Rocky Hill, Connecticut

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

Rocky Hill 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 19% Rocky Hill College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Comparing Rocky Hill 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 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 8
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7


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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 5
Low Violent Crime 5 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Rocky Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,966 100%
Male 8,875 49.4%
Female 9,091 50.6%
Under 18 3,534 19.7%
18+ 14,432 80.3%
65+ 2,958 16.5%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.93
White 16,205 90.2%
African-American 615 3.4%
Asian 713 4%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.1%
Other 181 1%
Mixed Race 228 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 575 3.2%

Estimated Rocky Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 18,760
Growth 794
Growth % 4.4%

Rocky Hill 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 29.4%
Irish 12.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
Polish 9.5%
English 7.5%
German 5.2%
US/American 4.1%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
French Canadian 3.3%
Portuguese 1.7%
Swedish 1.3%
Greek 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Other Arab 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Nigerian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Rocky Hill Public Libraries

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

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412 Cromwell Avenue
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Rocky Hill High Schools (2004)

Serves 718 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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