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Overview

Introduction to Somers, Connecticut

Somers, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 10 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts and 75 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area.

Somers History

The modern day town of Somers was initially a part of Enfield, Massachusetts. At that time, the area was known as East Enfield. It was first settled in by Benjamin Jones in 1706. Edward Kibbe, Timothy Roote, John McGregory and James Pease were some of the other early settlers in the area. Somers was officially incorporated as a town in 1734. It was named after Lord John Somers of England. The area was annexed to Connecticut in 1749.

Somers and nearby Attractions

  • Shenipsit State Forest
  • Somers Mountain Indian Museum
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • Six Flags New England
  • Somers Historical Museum
  • Nellie McKnight Museum

Things To Do In Somers

During your stay in Somers, you can visit the James F. King Indian Museum, the Somers Mountain Museum and the Somers Historical Museum to learn about the history of the town. Leisure time can also be spent at the Field Road Park. The town also has a skate park. The Shady Lake and Hurds Lake offer facilities for fishing and boating. The Town of Somers also organizes a number of recreational activities and programs all throughout the year.

Somers Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport.

Somers Higher Education

Western New England College, Springfield Technical Community College and Springfield College are some of the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,809
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens24.9%
Employed Population 16+793
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$52,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,719

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,750
% Above Poverty Level88.4%
% Below Poverty Level11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$908
Median House Value$241,400

Ancestry

Irish23.2%
Italian17.7%
English15.6%
French Except Basque14.9%
Polish14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8%
German7.6%
Canadian5.6%
Swedish2.8%
Russian2.5%
Greek2.5%
West Indian1.3%
Bulgarian1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Lithuanian1.1%
Haitian0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Bahamian0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
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Somers Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tolland County
Standard Zip Codes6071
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.98
Approximate Longitude-72.45

Somers 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 BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance12.7 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
StationSTORRS
Distance16.3 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
StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance20.3 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

Somers Public Libraries

Somers Public Library
2 VISION BOULEVARD
Somers, Connecticut
(860) 763-3501

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Somers Public Schools

Mabelle B. Avery Middle School
Ninth District Road
ZIP: 6071
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Northern Correctional Institution
287 Bilton Road
ZIP: 6071
High
Total Enrollment 11
Osborn Correctional Institution
100 Bilton Road Box 100
ZIP: 6071
High
Total Enrollment 6
Somers Elementary School
Ninth District Road
ZIP: 6071
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Somers High School
Ninth District Road
ZIP: 6071
High
Total Enrollment 474
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