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Overview

Introduction to Harwinton, Connecticut

Harwinton, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 8 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 85 miles NE of New York, New York.. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area.

Harwinton History

The name is a combination of Hartford and Windsor, the two towns where most of Harwinton's settlers came from. The town was incorporated in 1737 and presently covers an area of 31.1 square miles.

Harwinton and nearby Attractions

  • American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Black Rock State Park
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Copernican Observatory Planetarium

Things To Do In Harwinton

Local museums include the American Clock & Watch Museum, the Canton Historical Museum and the Lock Museum of America. The Black Rock State Park, Bushnell Park and Kent Falls State Park are all nearby as well The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Mark Twain House and the Noah Webster House in the area.

Harwinton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Harwinton Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Albertus Magnus College and the American International College.

People

Total Population 5,571
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,861
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 63.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,375
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.8%
Median Gross Rent $647
Median House Value $290,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.6%
Irish 17.4%

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

Harwinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06791
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.771
Longitude -73.06

Harwinton 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 5.9 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 WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 15.7 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

Harwinton Public Libraries

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Harwinton Public Library
88 BENTLEY DRIVE
Harwinton, Connecticut
(860) 485-9113

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