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Overview

Introduction to Somers, Connecticut

Somers, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 10 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts and 75 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area. There are 10,417 residents in Somers.

Somers History

The modern day town of Somers was initially a part of Enfield, Massachusetts. At that time, the area was known as East Enfield. It was first settled in by Benjamin Jones in 1706. Edward Kibbe, Timothy Roote, John McGregory and James Pease were some of the other early settlers in the area. Somers was officially incorporated as a town in 1734. It was named after Lord John Somers of England. The area was annexed to Connecticut in 1749.

Somers and nearby Attractions

  • Shenipsit State Forest
  • Somers Mountain Indian Museum
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • Six Flags New England
  • Somers Historical Museum
  • Nellie McKnight Museum

Things To Do In Somers

During your stay in Somers, you can visit the James F. King Indian Museum, the Somers Mountain Museum and the Somers Historical Museum to learn about the history of the town. Leisure time can also be spent at the Field Road Park. The town also has a skate park. The Shady Lake and Hurds Lake offer facilities for fishing and boating. The Town of Somers also organizes a number of recreational activities and programs all throughout the year.

Somers Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport.

Somers Higher Education

Western New England College, Springfield Technical Community College and Springfield College are some of the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 1,927
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 957
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,632
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $856
Median House Value $246,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
US/American 0%
English 17.1%
Irish 16.9%

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

Somers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06071
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.985
Longitude -72.446

Somers 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 12.7 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
Station STORRS
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 20.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Connecticut State Prison (06071)

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

Somers Public Libraries

Library
Somers Public Library
51 NINTH DISTRICT RD.
Somers, Connecticut
(860) 763-3501
Library Web Site

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Somers High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SOMERS HIGH SCHOOL
NINTH DISTRICT RD.
860-749-2270
Serves 551 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

CCI/SOMERS - OSBORNE
100 BILTON ROAD
860-566-7500
A Non-traditional School
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.6

NORTHERN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
287 BILTON RD.
860-763-8694
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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