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.


Total Population 12,564
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,625
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.3%
Median Earnings25+ $47,032
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $42,222
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,321


Median Family Income $85,202
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,061
Median House Value $195,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.1%
US/American 0.8%
English 9.4%
Irish 18.5%

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

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

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
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