Harwinton, Connecticut

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Harwinton, Connecticut

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. As of the year 2000 census, 5,283 people lived in Harwinton.

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.

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Comparative Profile of Harwinton, Connecticut

Comparing Harwinton 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 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


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 8 6


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to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Harwinton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,283 100%
Male 2,651 50.2%
Female 2,632 49.8%
Under 18 1,324 25.1%
18+ 3,959 74.9%
65+ 689 13%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 3.05
White 5,214 98.7%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 27 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 7 0.1%
Mixed Race 25 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 47 0.9%

Estimated Harwinton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,571
Growth 288
Growth % 5.5%

Harwinton 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 21.9%
Irish 13%
German 11.8%
English 9.7%
Polish 8.6%
US/American 7.7%
French (except Basque) 5.4%
French Canadian 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Slovak 2.3%
Hungarian 2.1%
Scottish 1.6%
Swedish 1.5%
Swiss 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
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Harwinton Public Libraries

Harwinton Public Library
Harwinton, Connecticut
(860) 485-9113

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