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Overview

Introduction to Coventry, Connecticut

Coventry, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 11 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut and 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Hartford metro area.

Coventry History

The land on which Coventry stands today was given to Hartford by Native Americans. The Connecticut General Assembly commissioned a team in 1706 to lay out the area and admit new inhabitants. Nathaniel Rust built the first house in this area and moved here with his family in the early 1700s. The Rusts were followed by a dozen families in 1709. The area was named Coventry in 1711 after Coventry in Warwickshire, England. It was incorporated in the following year.

Coventry and nearby Attractions

  • Wangumbaug Lake
  • Nathan Hale Homestead
  • The Strong-Porter Museum
  • Brigham's Tavern
  • Captain Nathan Hale Monument
  • South Coventry Historic District

Things To Do In Coventry

Coventry has many historic sites, antique and specialty shops and herb farms. Lake Wangumbaug has a beach, picnic area, playground, community center, lodge facilities and a band shell for concerts that are held during the summer.

Coventry Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Coventry Higher Education

The University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Trinity College offer courses in higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,446
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+7,116
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.6%
Median Earnings25+$53,184
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,799

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,890
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone16.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,141
Median House Value$252,600

Ancestry

Irish22.2%
Italian16.9%
French Except Basque15.7%
English15%
German11.8%
Polish11%
Canadian6.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.8%
Scottish2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Lithuanian1.4%
Welsh1.2%
Russian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Danishn0.7%
US/American0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Coventry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tolland County
Standard Zip Codes6238
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.78
Approximate Longitude-72.3

Coventry 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
Distance3.1 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
Distance3.5 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
Distance6.5 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

Coventry Public Libraries

Booth & Dimock Memorial Library
1134 MAIN ST.
Coventry, Connecticut
(860) 742-7606

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Coventry Public Schools

Capt. Nathan Hale School
1776 Main Street
ZIP: 6238
Middle
Total Enrollment 385
Coventry Academy
78 Ripley Hill Road
ZIP: 6238
High
Total Enrollment 10
Coventry Early Childhood Center
1171 Main Street
ZIP: 6238
Primary
Total Enrollment 27
Coventry Grammar School
3453 Main Street
ZIP: 6238
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Coventry High School
78 Ripley Hill Road
ZIP: 6238
High
Total Enrollment 490
George Hersey Robertson School
227 Cross Street
ZIP: 6238
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
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