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Overview

Introduction to Newington, Connecticut

Newington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles NE of New Britain, Connecticut and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with.

Newington History

The history of Newington goes back more than 335 years, when it was a part of Wethersfield. Woodcutters from this town were sent to Newington in the 1600s to harvest timber. The area was favored by settlers as it had a level land that was rich with glacial deposits. The community was legally named Newington by the General Assembly in 1721. This name, according to some sources, meant the "new town in the meadow." It was officially incorporated as a town in 1871.

Newington and nearby Attractions

  • Kellogg-Eddy House and Museum
  • Jefferson House
  • Newington Plaza Shopping Center
  • Rockhole Brook
  • Newington Junction West Historic District

Things To Do In Newington

While in Newington, one can visit the Kellogg Eddy House and Museum and the Jefferson House Gerontology Resource Center. The Newington Plaza Shopping Center, the Newington Theater Plaza Shopping Center, the Northwood Shopping Plaza Shopping Center and Fenn Road Plaza Shopping Center are ideal destination for those who love to shop.

Newington Transportation

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

Newington Higher Education

Residents of Newington can enroll at Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College, the University of Hartford or Manchester Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,590
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+16,414
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.9%
Median Earnings25+$51,278
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,546
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,728

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,183
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$1,163
Median House Value$228,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
Italian20%
Polish16.1%
Irish15.1%
English7.8%
German7.4%
French Except Basque7.3%
Canadian4%
Portuguese3.5%
Swedish2.1%
Russian1.8%
Greek1.5%
Ukrainian1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
West Indian0.9%
US/American0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Newington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6111
P.O. Box Zip Codes6131
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.68
Approximate Longitude-72.73

Newington 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
Distance4.6 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)
Distance10.2 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
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance18.4 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

Newington Public Libraries

Lucy Robbins Welles Library
95 CEDAR ST.
Newington, Connecticut
(860) 665-8700

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Newington Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Newington Campus
(Government - Federal)
555 Willard Ave

Newington Public Schools

Anna Reynolds School
85 Reservoir Road
ZIP: 6111
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Elizabeth Green School
30 Thomas Street
ZIP: 6111
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
John Paterson School
120 Church Street
ZIP: 6111
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
John Wallace Middle School
71 Halleran Drive
ZIP: 6111
Middle
Total Enrollment 687
Martin Kellogg Middle School
155 Harding Avenue
ZIP: 6111
Middle
Total Enrollment 615
Newington High School
605 Willard Avenue
ZIP: 6111
High
Total Enrollment 1308
Ruth Chaffee School
160 Superior Avenue
ZIP: 6111
Primary
Total Enrollment 344

Newington Private Schools

Emmanuel Christian Academy
569 Maple Hill Ave
ZIP: 6111
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 114
Southfield Children's Center
84 Faith Rd
ZIP: 6111
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Mary School
652 Willard Ave
ZIP: 6111
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
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