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Overview

Introduction to Stafford, Connecticut

Stafford, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 17 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts and 68 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area. Stafford has a population of 11,307.

Stafford History

Stafford was originally a rural agricultural community. Later on, industries flourished in this area due to the easy availability of water power. The first railroad entered the town in the mid-1800s and enabled Stafford to connect with the rest of New England. The town also had a trolley connection to Rockville, Connecticut. A number of factories in Stafford manufactured cannonballs and other war supplies during the Civil War.

Stafford and nearby Attractions

  • Shenipsit State Forest
  • Stafford Historical Society Museum
  • Staffordville Lake
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • Holland Pond Recreation Area
  • Six Flags New England

Things To Do In Stafford

While staying in Stafford, you can plan a family day trip to the Bigelow Hollow State Park. You can also spend your leisure hours at the Sandy Beach on Crystal Lake. In addition, the town has several ball fields, tennis courts and soccer fields. The Zoo in Forest Park and Six Flags New England are also nearby. Apart from these, the recreation department of Stafford organizes a number of events and programs throughout the year.

Stafford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport.

Stafford Higher Education

The University of Connecticut, Springfield College and Western New England College offer facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 11,942
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,223
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $43,352
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,034
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,030

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,657
% Above Poverty Level 88.6%
% Below Poverty Level 11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $935
Median House Value $190,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.6%
Irish 19.5%

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

Stafford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06076
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06075
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.984
Longitude -72.289

Stafford 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 EAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 12.9 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 MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Stafford Springs (06076)

West Stafford (06076)

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

Stafford Public Libraries

Library
Stafford Library Association
10 LEVINTHAL RUN
Stafford, Connecticut
(860) 684-2852

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Stafford High Schools

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STAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL
145 ORCUTTVILLE ROAD
860-684-4233
Serves 569 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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263 EAST STREET ROUTE 19
860-684-4211
A Non-traditional School

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