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Overview

Introduction to Berlin, Connecticut

Berlin, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut and 88 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the Hartford area.

Berlin History

Sergeant Richard Beckley purchased 300 acres of land from Chief Tarramuggus in 1659, and set up a home in what would later came to be known as the town of Berlin. The area was originally called "Pagonchawnischage," meaning "the great white oak place," by the Mattabasset Indians. The town was officially incorporated in 1785 and was renamed Berlin, after the capital city of Germany.

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park
  • Silver Lake
  • Kensington Atlantic State Fishing Hatchery
  • Silver Lake State Access Area
  • Shuttle Meadow Golf Club

Things To Do In Berlin

The Shuttle Meadow Golf Club and the Timberline Golf Course offer excellent facilities for golfers. The lakes and reservoirs around Berlin are also worth taking a look around. The Brickyard Shopping Center and the Webster Square Shopping Center are ideal destinations as well. In addition, the town hosts annual celebrations like the Berlin Fair and the Blues Festival.

Berlin Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport is close by.

Berlin Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Trinity College.

People

Total Population 20,486
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 10,676
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 59.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,595
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,086
Median House Value $287,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 7%
Irish 14.5%

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

Berlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06037
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.621
Longitude -72.746

Berlin 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 MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 5.2 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
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kenington (06037)

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

Berlin Public Libraries

Library
East Berlin Library Association
80 MAIN ST.
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-3123
Berlin-peck Memorial Library
234 KENSINGTON ROAD
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-7125
Berlin Free Library Association
842 WORTHINGTON RIDGE
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-3344

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Berlin High Schools

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BERLIN HIGH SCHOOL
139 PATTERSON WAY
860-828-6577
Serves 1,060 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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238 KENSINGTON ROAD
860-828-6581
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