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Overview

Introduction to Plainville, Connecticut

Plainville, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles W of New Britain, Connecticut and 87 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Plainville is home to some 17,328 residents.

Plainville History

Initially, Plainville was a part of Farmington and was known as the Great Plain. It was separated and incorporated as a town in 1869. The community was so named because of its level terrain. Agriculture and the manufacturing of tin and japanned ware were the primary occupations of the people in the town of Plainville.

Plainville and nearby Attractions

  • Plainville Historic Center
  • New Britain Museum of American Art
  • Old State House
  • Paderewski Pond
  • Olde Canal Square Plaza Shopping Center
  • Tomasso Nature Park

Things To Do In Plainville

Plainville provides easy access to numerous historic sites and museums. The American Clock & Watch Museum, Barnes Museum, Day-Lewis Museum, the New Britain Industrial Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art and the New Britain Youth Museum showcase some interesting exhibits on the local history and culture. One can also visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Mark Twain House, the Old State House and the Connecticut State Capitol from Plainville. In addition, the town's lakes and reservoirs offer opportunities to indulge in a variety of water sports and other recreational activities.

Plainville Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Plainville Higher Education

Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford are nearby.

People

Total Population 17,791
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,355
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $43,537
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,687
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,528

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,083
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $977
Median House Value $199,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.1%
Irish 16.3%

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

Plainville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of New Britain, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06062
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.674
Longitude -72.858

Plainville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BURLINGTON
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 11.3 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
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Plainville Public Libraries

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Plainville Public Library
56 EAST MAIN ST.
Plainville, Connecticut
(860) 793-1446
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Plainville High Schools

PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
47 ROBERT HOLCOMB WAY
860-793-3220
Serves 821 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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