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Overview

Introduction to Southington, Connecticut

Southington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles NW of Meriden, Connecticut and 82 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Southington is home to some 39,728 residents.

Southington History

Southington was originally known as Panthorne. The area was first settled in by Europeans in 1698 by Samuel Woodruff. In 1779, the area was incorporated as a town. General George Washington passed through the town while visiting Wethersfield in 1771. Though Southington was a small, rural farming community, it developed into a manufacturing center in the early 1900s.

Southington and nearby Attractions

  • Barnes Museum
  • Cockaponset State Forest
  • Lake Compounce Theme Park
  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Quassy Amusement Park
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium

Things To Do In Southington

During your stay in Southington, you can visit the Veterans Memorial Park, the Southington Dog Park and Panthorn Park. The Crescent Lake offers boating and fishing facilities. You can also plan a day trip to the Ragged Mountain. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Mount Southington Ski Area.

Southington Transportation

Hartford - Brainard Airport is nearby.

Southington Higher Education

Briarwood College is the local college. Central Connecticut State University, the University of Hartford and Quinnipiac University also offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 43,625
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 22,665
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.5%
Median Earnings25+ $53,016
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,494
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,398

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,775
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,038
Median House Value $270,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.6%
Irish 19.4%

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

Southington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06489
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.596
Longitude -72.878

Southington 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
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
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station BAKERSVILLE
Distance 18.9 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

Southington Public Libraries

Library
Southington Public Library
255 MAIN ST.
Southington, Connecticut
(860) 628-0947
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720 PLEASANT ST.
860-628-3229
Serves 2,121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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860-628-3202
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Serves 4 students.

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