Suffield, Connecticut

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Suffield, Connecticut

Introduction to Suffield, Connecticut

Suffield, Connecticut is 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts and 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Hartford county. The population of Suffield is 13,552.

Suffield History

The area now known as Suffield was once named Southfield. It was originally incorporated on May 20, 1674. At that time, it was a part of Massachusetts. The town of Suffield was annexed by Connecticut in 1749 and was reincorporated in March 1682.

Suffield and nearby Attractions

  • King House Museum
  • International Skating Center of Connecticut
  • Hatheway House
  • Six Flags New England
  • Zoo in Forest Park
  • Amelia Park Children's Museum

Things To Do In Suffield

The Brazin Bruce Park, Suffield Historic District, Hastings Hill Historic District, the Lewis Farm Bird Sanctuary, Stony Brook Park and Christian Field are all popular recreational spots in Suffield. You can enjoy shopping at the Suffield Village Shopping Center.

Suffield Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Suffield Higher Education

Springfield Technical Community College, Manchester Community College and Springfield College are some of the nearest colleges.

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High Points

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

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Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Suffield Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Suffield Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Suffield, Connecticut

Comparing Suffield 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 5
Racial Diversity 7 9
Senior Citizens 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 8
Low Violent Crime 9 5

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Suffield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06078, 06093
Company Zip Codes 06080
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.981
Longitude -72.651

Suffield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.7 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
Distance 20.9 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
Station STORRS
Distance 24.2 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
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Suffield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,552 100%
Male 7,303 53.9%
Female 6,249 46.1%
Under 18 2,991 22.1%
18+ 10,561 77.9%
65+ 1,914 14.1%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.04
White 12,016 88.7%
African-American 942 7%
Asian 127 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 0.2%
Other 275 2%
Mixed Race 153 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 576 4.3%

Estimated Suffield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,704
Growth 1,152
Growth % 8.5%

Suffield 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
Italian 17.2%
Polish 13.5%
Irish 12.8%
English 12.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
German 5.3%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
French Canadian 5.1%
US/American 4.3%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 1.3%
Russian 1%
Lithuanian 1%
Portuguese 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
African 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
British 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
European 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Suffield (06093)

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

Suffield Public Libraries

Kent Memorial Library
Suffield, Connecticut
(860) 668-3896
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Suffield High Schools (2004)

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Serves 793 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3

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