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Overview

Introduction to Winsted, Connecticut

Winsted is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area.

Winsted History

The town, formed at the confluence of the Mad River and Still River, witnessed its first settlement in 1756. The name Winsted is a combination of Winchester and Barkhansted. Winsted, which was one of the first mill towns in Connecticut, also serves as the business center for the towns of Winchester and Barkhamsted. Winsted and New Haven were centers for the production of mechanical clocks in 1900.

Winsted and nearby Attractions

  • Winchester Historical Society Museum
  • Canton Historical Museum
  • Black Rock State Park
  • Noah Webster House
  • Haystack Mountain State Park
  • Old State House

Things To Do In Winsted

The Winchester Historical Society Museum and Canton Historical Museum are popular destinations. Tourists coming during autumn can enjoy the Fall Festival. History buffs will find the Old State House and Noah Webster House while staying in the town. The area also has numerous parks like the Haystack Mountain State Park and the Black Rock State Park.

Winsted Transportation

Bradley International Airport is the closest major air transportation facility.

Winsted Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Westfield State College, the University of Hartford, and Naugatuck Valley Community College.

People

Total Population 7,753
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,689
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,874
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.3%
Median Gross Rent $953
Median House Value $159,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 13.5%

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

Winsted Almanac

Category Value
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06063, 06098
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06094
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.921
Longitude -73.06

Winsted 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 5.4 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 NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pleasant Valley (06063)

Winchester Center (06094, 06098)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bantam 842 $94,167
Bristol 60,554 $73,927
Hartford 124,795 $34,628
Litchfield 8,306 $102,209
New Britain 72,988 $49,493
Torrington 35,493 $73,533

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

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Winsted High Schools

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NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
100 BATTISTONI DR.
860-379-8525
Serves 727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

THE GILBERT SCHOOL
200 WILLIAMS AVE.
860-379-8521
Serves 524 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

EXPLORATIONS
71 SPENCER STREET
860-738-9070
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

WINCHESTER ALTERNATE HIGH
79 GAY ST.
860-379-5921
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

HOMEBOUND
100 BATTISTONI DRIVE
860-379-1084
A Non-traditional School

HOMEBOUND
30 ELM STREET
860-379-0706
A Non-traditional School

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