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Overview

Introduction to Torrington, Connecticut

Torrington, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 12 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 85 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is considered part of the Hartford metropolitan area.

Torrington History

Torrington was originally known as Wolcottville. The first European settler here was Ebenezer Lyman Jr., who came from Durham, Connecticut in 1735. Torrington was officially incorporated as a town in October of 1740. Industrial development was expedited after Frederick Wolcott built a woolen mill here in 1813. In 1923, Torrington was incorporated as a city.

Torrington and nearby Attractions

  • Artwell Gallery
  • Torrington Civic Symphony
  • Burr Pond State Park
  • Minetto State Park
  • Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum
  • Paugnut State Forest

Things To Do In Torrington

Torrington is nestled in a scenic countryside area. It is a flourishing cultural center with several tourist attractions. The Nutmeg Conservatory and Warner Theater organize performances and instructional classes throughout the year. The city also offers interesting shopping opportunities with its assorted mix of art houses, antique dealers and small specialty shops.

Torrington Transportation

Bradley International airport is nearby.

Torrington Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College, the University Of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,227
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+17,502
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,103
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,088
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,231

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,132
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$885
Median House Value$162,300

Ancestry

Italian21.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
Irish13.8%
German9.9%
English8.4%
Polish7.5%
French Except Basque6.8%
Canadian2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Hungarian1.9%
Lithuanian1.7%
Slovak1.5%
Russian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Lebanese0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Dutch0.6%
African0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Moroccan0.2%
Czech0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Torrington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Litchfield County
Standard Zip Codes6790, 6791
Company Zip Codes6792
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.83
Approximate Longitude-73.12

Torrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationNORFOLK 2 SW
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bantam829$87,813
Bristol60,437$76,991
Litchfield8,277$100,227
New Britain72,876$50,223
Waterbury109,211$48,822
Winsted7,535$57,390

Torrington Public Libraries

Torrington Library
12 DAYCOETON PLACE
Torrington, Connecticut
(860) 489-6684

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Torrington Hospitals

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
(Non-profit)
540 Litchfield St
(860) 496-6666

Torrington Public Schools

East School
215 Hogan Drive
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Forbes School
500 Migeon Avenue
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Migeon Academy
355 Migeon Ave
ZIP: 6790
High
Total Enrollment 12
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School
75 Oliver Street
ZIP: 6790
High
Total Enrollment 660
Pre-k East
215 Hogan Drive
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 20
Southwest School
340 Litchfield Street
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Torringford School
631 Torringford West Street
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Torrington High School
50 Major Besse Drive
ZIP: 6790
High
Total Enrollment 1003
Torrington Middle School
200 Middle School Road
ZIP: 6790
Middle
Total Enrollment 1012
Vogel-wetmore School
68 Church Street
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Vogel-wetmore/outreach Prek
68 Church St
ZIP: 6790
Primary
Total Enrollment 7

Torrington Private Schools

St Peter/st Francis School
360 Prospect St
ZIP: 6790
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
Torrington Christian Academy
387 New Harwinton Rd
ZIP: 6790
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
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