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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.

People

Total Population 12,450
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,981
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 57.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,228
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,141
Median House Value $256,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.5%
Irish 23.8%

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

Coventry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06238
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.77
Longitude -72.305

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)

Station COVENTRY
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Coventry Public Libraries

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

COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL
78 RIPLEY HILL RD.
860-742-7346
Serves 607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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