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Overview

Introduction to Suffield, Connecticut

Suffield, Connecticut is 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts and 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Hartford county.

Suffield History

The area now known as Suffield was once named Southfield. It was originally incorporated on May 20, 1674. At that time, it was a part of Massachusetts. The town of Suffield was annexed by Connecticut in 1749 and was reincorporated in March 1682.

Suffield and nearby Attractions

  • King House Museum
  • International Skating Center of Connecticut
  • Hatheway House
  • Six Flags New England
  • Zoo in Forest Park
  • Amelia Park Children's Museum

Things To Do In Suffield

The Brazin Bruce Park, Suffield Historic District, Hastings Hill Historic District, the Lewis Farm Bird Sanctuary, Stony Brook Park and Christian Field are all popular recreational spots in Suffield. You can enjoy shopping at the Suffield Village Shopping Center.

Suffield Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Suffield Higher Education

Springfield Technical Community College, Manchester Community College and Springfield College are some of the nearest colleges.

People

Total Population 15,657
Male Share of the Population 56.1%
Female Share of the Population 43.9%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,908
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,778
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,219
Median House Value $301,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.7%
Irish 21.6%

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

Suffield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06078, 06093
Company Zip Codes 06080
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.981
Longitude -72.651

Suffield 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 HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station BAKERSVILLE
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Suffield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Suffield (06093)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Suffield Public Libraries

Library
Kent Memorial Library
50 NORTH MAIN ST.
Suffield, Connecticut
(860) 668-3896
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Suffield High Schools

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SUFFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
350 MOUNTAIN RD.
860-668-3810
Serves 793 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

MACDOUGALL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
1153 EAST ST. SOUTH
860-627-2127
A Non-traditional School
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3

HOMEBOUND
350 MOUNTAIN ROAD
860-668-3800
A Non-traditional School

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