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.


Total Population 43,509
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 22,701
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $52,977
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,080


Median Family Income $102,168
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $263,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 20.1%

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


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

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
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
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

Southington Public Library
255 MAIN ST.
Southington, Connecticut
(860) 628-0947
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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