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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, Connecticut

Farmington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles NW of New Britain, Connecticut and 90 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Hartford metropolitan area.

Farmington History

The Tunxis Native Americans were the original inhabitant of the region now known as Farmington. A European settlement was established here by Hartford residents in 1640. Farmington is the oldest inland community west of Connecticut River, and also one of the oldest settlements in the state. The town was incorporated in 1645 and named Farmington in the same year. Farmington had a distinct abolitionist community, which aided in the escape of slaves.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Day-Lewis Museum of Indian Artifacts
  • Stanley-Whitman House
  • Lake Garda
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Farmington Club Polo Grounds
  • Shade Swamp State Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Farmington

The Day-Lewis Museum, the Hill-Stead Museum, the New Britain Industrial Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the New Britain Youth Museum and the Unionville Museum are all nearby and provide insight into the history of the region. The Exchange Shopping Mall Shopping Center and the Westfarms Shopping Center are also very popular tourist spots.

Farmington Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Farmington Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Tunxis Community College. Other institutes nearby include Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,569
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+13,150
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.8%
Median Earnings25+$60,699
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,857
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,211

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,817
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,218
Median House Value$329,900

Ancestry

Italian19.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
Irish17.3%
Polish13.4%
German10.2%
English9.2%
French Except Basque6.3%
Canadian3.7%
Russian3.6%
Scottish2%
Portuguese1.9%
Swedish1.7%
Ukrainian1.5%
Greek0.9%
Iranian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Latvian0.3%
African0.3%
US/American0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Farmington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6032
P.O. Box Zip Codes6034
Company Zip Codes6030
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.71
Approximate Longitude-72.83

Farmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBURLINGTON
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance9.5 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
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches

Farmington Public Libraries

Farmington Libraries
6 MONTEITH DRIVE
Farmington, Connecticut
(860) 673-6791

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Farmington Hospitals

John Dempsey Hospital
(Government - State)
263 Farmington Ave
(860) 679-1145

Farmington Public Schools

Irving A. Robbins Middle School
20 Wolf Pit Road
ZIP: 6032
Middle
Total Enrollment 570
Farmington High School
10 Monteith Drive
ZIP: 6032
High
Total Enrollment 1264
East Farms School
25 Wolf Pit Road
ZIP: 6032
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Farmington Collaborative Pk
20 Wolf Pit Road
ZIP: 6032
Primary
Total Enrollment 78
West Woods Upper Elementary School
50 Judson Lane
ZIP: 6032
Middle
Total Enrollment 673
Noah Wallace School
2 School Street
ZIP: 6032
Primary
Total Enrollment 334

Farmington Private Schools

Miss Porter's School
60 Main St
ZIP: 6032
Secondary
Total Enrollment 331
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