Tolland, Connecticut

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Tolland, Connecticut

Introduction to Tolland, Connecticut

Tolland, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 10 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut and 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,146 people lived in Tolland.

Tolland History

The area on which the present day town of Tolland stands was originally a part of the Town of Windsor. It was first settled in by people living in Windsor who felt that their town was becoming overcrowded. Tolland was given its name in 1715, most likely after the town of Tolland in Somerset, England. Tolland was officially incorporated in 1722.

Tolland and nearby Attractions

  • Tolland Jail Museum & Historical Society
  • Hicks-Stearns Museum
  • Benton Homestead
  • Tolland Green
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Skungamaug River Golf Club

Things To Do In Tolland

The Tolland Green Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tolland has a charming village atmosphere coupled with several interesting historical sites. The original Town Hall, which was built in the 19th century, has been turned into an arts center which is frequented by locals and tourists.

Tolland Transportation

Bradley International is the nearest major airport.

Tolland Higher Education

The University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, Western New England College and Springfield College are all in the area.

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 13% Tolland College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Tolland, Connecticut

Comparing Tolland 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 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 6 3
Racial Diversity 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 1

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Tolland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06084
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.871
Longitude -72.369

Tolland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 7.9 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
Distance 12.7 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
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Tolland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,146 100%
Male 6,550 49.8%
Female 6,596 50.2%
Under 18 3,725 28.3%
18+ 9,421 71.7%
65+ 1,010 7.7%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.12
White 12,720 96.8%
African-American 101 0.8%
Asian 156 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 51 0.4%
Mixed Race 106 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 151 1.1%

Estimated Tolland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,571
Growth 1,425
Growth % 10.8%

Tolland 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
Irish 15.8%
Italian 12.6%
English 11.8%
Polish 9.2%
French (except Basque) 8.9%
German 8.8%
French Canadian 6.9%
US/American 5.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Swedish 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
European 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
Canadian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
British 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Tolland Public Libraries

Town Of Tolland Public Library
Tolland, Connecticut
(860) 871-3620

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