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Overview

Introduction to West Hartford, Connecticut

West Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 95 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area. About 63,589 people live in West Hartford.

West Hartford History

West Hartford was originally created in 1672. In 1711, it was granted parish privileges and was named the Parish of Hartford. It was officially incorporated as the Town of Hartford in 1854. It was a rural town for many years, but Hartford's population grew substantially after suburban living became popular.

West Hartford and nearby Attractions

  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Noah Webster House and Museum
  • Talcott Mountain Reservoir
  • Westmoor Park
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Rockledge Golf Club

Things To Do In West Hartford

The area offers satisfying shopping and dining opportunities, and is also home to some historical sites. The Elizabeth Park lies towards the east and has beautiful gardens. The area around MDC reservoirs has some excellent hiking trails as well.

West Hartford Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

West Hartford Higher Education

The University Of Hartford, The University Of Connecticut-Tri-Campus, Saint Joseph College and Fox Institute Of Business are some of the local institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 63,396
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 32,115
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.1%
Median Earnings25+ $54,816
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,294
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,256

Wealth

Median Family Income $111,150
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,181
Median House Value $304,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.4%
Irish 17.8%

West Hartford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 95 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06105, 06106, 06107, 06110, 06117, 06119
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06127, 06133, 06137
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.761
Longitude -72.742

West Hartford 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 HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 12.2 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
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bishop's Corner (06117)

Bishops Cor (06137)

Bishops Corner (06137)

Corbins Corner (06110)

Elmwood (06110, 06133)

West Hartfrd (06107, 06110, 06117, 06119, 06127, 06133, 06137)

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

West Hartford Public Libraries

Library
West Hartford Public Library
20 SOUTH MAIN ST.
West Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 523-3279
Library Web Site

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West Hartford Hospitals

HEBREW HOME AND HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1 ABRAHMS BOULEVARD
(860) 523-3800
Emergency Service: No

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West Hartford High Schools

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HALL HIGH SCHOOL
975 NORTH MAIN ST.
860-232-4561
Serves 1,557 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

CONARD HIGH SCHOOL
110 BERKSHIRE RD.
860-521-1350
Serves 1,360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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28 SOUTH MAIN STREET
860-523-3500
A Non-traditional School

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