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.


Total Population 11,310
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,969
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 67.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.6%
Median Earnings25+ $61,001
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $53,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,050


Median Family Income $125,662
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 18.7%
Median Gross Rent $898
Median House Value $289,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 0%
English 17.4%
Irish 25.3%

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

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

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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