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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 15,914
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 4.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,938
Age of the Population 20

Families

% of people married 4.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,130
% Above Poverty Level 57%
% Below Poverty Level 43%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 52.8%
% Using Public Transportation 10.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,154
Median House Value $239,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 6%
Irish 15.1%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
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
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Danielson 4,026 $42,469
Hartford 124,795 $34,628
Norwich 40,254 $58,207
Willimantic 17,411 $38,261

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

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Storrs High Schools

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E. O. SMITH HIGH SCHOOL
1235 STORRS RD.
860-487-0877
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

BERGIN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
251 MIDDLE TPKE.
860-487-2795
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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4 SOUTH EAGLEVILLE ROAD
860-429-3350
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1235 STORRS ROAD
860-487-1862
A Non-traditional School

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