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Overview

Introduction to Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 7 miles S of Hartford, Connecticut and 94 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Hartford metro area.

Rocky Hill History

The area now known as Rocky Hill was originally settled in by Europeans in 1650. At that time, it was a part of Wethersfield. In 1722, the area became known as Stepney Parish. Rocky Hill was officially incorporated as a town in May of 1843. In 1844, Roderick Grimes became the first Rocky Hill representative to be sent to the state legislature.

Rocky Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Dinosaur State Park
  • Academy Hall Museum
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Webb Deane - Stevens Museum
  • Kidcity Children's Museum

Things To Do In Rocky Hill

There are several parks and playgrounds in Rocky Hill. These include Shipyard Park, Center Green, Hoyle Memorial Field, Flanagan Field, Elm Ridge Park and Ferry Park. The town is also home to the Dinosaur State Park, which is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. You can also visit the Liberty Bell Museum, the Rocky Hill Historical Society Museum and the Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry from Rocky Hill.

Rocky Hill Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport is nearby.

Rocky Hill Higher Education

Trinity College, Central Connecticut State University and Wesleyan University are close to the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,920
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+10,365
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.4%
Median Earnings25+$56,903
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,936

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,319
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,304
Median House Value$254,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
Italian21.6%
Irish14.5%
Polish9.9%
German6.7%
English6.6%
French Except Basque4.7%
Swedish3%
Portuguese2.6%
Russian2.1%
Albanian2%
Canadian2%
Scottish1.8%
Ukrainian1.7%
Greek1.2%
Arab1.1%
West Indian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Czech0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
US/American0.1%
African0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Rocky Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6067
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.66
Approximate Longitude-72.63

Rocky Hill 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
Distance4.8 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)
Distance8.9 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
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance18.7 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

Rocky Hill Public Libraries

Cora J. Belden Library
33 CHURCH ST.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
(860) 258-7621

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Rocky Hill Public Schools

Academy Of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary
525 Brook Street
ZIP: 6067
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Albert D. Griswold Middle School
144 Bailey Road
ZIP: 6067
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
Myrtle H. Stevens School
322 Orchard Street
ZIP: 6067
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Rocky Hill High School
50 Chapin Avenue
ZIP: 6067
High
Total Enrollment 697
Soundbridge @ Academy Of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary
525 Brook Street
ZIP: 6067
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
West Hill School
95 Cronin Drive
ZIP: 6067
Primary
Total Enrollment 661

Rocky Hill Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
303 Cromwell Ave
ZIP: 6067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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