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Overview

Introduction to Stafford, Connecticut

Stafford, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 17 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts and 68 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area.

Stafford History

Stafford was originally a rural agricultural community. Later on, industries flourished in this area due to the easy availability of water power. The first railroad entered the town in the mid-1800s and enabled Stafford to connect with the rest of New England. The town also had a trolley connection to Rockville, Connecticut. A number of factories in Stafford manufactured cannonballs and other war supplies during the Civil War.

Stafford and nearby Attractions

  • Shenipsit State Forest
  • Stafford Historical Society Museum
  • Staffordville Lake
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • Holland Pond Recreation Area
  • Six Flags New England

Things To Do In Stafford

While staying in Stafford, you can plan a family day trip to the Bigelow Hollow State Park. You can also spend your leisure hours at the Sandy Beach on Crystal Lake. In addition, the town has several ball fields, tennis courts and soccer fields. The Zoo in Forest Park and Six Flags New England are also nearby. Apart from these, the recreation department of Stafford organizes a number of events and programs throughout the year.

Stafford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport.

Stafford Higher Education

The University of Connecticut, Springfield College and Western New England College offer facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,906
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+6,118
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.7%
Median Earnings25+$43,279
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,976

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,805
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$960
Median House Value$193,400

Ancestry

Irish20%
English16%
Italian15.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
French Except Basque14.3%
German10.3%
Polish7.9%
Canadian7.2%
Scottish2.4%
Swedish2.2%
Lithuanian1.9%
Dutch0.8%
Czech0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
South African0.1%
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Stafford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tolland County
P.O. Box Zip Codes6075
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.98
Approximate Longitude-72.28

Stafford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationSTORRS
Distance12.9 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
StationMANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
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