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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.

People

Total Population20,679
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens24.5%
Employed Population 16+10,076
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,409
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,133

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,826
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,212
Median House Value$207,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
US/American0%
English4.5%
Irish6.8%

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

Bloomfield Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
CountyHartford
Metro AreaHartford
Standard Zip Codes06002
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.826
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

Library
Prosser Public Library
ONE TUNXIS AVE.
Bloomfield, Connecticut
(860) 243-9721
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Bloomfield High Schools

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390 PARK AVE.
860-286-2622
Serves 799 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
5 HUCKLEBERRY LN.
860-286-2630
Serves 732 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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11 TURKEY HILL ROAD
860-769-4211
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