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Overview

Introduction to Simsbury, Connecticut

Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 95 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area. Simsbury has a population of 23,234.

Simsbury History

Simsbury was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. It was officially incorporated in 1670. The early European settlers in this area were from Windsor, Connecticut. However, these settlers returned to Windsor after six years and came back once again in 1676. The area was named after Symondsbury, England. In 1728, the first steel mill of the country was opened in Simsbury.

Simsbury and nearby Attractions

  • Stratton Brook State Park
  • Phelps Tavern Museum
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • International Skating Center of Connecticut
  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Six Flags New England

Things To Do In Simsbury

Simsbury offers a number of recreational activities. You can enjoy your leisure hours at the Schultz Park, Curtis Park, Stratton Brook State Park, Tariffville Park, Simsbury State Wildlife Area and Weatogue Park. You can also visit the Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead and the Massaco Plantation Historic Village. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the world class facilities offered by the Simsbury Farms Recreation Complex and Public Golf Course. Simsbury Town Shops Shopping Center offers quality shopping facilities.

Simsbury Transportation

International flights are available from Bradley International Airport.

Simsbury Higher Education

The University of Hartford, Trinity College and Manchester Community College are close to the town.

People

Total Population 23,844
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 12,034
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65%
Median Earnings25+ $63,144
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,322
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $135,975
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,148
Median House Value $328,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 15.5%
Irish 21%

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

Simsbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06070, 06081, 06089, 06092
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.875
Longitude -72.801

Simsbury 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 BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 7.3 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
Station BAKERSVILLE
Distance 11.2 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 22.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Simbury (06070)

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

Simsbury Public Libraries

Library
Simsbury Public Library
725 HOPMEADOW ST.
Simsbury, Connecticut
(860) 658-7663

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Simsbury High Schools

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34 FARMS VILLAGE RD.
860-658-0451
Serves 1,457 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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860-651-3361
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