New Hartford, Connecticut

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New Hartford, Connecticut

Introduction to New Hartford, Connecticut

New Hartford, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 14 miles N of Bristol, Connecticut and 94 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,088 people in New Hartford.

New Hartford History

In 1686, this area was part of the Western Grant, which was conveyed to the proprietors of Hartford and Windsor. It was given to Hartford in 1732, and the region was named New Hartford in the following year. Rev. Jonathan Marsh was the first minister of New Hartford. The town was incorporated in 1738.

New Hartford and nearby Attractions

  • Unionville Museum
  • Stanley-Whitman House
  • Nepaug State Forest
  • International Skating Center of Connecticut
  • Lake Compounce Theme Park

Things To Do In New Hartford

The Canton Historical Museum showcases 19th-century toys, machinery and tools, while the Unionville Museum has exhibits pertaining to local history. The Hill-Stead Museum, with its collection of Impressionist paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and Chinese porcelains, could be interesting to those interested in art. The International Skating Center of Connecticut and the Copernican Observatory & Planetarium are also accessible from New Hartford. Swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking and biking can all be enjoyed at the Stratton Brook State Park. The town of New Hartford celebrates the Peach Festival every August.

New Hartford Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

New Hartford Higher Education

Manchester Community College, the University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University are some of the local colleges and universities.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
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Top 13% New Hartford College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of New Hartford, Connecticut

Comparing New Hartford 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Senior Citizens 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8

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New Hartford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06057
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.882
Longitude -72.977

New Hartford Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3 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 NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 13.6 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
Distance 16.9 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
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New Hartford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,088 100%
Male 3,046 50%
Female 3,042 50%
Under 18 1,639 26.9%
18+ 4,449 73.1%
65+ 543 8.9%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.07
White 5,946 97.7%
African-American 39 0.6%
Asian 45 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0%
Other 12 0.2%
Mixed Race 39 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 1.3%

Estimated New Hartford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,746
Growth 658
Growth % 10.8%

New Hartford 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 17.6%
English 15.5%
Irish 10.5%
Polish 9.8%
German 9.3%
French Canadian 5.9%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
US/American 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Russian 2.8%
Swedish 2.6%
Scottish 1.4%
British 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Austrian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Canadian 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
African 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bakersville (06057)
Nepaug (06057)

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

New Hartford Public Libraries

Bakerville Library, Inc.
New Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 482-8806
Library Web Site
Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library
New Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 379-7235

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