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Overview

Introduction to Bloomfield, Connecticut

Bloomfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Hartford metropolitan area.

Bloomfield History

Bloomfield was incorporated in 1835. It was primarily an agricultural community, but after incorporation, Bloomfield began to diversify its economic base. The Hartford Electric Light Company brought electricity to the town in 1891. The suburban exodus from Hartford increased Bloomfield's population significantly in the 1950s. Later, an interstate highway was constructed which made the town more accessible.

Bloomfield and nearby Attractions

  • Wintonbury Building
  • Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum
  • Prosser Public Library
  • Louise Lake
  • Copacos Shopping Center
  • Talcott Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum is the ideal destination for those who wish to learn more about the history of this area. The lakes and brooks around Bloomfield offer opportunities for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational activities. The Copacos Shopping Center, Bloomfield Shopping Center, The Center of Bloomfield Shopping Center and Tunxis Plaza Shopping Center provide a host of entertainment and shopping facilities as well.

Bloomfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Bloomfield Higher Education

Manchester Community College, the University of Hartford and Trinity College offer opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,687
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens24.2%
Employed Population 16+9,901
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,434
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,643
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,334

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,652
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,234
Median House Value$211,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.4%
West Indian20.5%
Jamaican18.5%
Irish6.8%
Italian6.1%
English5.1%
German4.1%
Polish3.6%
African2.7%
Russian2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Canadian1.4%
Portuguese0.9%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Scottish0.6%
British0.6%
Iranian0.5%
Somali0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Bloomfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6002
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.81
Approximate Longitude-72.73

Bloomfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches

Bloomfield Public Libraries

Prosser Public Library
1 TUNXIS AVE.
Bloomfield, Connecticut
(860) 243-9721

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Bloomfield Public Schools

Ana Grace Academy Of The Arts Elementary School
206 West Newbury Road
ZIP: 6002
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Bloomfield High School
5 Huckleberry Lane
ZIP: 6002
High
Total Enrollment 538
Carmen Arace Intermediate School
390 Park Avenue
ZIP: 6002
Middle
Total Enrollment 208
Carmen Arace Middle School
390 Park Avenue
ZIP: 6002
Middle
Total Enrollment 214
Global Experience Magnet School
44 Griffin Road South
ZIP: 6002
Other
Total Enrollment 220
Laurel Elementary School
One Filley Street
ZIP: 6002
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Learning Academy At Bloomfield
34 East Dudley Town Road
ZIP: 6002
High
Total Enrollment 13
Metacomet School
185 School Street
ZIP: 6002
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Metropolitan Learning Center For Global And International S
1551 Blue Hills Avenue
ZIP: 6002
Other
Total Enrollment 736
Museum Academy
11 Turkey Hill Road
ZIP: 6002
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Pathways Academy Of Technology And Design
1551 Blue Hills Avenue
ZIP: 6002
High
Total Enrollment 375
Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School
44 Brown Street
ZIP: 6002
Primary
Total Enrollment 321

Bloomfield Private Schools

The Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy
53 Gabb Rd
ZIP: 6002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
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