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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,529
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+10,219
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.2%
Median Earnings25+$58,517
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,347

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,533
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,097
Median House Value$288,000

Ancestry

Italian33.4%
Polish21.3%
Irish17.1%
German11.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.5%
English7%
French Except Basque6.7%
Canadian4.2%
Swedish3.2%
Scottish2.4%
Lithuanian2%
Portuguese1.4%
Russian1.3%
Hungarian1.3%
Ukrainian1%
Turkish1%
Austrian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
African0.5%
Czech0.5%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Finnish0.3%
US/American0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Berlin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6037
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.62
Approximate Longitude-72.77

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)

StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationSTORRS
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Berlin Public Libraries

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
834 WORTHINGTON RIDGE
Berlin, Connecticut
(860) 828-3344

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Berlin Public Schools

Catherine M. Mcgee Middle School
899 Norton Road
ZIP: 6037
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
Berlin High School
139 Patterson Way
ZIP: 6037
High
Total Enrollment 918
Emma Hart Willard School
1088 Norton Road
ZIP: 6037
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
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