Wethersfield, Connecticut

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Wethersfield, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

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

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Low Violent Crime
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Top 18% Wethersfield Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Wethersfield, Connecticut

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6


Characteristic Compared
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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 3
Low Property Crime 7 3

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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
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Wethersfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,271 100%
Male 12,192 46.4%
Female 14,079 53.6%
Under 18 5,272 20.1%
18+ 20,999 79.9%
65+ 6,165 23.5%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.89
White 24,481 93.2%
African-American 549 2.1%
Asian 416 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.1%
Other 477 1.8%
Mixed Race 321 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,101 4.2%

Estimated Wethersfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 26,220
Growth -51
Growth % -0.2%

Wethersfield 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 31.1%
Irish 15.2%
Polish 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
English 5.9%
German 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3%
French Canadian 3%
US/American 2.7%
Portuguese 2.4%
Ukrainian 1.8%
Greek 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Russian 0.9%
Brazilian 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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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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Starbucks in Wethersfield

(As of 2005)
Rte. 99 & Mill St.
1080 Silas Deane Highway
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