Newington, Connecticut

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Newington, Connecticut

Introduction to Newington, Connecticut

Newington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles NE of New Britain, Connecticut and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Newington contains a population of approximately 29,306.

Newington History

The history of Newington goes back more than 335 years, when it was a part of Wethersfield. Woodcutters from this town were sent to Newington in the 1600s to harvest timber. The area was favored by settlers as it had a level land that was rich with glacial deposits. The community was legally named Newington by the General Assembly in 1721. This name, according to some sources, meant the "new town in the meadow." It was officially incorporated as a town in 1871.

Newington and nearby Attractions

  • Kellogg-Eddy House and Museum
  • Jefferson House
  • Newington Plaza Shopping Center
  • Rockhole Brook
  • Newington Junction West Historic District

Things To Do In Newington

While in Newington, one can visit the Kellogg Eddy House and Museum and the Jefferson House Gerontology Resource Center. The Newington Plaza Shopping Center, the Newington Theater Plaza Shopping Center, the Northwood Shopping Plaza Shopping Center and Fenn Road Plaza Shopping Center are ideal destination for those who love to shop.

Newington Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport can be reached in a few minutes.

Newington Higher Education

Residents of Newington can enroll at Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College, the University of Hartford or Manchester Community College.

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Comparative Profile of Newington, Connecticut

Comparing Newington 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 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 3 8
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4


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to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 2


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to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 3
Low Property Crime 8 3

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Newington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of New Britain, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06111
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06131
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.697
Longitude -72.724

Newington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 10.2 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
Distance 18.4 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
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Newington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 29,306 100%
Male 13,778 47%
Female 15,528 53%
Under 18 6,047 20.6%
18+ 23,259 79.4%
65+ 5,510 18.8%
Median Age 41.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 27,103 92.5%
African-American 609 2.1%
Asian 824 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 35 0.1%
Other 351 1.2%
Mixed Race 370 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,079 3.7%

Estimated Newington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 29,676
Growth 370
Growth % 1.3%

Newington 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 22.5%
Polish 13.4%
Irish 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
English 6%
French (except Basque) 5%
German 5%
French Canadian 4.5%
Portuguese 3.3%
US/American 3.3%
Swedish 2.3%
Russian 2%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Greek 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Armenian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
British 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Newington Public Libraries

Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Newington, Connecticut
(860) 665-8700

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(As of 2005)
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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