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Overview

Introduction to Torrington, Connecticut

Torrington, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 12 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 85 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is considered part of the Hartford metropolitan area.

Torrington History

Torrington was originally known as Wolcottville. The first European settler here was Ebenezer Lyman Jr., who came from Durham, Connecticut in 1735. Torrington was officially incorporated as a town in October of 1740. Industrial development was expedited after Frederick Wolcott built a woolen mill here in 1813. In 1923, Torrington was incorporated as a city.

Torrington and nearby Attractions

  • Artwell Gallery
  • Torrington Civic Symphony
  • Burr Pond State Park
  • Minetto State Park
  • Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum
  • Paugnut State Forest

Things To Do In Torrington

Torrington is nestled in a scenic countryside area. It is a flourishing cultural center with several tourist attractions. The Nutmeg Conservatory and Warner Theater organize performances and instructional classes throughout the year. The city also offers interesting shopping opportunities with its assorted mix of art houses, antique dealers and small specialty shops.

Torrington Transportation

Bradley International airport is nearby.

Torrington Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College, the University Of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 35,493
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 17,659
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $40,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,212
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,584

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,533
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.3%
Median Gross Rent $873
Median House Value $167,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 14.4%

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

Torrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06790, 06791
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -73.121

Torrington 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 6.4 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 WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bantam 842 $94,167
Bristol 60,554 $73,927
Litchfield 8,306 $102,209
New Britain 72,988 $49,493
Waterbury 109,551 $48,177
Winsted 7,753 $60,874

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

Torrington Hospitals

CHARLOTTE HUNGERFORD HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
540 LITCHFIELD ST
(860) 496-6666
Emergency Service: Yes

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Torrington High Schools

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TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
50 MAJOR BESSE DR.
860-489-2294
Serves 1,323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

OLIVER WOLCOTT V-T SCHOOL
75 OLIVER ST.
860-496-5300
A Vocational School
Serves 676 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

SOUTHEAST SCHOOL
196 OAK AVE.
860-489-2298
A Special Education School
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

HOMEBOUND
355 MIGEON AVENUE
860-489-2327
A Non-traditional School

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