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Overview

Introduction to Glastonbury, Connecticut

Glastonbury, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles SE of Hartford, Connecticut and 91 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with.

Glastonbury History

A tract of land on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River was bought from a Native American Chief by thirty families who settled down in this area in 1636. This region was then known as Pyaug. In 1690, residents gained permission to form a separate town, and Glastonbury came into existence in 1693. The community is believed to have been named after a town in England. Glastonbury was a major shipbuilding town in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Glastonbury and nearby Attractions

  • Museum-on-the-Green
  • Welles-Shipman-Ward House
  • Diamond Lake
  • South Glastonbury Historic District
  • Connecticut Audubon Center
  • Minnechaug Golf Course

Things To Do In Glastonbury

Glastonbury is the ideal destination for both sports enthusiasts and history buffs. The town's Minnechaug Golf Course and Neipsic Golf Course offer world-class facilities to golfers. There are a number of historical sites and museums near the town as well. The Museum on the Green, the Historical Society Building of Glastonbury and the South Glastonbury Library are all nearby. In addition, entertainment and shopping facilities are offered by the town's shopping malls. Food lovers can enjoy the orchards around Glastonbury that offer pick-your-own fruit and farm-to-table dinners. The chamber of commerce sponsors the Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival that attracted 23,000 attendees in 2017. The festival includes amusement rides, food vendors, crafters, many bands, the Angry Orchard Pub and a 5K road race.

Glastonbury Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport can be reached in a few minutes.

Glastonbury Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Manchester Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,677
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+17,449
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60.2%
Median Earnings25+$70,039
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,097

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,238
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,194
Median House Value$343,600

Ancestry

Irish21.7%
Italian20.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
English12.4%
Polish9.9%
French Except Basque6.2%
Canadian2.8%
Scottish2.6%
Russian2.4%
Swedish2.1%
Lithuanian1.9%
Greek1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Portuguese1.5%
Ukrainian1.2%
Hungarian1%
Dutch0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Arab0.4%
African0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Glastonbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6033
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.7
Approximate Longitude-72.6

Glastonbury 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
Distance2.6 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
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance12.5 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
StationSTORRS
Distance19.5 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

Glastonbury Public Libraries

East Glastonbury Public Library
1389 NEIPSIC RD.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 633-5637
Welles-turner Memorial Library
2407 MAIN ST.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 652-7719
South Glastonbury Public Library
80 HIGH ST.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
(860) 633-4793

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Glastonbury Public Schools

Gideon Welles School
1029 Neipsic Road
ZIP: 6033
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
Hopewell School
1050 Chestnut Hill Road
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Eastbury School
1389 Neipsic Road
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Prek-eastbury
1389 Neipsic Road
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 18
Links Transition
628 Hebron Avenue, Bldg.4
ZIP: 6033
High
Total Enrollment 17
East Hartford/glastonbury Magnet School
95 Oak Street
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Naubuc School
84 Griswold Street
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Alternate Program
216 Addison Road
ZIP: 6033
High
Total Enrollment 2
Pride-hebron Avenue
1363 Hebron Avenue
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 5
Glastonbury High School
330 Hubbard Street
ZIP: 6033
High
Total Enrollment 2038
Hebron Avenue School
1323 Hebron Avenue
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Smith Middle School
216 Addison Road
ZIP: 6033
Middle
Total Enrollment 1031
Buttonball Lane School
376 Buttonball Lane
ZIP: 6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Links Academy
628 Hebron Avenue
ZIP: 6033
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Prek-nayaug
222 Old Maids Lane
ZIP: 6073
Primary
Total Enrollment 20

Glastonbury Private Schools

Shirley Reaback Ecc
1079 Hebron Ave
ZIP: 6033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
The Goddard School
208 Eastern Blvd
ZIP: 6033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Kindercare Learning Center
30 Nutmeg Ln
ZIP: 6033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Our Childrens Place
30 Quarry Rd
ZIP: 6033
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
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