Windsor, Connecticut

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Windsor, Connecticut

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. There are an estimated 28,237 people in Windsor.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Windsor Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Windsor Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Windsor, Connecticut

Comparing Windsor 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 9 7
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 5
Low Property Crime 9 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Windsor Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 28,237 100%
Male 13,349 47.3%
Female 14,888 52.7%
Under 18 6,955 24.6%
18+ 21,282 75.4%
65+ 4,090 14.5%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.1
White 18,387 65.1%
African-American 7,648 27.1%
Asian 887 3.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 45 0.2%
Other 590 2.1%
Mixed Race 672 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,405 5%

Estimated Windsor Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 28,778
Growth 541
Growth % 1.9%

Windsor 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.1%
Irish 10.8%
Italian 10.8%
English 7%
Polish 6.3%
Jamaican 5.7%
German 5.2%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
US/American 3.3%
French Canadian 3.3%
Portuguese 1.6%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Russian 1%
Scottish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
West Indian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
British 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Guyanese 0.5%
African 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
British West Indian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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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

Windsor Public Library
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 285-1910
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