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Overview

Introduction to Mansfield, Connecticut

Mansfield, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 15 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut and 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 20,720 people lived in Mansfield.

Mansfield History

Originally, this area was inhabited by the Mohegan Native American Tribe. The first European settlers came to this area from Norwich, and bought land from the Mohegans. These settlers were chiefly farmers and Mansfield remained a rural town. It was incorporated in 1702. The earliest grist mills and saw mills were powered by the nearby rivers. In the 19th century, the town began manufacturing steel products, bells, bits and augers, organ pipes, bronze cannons and gunpowder after a textile mill was established here.

Mansfield and nearby Attractions

  • Farwell Barn
  • Mansfield Center Historic District
  • Hanks Hill
  • Echo Lake
  • Mansfield Hollow State Park
  • Mohegan Sun Country Club

Things To Do In Mansfield

The Gurleyville Gristmill is a fully-intact stone grist mill which was built on the Fenton River in 1835. All the original equipment is still present in the mill. Tours through the mill are available from May to October.

Mansfield Transportation

Bradley International is the nearest major airport.

Mansfield Higher Education

The University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University are nearby.

People

Total Population 26,158
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 10,895
Age of the Population 21

Families

% of people married 20.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,885
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 29.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,080
Median House Value $242,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.7%
Irish 15.4%

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

Mansfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06250, 06268
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.77
Longitude -72.23

Mansfield 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 STORRS
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 2.8 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
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mansfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gurleyville (06268)

Mansfield Hollow (06250)

Storrs Mansfield (06268)

West Ashford (06250)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Mansfield Public Libraries

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The Mansfield Library
54 WARRENVILLE RD.
Mansfield, Connecticut
(860) 423-2502
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