Introduction to Hebron, Connecticut

Hebron, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 11 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center) and 82 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, located in the Hartford area, has 8,610 residents.

Hebron History

The town of Hebron was officially incorporated in 1708. Originally the majority of the town was farmland and agriculture was the main source of livelihood. Today, the farms have been replaced by corporations. The town, which was named after a biblical city, celebrated its 300th birthday in 2008.

Hebron and nearby Attractions

  • Gay City State Park
  • Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
  • Mark Twain House
  • Hicks - Stearns Museum
  • Devil's Hopyard State Park

Things To Do In Hebron

Tourists visiting during autumn can enjoy the Hebron Harvest Fair, which is held annually. The town also celebrates the Maple Fest in winter. One can visit the Gay City State Park, which includes an 18th century abandoned mill town, along with old houses and stone walls. The park provides ample recreational opportunities from swimming, camping, and hiking, to biking. Devil's Hopyard State Park is a perfect picnic spot, and visitors may also pay a visit to the Mark Twain House where Twain lived from 1874 to 1891 and wrote classics including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Hebron Transportation

Bradley International Airport offers air transportation.

Hebron Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut, and Wesleyan University.


Total Population 9,627
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,257
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 63.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.9%
Median Earnings25+ $55,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,935


Median Family Income $108,416
% Above Poverty Level 98.6%
% Below Poverty Level 1.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 12.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,143
Median House Value $306,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 16.2%
Irish 21.8%

Hebron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06248
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.657
Longitude -72.366

Hebron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Distance 11.4 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
Distance 19.6 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

Hebron Public Libraries

Douglas Library Of Hebron
Hebron, Connecticut
(860) 228-9312
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