South Windsor, Connecticut

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South Windsor, Connecticut

Introduction to South Windsor, Connecticut

South Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles NE of Hartford, Connecticut and 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 24,412 people in South Windsor.

South Windsor History

Podunk Indians were the original inhabitants of the area now known as South Windsor. Thomas Burnham purchased the land that presently covers the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford in 1659. Other settlers from Windsor, Connecticut, arrived in this area in the mid 17th century. South Windsor was incorporated as a town in 1845. Though the area was originally a farming community, it developed into a suburban town in the 1950s.

South Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Edward E. King Museum
  • Six Flags New England
  • Dinosaur State Park

Things To Do In South Windsor

In South Windsor, you can visit the Rye Street Park, the South Windsor Bark Park, the Veterans Memorial Park, the Nevers Road Park and South Windsor State Wildlife Area. The amusement and theme parks of Fairways Miniature Golf and Batting Cages and Whirly Ball are also popular entertainment spots in South Windsor. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Wapping Shopping Center.

South Windsor Transportation

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

South Windsor Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Trinity College, the University of Hartford, Springfield College, Central Connecticut State University, Manchester Community College, Western New England College and Springfield Technical Community College.

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High Points

South Windsor strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% South Windsor Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% South Windsor College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of South Windsor, Connecticut

Comparing South Windsor 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 8 5
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Racial Diversity 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 7
Low Property Crime 8 6

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South Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06074
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.823
Longitude -72.621

South Windsor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 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 8.2 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 19.2 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
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South Windsor Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 24,412 100%
Male 11,762 48.2%
Female 12,650 51.8%
Under 18 6,677 27.4%
18+ 17,735 72.6%
65+ 2,900 11.9%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.16
White 22,336 91.5%
African-American 721 3%
Asian 905 3.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 45 0.2%
Other 162 0.7%
Mixed Race 235 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 554 2.3%

Estimated South Windsor Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 25,985
Growth 1,573
Growth % 6.4%

South Windsor 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 16.4%
Irish 15.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
Polish 8.2%
English 8%
French (except Basque) 6.9%
French Canadian 6.5%
German 5.7%
US/American 4.5%
Swedish 1.8%
Russian 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Portuguese 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Greek 1%
Canadian 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Jamaican 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
European 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
African 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
South African 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bissell (06074)
Wapping (06074)

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

South Windsor Public Libraries

Wood Memorial Library And Museum
783 MAIN ST.
South Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 289-1783
Library Web Site
South Windsor Public Library
South Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 644-1541

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Starbucks in South Windsor

(As of 2005)
Evergreen Walk
301 Evergreen Way
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Serves 1,547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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