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Overview

Introduction to Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 7 miles S of Hartford, Connecticut and 94 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Rocky Hill is home to some 17,966 residents.

Rocky Hill History

The area now known as Rocky Hill was originally settled in by Europeans in 1650. At that time, it was a part of Wethersfield. In 1722, the area became known as Stepney Parish. Rocky Hill was officially incorporated as a town in May of 1843. In 1844, Roderick Grimes became the first Rocky Hill representative to be sent to the state legislature.

Rocky Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Dinosaur State Park
  • Academy Hall Museum
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Webb Deane - Stevens Museum
  • Kidcity Children's Museum

Things To Do In Rocky Hill

There are several parks and playgrounds in Rocky Hill. These include Shipyard Park, Center Green, Hoyle Memorial Field, Flanagan Field, Elm Ridge Park and Ferry Park. The town is also home to the Dinosaur State Park, which is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. You can also visit the Liberty Bell Museum, the Rocky Hill Historical Society Museum and the Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry from Rocky Hill.

Rocky Hill Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport is nearby.

Rocky Hill Higher Education

Trinity College, Central Connecticut State University and Wesleyan University are close to the town.

People

Total Population 19,839
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 9,896
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,097
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $1,297
Median House Value $260,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.2%
Irish 15%

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

Rocky Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06067
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.664
Longitude -72.639

Rocky Hill 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 HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 4.8 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
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 8.9 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
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 18.7 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

Rocky Hill Public Libraries

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 CHURCH ST.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
(860) 258-7621

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Rocky Hill High Schools

ROCKY HILL HIGH SCHOOL
50 CHAPIN AVE.
860-258-7721
Serves 718 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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