Introduction to Wethersfield, Connecticut

Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles SE of Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Wethersfield is home to some 26,271 residents.

Wethersfield History

A group of Puritans founded a community which would become Wethersfield in 1634. In 1637, the community was named Wethersfield after a town in England. In the 17th century, this town witnessed four witch trials and three executions for witchcraft. General George Washington and French Lt. Gen. Rochambeau planned the Battle of Yorktown at the Webb House on Main Street. Wethersfield was officially incorporated in 1822.

Wethersfield and nearby Attractions

  • Wethersfield Museum
  • Hurlbut-Dunham House
  • Goodwin Park Golf Course
  • Bell Reservoir
  • Wethersfield Nature Center
  • Dinosaur State Park

Things To Do In Wethersfield

The town of Wethersfield offers visitors an exhaustive range of recreational facilities. The town provides easy access to several historic sites and museums. Among these are the Wethersfield Museum, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Buttolph-Williams House, Hurlbut-Dunham House, the Welles House Museum and the Webb House Museum. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy world class facilities at the Goodwin Park Golf Course.

Wethersfield Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Wethersfield Higher Education

Porter and Chester Institute is the local college. Trinity College and Manchester Community College are also nearby.


Total Population 26,579
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 13,008
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.5%
Median Earnings25+ $52,107
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,602
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,060


Median Family Income $101,480
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,013
Median House Value $254,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0.6%
English 8.9%
Irish 18%

Wethersfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06109
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06129
Company Zip Codes 06161
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.714
Longitude -72.653

Wethersfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.3 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
Distance 11.8 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
Distance 21 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Weathersfield (06109, 06129)

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

Wethersfield Public Libraries

Wethersfield Public Library
Wethersfield, Connecticut
(860) 721-2985
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