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Overview

Introduction to Windsor, Connecticut

Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 6 miles N of Hartford, Connecticut and 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area.

Windsor History

The first European settler in this area was William Holmes, who came with a small group of settlers and established a trading post in September of 1633. The area was called Matianuck by the Native Americans. It was renamed Dorchester by Reverend Warham after he arrived with over 60 people in 1635. The present name was given to this area by General Court in 1637, after Windsor in England.

Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Broad Street Green Historic District
  • Farmington River Railroad Bridge
  • Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum
  • Strawberry Hills Park
  • Tradition Golf Club
  • Huntington House Museum

Things To Do In Windsor

The Windsor Meadows State Park is a pleasant park, which runs along the shores of the Connecticut River. There are several other parks in the town with amenities like sports fields, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pools and ponds as well. The town also has a golf course, nature center, a petting zoo and nature trails. One can also go kayaking and canoeing on the Farmington River.

Windsor Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Windsor Higher Education

Manchester Community College, the University Of Hartford and Trinity College are nearby institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 29,095
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 15,129
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39%
Median Earnings25+ $47,081
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,043

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,629
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $1,175
Median House Value $223,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.5%
Irish 12.3%

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

Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06095
Company Zip Codes 06006
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.852
Longitude -72.644

Windsor 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 BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 5.9 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 19.2 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 21.3 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, Windsor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wilson (06095)

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

Windsor Public Libraries

Library
Windsor Public Library
323 BROAD ST.
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 285-1910
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Windsor High Schools

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WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL
50 SAGE PARK RD.
860-687-2020
Serves 1,488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

HOMEBOUND
601 MATIANUCK AVENUE
860-687-2000
A Non-traditional School

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