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Overview

Introduction to Bolton, Connecticut

Bolton, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 4 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center) and 81 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area.

Bolton History

The town of Bolton, which is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, remained part of Hartford until 1720, when it was officially incorporated. The early settlers came from Bolton, Lancashire in England. It is believed that the town was named after the town in England or after the Duke of Bolton. It was originally a hunting ground for the Podunk Indians. The first white settlers arrived in the 1600s.

Bolton and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Manchester Museum
  • Gay City State Park
  • Buttolph-Williams House
  • Indian Notch Park
  • Powder Ridge

Things To Do In Bolton

Bolton offers a variety of recreational opportunities including several parks: Herrick Park, Freja Park, and Indian Notch Park. There are also several museums nearby including Lutz Children's Museum, Old Manchester Museum and Vernon Historical Society Museum. Nearby historical sites are the Buttolph-Williams House, Dinosaur State Park, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which was the home of the author of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin."

Bolton Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Bolton Higher Education

Colleges close to Bolton include Albertus Magnus College, American International College, Anna Maria College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,950
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+2,836
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married59.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.3%
Median Earnings25+$55,791
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$38,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,542

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,958
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$992
Median House Value$292,900

Ancestry

Irish23.5%
Italian20.7%
English16.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.1%
German11.4%
Polish9.2%
French Except Basque8.7%
Canadian6.3%
Swedish4.4%
Hungarian2.1%
Scottish1.9%
African1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Portuguese1%
Arab0.9%
Russian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Romanian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
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Bolton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tolland County
Standard Zip Codes6043
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-72.43

Bolton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOVENTRY
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationSTORRS
Distance9.7 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
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Bolton Public Libraries

Bentley Memorial Library
206 BOLTON CENTER ROAD
Bolton, Connecticut
(860) 646-7349

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Bolton Public Schools

Bolton Center School
108 Notch Rd
(860) 643-2411
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Bolton High School
72 Brandy St
(860) 643-2768
High
Total Enrollment 343

Bolton Private Schools

Holy Seed Christian Academy
104 Notch Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Hans Chr Andersen Montessori
212 Bolton Center Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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