Windsor Locks, Connecticut

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Introduction to Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Windsor Locks, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 11 miles N of Hartford, Connecticut and 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area. Windsor Locks has a population of 12,043.

Windsor Locks History

Windsor Locks was originally known as Pine Meadow. It was officially incorporated as the Town of Windsor in 1854. The name Windsor Locks is a reference to a set of canal locks which were opened in 1829 and were a part of the Enfield Falls Canal. The Dexter Corporation was established in this area in 1767 and is the oldest corporation listed on the NYSE.

Windsor Locks and nearby Attractions

  • Noden-Reed Park
  • New England Air Museum
  • Northwest Park
  • King House Museum
  • Penwood State Park
  • Airways Golf Course and Country Club

Things To Do In Windsor Locks

The town is home to many spots which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Windsor Locks is also home to several parks which are well facilitated and provide opportunities for varied recreational activities.

Windsor Locks Transportation

Bradley International Airport is just 2 miles away.

Windsor Locks Higher Education

Courses in higher education are offered at Manchester Community College, the University of Hartford, Trinity College and Springfield College.

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High Points

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

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Low Property Crime
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Top 18% Windsor Locks Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Comparing Windsor Locks 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 8 5
Senior Citizens 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 2


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 6
Low Violent Crime 8 4

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Windsor Locks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06096
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.929
Longitude -72.627

Windsor Locks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.9 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 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Distance 20.8 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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Windsor Locks Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,043 100%
Male 5,841 48.5%
Female 6,202 51.5%
Under 18 2,849 23.7%
18+ 9,194 76.3%
65+ 1,988 16.5%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.97
White 11,136 92.5%
African-American 322 2.7%
Asian 309 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.1%
Other 90 0.7%
Mixed Race 171 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 267 2.2%

Estimated Windsor Locks Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,411
Growth 368
Growth % 3.1%

Windsor Locks 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 18.6%
Irish 14.7%
Polish 12.3%
English 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
French (except Basque) 6.7%
German 6.4%
French Canadian 6%
US/American 4.6%
Swedish 1.9%
Portuguese 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Scottish 1%
Arab/Arabic 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Ghanian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
European 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
British 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bradley International Airpor (06096)

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

Windsor Locks Public Libraries

Windsor Locks Public Library
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
(860) 627-1495
Library Web Site

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Starbucks in Windsor Locks

(As of 2005)
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Windsor Locks High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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