Introduction to East Haddam, Connecticut

East Haddam, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 18 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center) and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area.

East Haddam History

Till 1754, Haddam and East Haddam were a single colony. After the formal separation, the colony on the west bank kept the name Haddam and the colony lying along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River took the name of East Haddam. The town of East Haddam was officially incorporated in 1734. The original inhabitants of the town divided the area into nine sections, each comprising three-fourths of a mile square.

East Haddam and nearby Attractions

  • Devil's Hopyard State Park
  • East Haddam Historical Museum
  • Echo Farm State Park
  • Amasa Day House

Things To Do In East Haddam

History buffs should pay a visit to the East Haddam Historical Museum to see the picture of the construction of the East Haddam swing bridge. Situated on the Eight Mile River, the beautiful Devil's Hopyard State Park provides tourists with camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities. One can also visit the Goodspeed Opera House and the Gillette castle State Park.

East Haddam Transportation

Bradley International Airport is the major airport in the area.

East Haddam Higher Education

Wesleyan University, Eastern Connecticut State University, and the University of Connecticut provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 9,139
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,667
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 62%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.3%
Median Earnings25+ $53,879
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,674
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,098


Median Family Income $97,025
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 21.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,010
Median House Value $285,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.2%
Irish 24.7%

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

East Haddam Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06423
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.453
Longitude -72.461

East Haddam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

East Haddam Public Libraries

Rathbun Free Memorial Library
East Haddam, Connecticut
(860) 873-8210
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East Haddam Free Public Library
East Haddam, Connecticut
(860) 873-8248

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