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Overview

Introduction to Tolland, Connecticut

Tolland, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 10 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut and 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area.

Tolland History

The area on which the present day town of Tolland stands was originally a part of the Town of Windsor. It was first settled in by people living in Windsor who felt that their town was becoming overcrowded. Tolland was given its name in 1715, most likely after the town of Tolland in Somerset, England. Tolland was officially incorporated in 1722.

Tolland and nearby Attractions

  • Tolland Jail Museum & Historical Society
  • Hicks-Stearns Museum
  • Benton Homestead
  • Tolland Green
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Skungamaug River Golf Club

Things To Do In Tolland

The Tolland Green Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tolland has a charming village atmosphere coupled with several interesting historical sites. The original Town Hall, which was built in the 19th century, has been turned into an arts center which is frequented by locals and tourists.

Tolland Transportation

Bradley International is the nearest major airport.

Tolland Higher Education

The University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, Western New England College and Springfield College are all in the area.

People

Total Population 14,935
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,030
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 64.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.3%
Median Earnings25+ $59,954
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $55,800
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,160

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,299
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,182
Median House Value $281,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 13.6%
Irish 21.1%

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

Tolland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06084
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.871
Longitude -72.369

Tolland 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 COVENTRY
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 7.9 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
Station MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Tolland Public Libraries

Library
Town Of Tolland Public Library
21 TOLLAND GREEN
Tolland, Connecticut
(860) 871-3620

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Tolland High Schools

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TOLLAND HIGH SCHOOL
1 EAGLE HILL RD.
860-870-6860
Serves 871 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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51 TOLLAND GREEN
860-870-7737
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