraries

Granby Public Library
Granby, Connecticut
(860) 653-8955

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