Hebron, Connecticut

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Hebron, Connecticut

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 Today, the farms have been replaced by corporations.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.

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High Points

Hebron strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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College Educated Adults
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Top 13% Hebron College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Hebron, Connecticut

Comparing Hebron 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7

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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
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Hebron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,610 100%
Male 4,307 50%
Female 4,303 50%
Under 18 2,583 30%
18+ 6,027 70%
65+ 520 6%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.19
White 8,411 97.7%
African-American 50 0.6%
Asian 48 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.1%
Other 17 0.2%
Mixed Race 70 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 92 1.1%

Estimated Hebron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,198
Growth 588
Growth % 6.8%

Hebron 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
Irish 19.4%
Italian 18.2%
English 11%
French (except Basque) 8.5%
Polish 7.6%
German 6.7%
French Canadian 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Swedish 3.2%
US/American 3%
Scottish 2.4%
Ukrainian 1.4%
Hungarian 1%
European 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Eastern European 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Portuguese 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Hebron Public Libraries

Douglas Library Of Hebron
Hebron, Connecticut
(860) 228-9312
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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