Winsted, Connecticut

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Winsted, Connecticut

Introduction to Winsted, Connecticut

Winsted, conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area, has an estimated 7,321 residents.

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.

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Comparative Profile of Winsted, Connecticut

Comparing Winsted 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 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 7 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Racial Diversity 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Male Share of the Population 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 7
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 2
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 5
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Rents 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 7
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,321 100%
Male 3,467 47.4%
Female 3,854 52.6%
Under 18 1,723 23.5%
18+ 5,598 76.5%
65+ 1,205 16.5%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.98
White 6,829 93.3%
African-American 112 1.5%
Asian 82 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.2%
Other 161 2.2%
Mixed Race 119 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 294 4%

Winsted 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 18.4%
Irish 14.1%
French (except Basque) 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
English 9.1%
German 7.7%
Polish 5.8%
US/American 5.1%
French Canadian 3.2%
Swedish 2.4%
Greek 1.6%
Norwegian 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Macedonian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Winsted 7,321 $51,044
Bantam 802 $50,938
Bristol 60,062 $58,259
Hartford 121,578 $27,051
Litchfield 1,328 $77,843
New Britain 71,538 $41,056
Torrington 35,202 $54,375
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Winsted High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

Serves 524 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

79 GAY ST.
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Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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Winsted Colleges

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