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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 25,806
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,451
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 59%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.2%
Median Earnings25+ $62,006
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,440

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,826
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,133
Median House Value $276,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.5%
Irish 17.2%

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

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

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 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
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
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

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

Library
Wood Memorial Library And Museum
783 MAIN ST.
South Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 289-1783
Library Web Site
South Windsor Public Library
1550 SULLIVAN AVE.
South Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 644-1541

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South Windsor High Schools

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SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL
161 NEVERS RD.
860-648-5000
Serves 1,547 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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1737 MAIN STREET
860-291-1205
A Non-traditional School

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