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Overview

Introduction to Storrs, Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 14 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut and 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with.

Storrs History

The community of Storrs is a part of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut, which was incorporated in October, 1702. The main campus of the University of Connecticut is located in Storrs. The university was founded in 1881 and was originally known as Storrs Agricultural School. Some of the notable residents of the area include Tim Page, the Pulitzer Prize winning music critic; Wendy O. Williams, the lead singer of Plasmatics; and Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer/ guitarist of Weezer.

Storrs and nearby Attractions

  • Nathan Hale Homestead Museum
  • Albert E. Moss Forest
  • William Benton Museum of Art
  • Mansfield Hollow State Park
  • Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
  • Six Flags New England

Things To Do In Storrs

Storrs has a large number of parks and playgrounds where one can spend your leisure hours. You can also visit the Homestead Museum of the legendary Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale. You can also enjoy the wildlife and wildflower sanctuary at the Albert E. Moss Forest. The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is also worth visiting and popular among children.

Storrs Transportation

Hartford - Brainard Airport is the nearest major airport.

Storrs Higher Education

University of Connecticut lies within the town. Eastern Connecticut State University, Springfield College and Western New England College also provide higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,059
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens4%
Employed Population 16+5,839
Age of the Population20

Families

% of people married3.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.3%
Median Earnings25+$50,114
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,058

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,024
% Above Poverty Level58.7%
% Below Poverty Level41.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work50.9%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$1,200
Median House Value$237,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
Italian14.6%
Irish13.5%
German7.7%
Polish6%
English5.2%
French Except Basque2.8%
Canadian1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Russian1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Portuguese1.1%
West Indian0.7%
African0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Storrs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tolland County
Standard Zip Codes6268
Company Zip Codes6269
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.8
Approximate Longitude-72.25

Storrs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSTORRS
Distance0.6 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
Distance5.3 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
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance23.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Danielson3,999$43,257
Hartford124,320$36,156
Norwich40,057$57,677
Willimantic17,339$38,232

Storrs Public Schools

Dorothy C. Goodwin School
321 Hunting Lodge Road
ZIP: 6268
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
E. O. Smith High School
1235 Storrs Road
ZIP: 6268
High
Total Enrollment 1152
Mansfield Middle School School
205 Spring Hill Road
ZIP: 6268
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
Pm Panthers
1235 Storrs Rd
ZIP: 6268
High
Total Enrollment 17
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