Overview

Introduction to East Hartford, Connecticut

East Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles E of Hartford, Connecticut and 89 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Hartford metro area.

East Hartford History

Native Americans inhabited this area before Europeans arrived here in 1631. Thomas Burnham bought land in this area in 1659 from Tantinomo, the Chief sachem of the Podunk Indians. The town of Hartford initially occupied the areas of present-day East Hartford, Manchester and West Hartford. East Hartford was incorporated as a separate town in 1783. Manchester was a part of East Hartford until 1823.

East Hartford and nearby Attractions

  • Edward E. King Museum
  • Penney Memorial Library
  • Easton Orchard
  • Hockanum River
  • Keeney Cove Marsh State Wildlife Area
  • East Hartford Golf Course

Things To Do In East Hartford

While in East Hartford, one can visit the Easton Orchard, the Edward E. King Museum, the 1761 Huguenot House Museum and the Hockanum Hose Co. Fire Museum. One can also spend a day at any of the town's beautiful rivers and reservoirs. There are a large number of shopping malls dotting the streets of East Hartford. In addition, the town holds the Black-Eyed & Blues Festival and the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival every year.

East Hartford Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport provides air transportation.

East Hartford Higher Education

Goodwin College is the local institute of higher learning. Trinity College, Manchester Community College and the University of Hartford are all within a 10 mile radius of the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population50,453
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+25,402
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,472
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,901
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,389

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,854
% Above Poverty Level85.9%
% Below Poverty Level14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$1,027
Median House Value$162,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.5%
Irish7.6%
West Indian6.9%
Italian6.3%
Jamaican5.2%
English4.2%
German3.9%
African3.8%
Polish3.4%
French Except Basque3.3%
Canadian2.4%
Portuguese2%
Ghanaian1.4%
Nigerian1.3%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Greek0.8%
Russian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
British0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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East Hartford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes06118, 06108
P.O. Box Zip Codes6128, 6138
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-72.61

East Hartford 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
Distance3.9 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
Distance11.1 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
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

East Hartford Public Libraries

East Hartford Public Library
840 MAIN ST.
East Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 289-6429

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East Hartford Public Schools

Anna E. Norris School
40 Remington Road
ZIP: 6108
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Dr. Franklin H. Mayberry School
101 Great Hill Road
ZIP: 6108
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Dr. John A. Langford School
61 Alps Drive
ZIP: 6108
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
East Hartford Middle School
777 Burnside Avenue
ZIP: 6108
Middle
Total Enrollment 1158
International Magnet School For Global Citizenship
656 Silver Lane
ZIP: 6108
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
John J. Allison Polaris Center
474 School Street
ZIP: 6108
High
Total Enrollment 57
Lincoln Academy Regional Interdistrict Collaborative
474 School St.
ZIP: 6108
High
Total Enrollment 15
Robert J. O'brien School
52 Farm Drive
ZIP: 6108
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
337 East River Drive
ZIP: 6108
Middle
Total Enrollment 664
Woodland School
110 Long Hill Drive
ZIP: 6108
Other
Total Enrollment 170
Connecticut Ib Academy
857 Forbes Street
ZIP: 6118
High
Total Enrollment 203
Connecticut River Academy
One Riverside Drive
ZIP: 6118
High
Total Enrollment 407
Dr. Thomas S. O'connell School
301 May Road
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
East Hartford High School
869 Forbes Street
ZIP: 6118
High
Total Enrollment 1674
Goodwin College Early Childhood Interdistrict Magnet School
29 Willowbrook Road
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Governor William Pitkin School
330 Hills Street
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Hockanum School
191 Main Street
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Joseph O. Goodwin School
1235 Forbes Street
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Silver Lane School
15 Mercer Avenue
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Stevens Alternate High School
40 Butternut Drive
ZIP: 6118
High
Total Enrollment 119
Sunset Ridge School Elementary Academy For Arts And World L
450 Forbes Street
ZIP: 6118
Middle
Total Enrollment 146
Willowbrook Early Childhood
95 Willowbrook Road
ZIP: 6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 229

East Hartford Private Schools

New Testament Baptist Church School
111 Ash St
ZIP: 6108
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 115
St Christopher School
570 Brewer St
ZIP: 6118
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
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