Storrs, Connecticut

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Storrs, Connecticut

Introduction to Storrs, Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 14 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut and 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Storrs contains a population of approximately 10,996.

Storrs History

The community of Storrs is a part of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut, which was incorporated in October, 1702. The main campus of the University of Connecticut is located in Storrs. The university was founded in 1881 and was originally known as Storrs Agricultural School. Some of the notable residents of the area include Tim Page, the Pulitzer Prize winning music critic; Wendy O. Williams, the lead singer of Plasmatics; and Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer/ guitarist of Weezer.

Storrs and nearby Attractions

  • Nathan Hale Homestead Museum
  • Albert E. Moss Forest
  • William Benton Museum of Art
  • Mansfield Hollow State Park
  • Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
  • Six Flags New England

Things To Do In Storrs

Storrs has a large number of parks and playgrounds where one can spend your leisure hours. You can also visit the Homestead Museum of the legendary Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale. You can also enjoy the wildlife and wildflower sanctuary at the Albert E. Moss Forest. The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is also worth visiting and popular among children.

Storrs Transportation

Hartford - Brainard Airport is the nearest major airport.

Storrs Higher Education

University of Connecticut lies within the town. Eastern Connecticut State University, Springfield College and Western New England College also provide higher educational facilities.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Storrs Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Storrs College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Storrs Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Storrs Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Storrs Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Storrs, Connecticut

Comparing Storrs 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
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6

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Storrs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06268
Company Zip Codes 06269
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.808
Longitude -72.25

Storrs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station STORRS
Distance 0.6 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
Distance 5.3 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
Distance 23.9 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
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Storrs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,996 100%
Male 5,259 47.8%
Female 5,737 52.2%
Under 18 443 4%
18+ 10,553 96%
65+ 651 5.9%
Median Age 20.7
Average Family Size 2.7
White 8,918 81.1%
African-American 624 5.7%
Asian 1,004 9.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 187 1.7%
Mixed Race 248 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 484 4.4%

Storrs 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.1%
Italian 18.6%
Irish 12.1%
German 7%
English 6.6%
Polish 6.5%
French Canadian 3.9%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
US/American 1.9%
Russian 1.8%
Portuguese 1.5%
European 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Greek 1.1%
Jamaican 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Romanian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
African 0.6%
British 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Kenyan 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gurleyville (06268)
Storrs Mansfield (06268)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Storrs 10,996 $64,833
Danielson 4,265 $40,990
Hartford 121,578 $27,051
Jewett City 3,053 $45,826
Norwich 36,117 $49,155
Willimantic 15,823 $38,427

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(As of 2005)
1244 Storrs Rd
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Storrs High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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