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Overview

Introduction to Haddam, Connecticut

Haddam, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 15 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut and 91 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area. Haddam's population is 7,157.

Haddam History

In 1660, the Connecticut Colonial Legislature sent Samuel Willys and Matthew Allyn to purchase land from Native Americans. The purchase was completed in 1662, and two settlements were established on the west bank of the Connecticut River. 28 men arrived with their families from Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor, Connecticut. The town of Haddam was named after Much Hadham, England, and was officially incorporated in October of 1668. The first school was built in 1705.

Haddam and nearby Attractions

  • Lebanon Historical Society Museum
  • Essex Steam Train
  • Thomas Griswold House
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Selden Neck State Park
  • Lake Compounce Theme Park

Things To Do In Haddam

The Buttolph-Williams House, the Gillette Castle, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and the Florence Griswold Museum are some of the local museums and historical sites. The Wharton Brook State Park, the Mansfield Hollow State Park and the Hammonasset Beach State Park are all accessible from Haddam as well. Higganum Congregational Church, Saint Peters Church and the Valley Bible Evangelical Church are the local churches.

Haddam Transportation

Flights are available from Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Haddam Higher Education

Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Trinity College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 8,338
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,641
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 60.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $116,367
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $943
Median House Value $313,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 18.8%

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

Haddam Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06438
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.477
Longitude -72.512

Haddam 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 11.7 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 MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Haddam Public Libraries

Library
Brainerd Memorial Library
920 SAYBROOK RD.
Haddam, Connecticut
(860) 345-2204

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Haddam High Schools

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HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH HIGH
95 LITTLE CITY RD.
860-345-8541
Serves 588 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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860-345-8567
Serves 420 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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