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Overview

Introduction to West Hartford, Connecticut

West Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 95 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area.

West Hartford History

West Hartford was originally created in 1672. In 1711, it was granted parish privileges and was named the Parish of Hartford. It was officially incorporated as the Town of Hartford in 1854. It was a rural town for many years, but Hartford's population grew substantially after suburban living became popular.

West Hartford and nearby Attractions

  • Science Center of Connecticut
  • Noah Webster House and Museum
  • Talcott Mountain Reservoir
  • Westmoor Park
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Rockledge Golf Club

Things To Do In West Hartford

The area offers satisfying shopping and dining opportunities, and is also home to some historical sites. The Elizabeth Park lies towards the east and has beautiful gardens. The area around MDC reservoirs has some excellent hiking trails as well.

West Hartford Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

West Hartford Higher Education

The University Of Hartford, The University Of Connecticut-Tri-Campus, Saint Joseph College and Fox Institute Of Business are some of the local institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population63,187
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+32,189
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.7%
Median Earnings25+$57,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,273

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,730
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,236
Median House Value$318,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.3%
Irish19.3%
Italian13%
German10%
English8.9%
Polish7.3%
Russian4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Canadian2.6%
Portuguese1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.7%
West Indian1.5%
African1.4%
Ukrainian1.3%
Jamaican1%
Greek1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Slovak0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Brazilian0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Somali0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Albanian0.1%
British0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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West Hartford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6107, 6110, 6117, 6119
P.O. Box Zip Codes6127, 6133, 6137
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.75
Approximate Longitude-72.74

West Hartford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance12.2 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
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

West Hartford Public Libraries

West Hartford Public Library
20 SOUTH MAIN ST.
West Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 561-6950

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West Hartford Hospitals

Hospital At Hebrew Health Care
(Non-profit)
1 Abrahms Boulevard
(860) 523-3800

West Hartford Public Schools

Braeburn Learning Center
45 Braeburn Rd
ZIP: 6107
Primary
Total Enrollment 4
Braeburn School
45 Braeburn Road
ZIP: 6107
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Conard High School
110 Beechwood Road
ZIP: 6107
High
Total Enrollment 1493
Duffy School
95 Westminster Street
ZIP: 6107
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Reach
110 Beechwood Rd
ZIP: 6107
High
Total Enrollment 31
Sedgwick Middle School
128 Sedgwick Road
ZIP: 6107
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Charter Oak International Academy
425 Oakwood Avenue
ZIP: 6110
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Wolcott Learning Center
71 Wolcott Rd
ZIP: 6110
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Wolcott School
71 Wolcott Road
ZIP: 6110
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Achieve
11 Wampanoag Drive
ZIP: 6117
High
Total Enrollment 9
Aiken School
212 King Philip Drive
ZIP: 6117
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Bugbee School
1943 Asylum Avenue
ZIP: 6117
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Hall High School
975 North Main Street
ZIP: 6117
High
Total Enrollment 1437
King Philip Middle School
100 King Philip Drive
ZIP: 6117
Middle
Total Enrollment 931
Norfeldt Learning Center
35 Barksdale Rd
ZIP: 6117
Primary
Total Enrollment 3
Norfeldt School
35 Barksdale Road
ZIP: 6117
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Strive
11 Wampanoag Drive
ZIP: 6117
High
Total Enrollment 33
University Of Hartford Magnet School
196 Bloomfield Avenue
ZIP: 6117
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Waave (w Hartford Applied Academic/voc'l Experience)
11 Wampanoag Drive
ZIP: 6117
High
Total Enrollment 10
Webster Hill School
125 Webster Hill Boulevard
ZIP: 6117
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Bristow Middle School
34 Highland Street
ZIP: 6119
Middle
Total Enrollment 421
Morley School
77 Bretton Road
ZIP: 6119
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Smith School
64 Saint James Street
ZIP: 6119
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Whiting Lane Learning Center
47 Whiting Lane
ZIP: 6119
Primary
Total Enrollment 7
Whiting Lane School
47 Whiting Lane
ZIP: 6119
Primary
Total Enrollment 482

West Hartford Private Schools

American School For The Deaf
139 N Main St
ZIP: 6107
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 158
Ben Bronz Academy
139 N Main St Boatner Bldg
ZIP: 6107
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
Hartford Christian Academy
155 Mountain Rd
ZIP: 6107
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Montessori School Greater Hartford
141 N Main St
ZIP: 6107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 70
Solomon Schechter Day School
26 Buena Vista Rd
ZIP: 6107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
St Brigid School
100 Mayflower St
ZIP: 6110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
Gengras Center/st Joseph College
1678 Asylum Ave
ZIP: 6117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 117
Hebrew High School Of New England
300 Bloomfield Ave
ZIP: 6117
Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
Intensive Education Academy In
840 N Main St
ZIP: 6117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Northwest Catholic High School
29 Wampanoag Dr
ZIP: 6117
Secondary
Total Enrollment 643
St Timothy Middle School
225 King Philip Dr
ZIP: 6117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
Kingswood-oxford School
170 Kingswood Rd
ZIP: 6119
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 496
St Thomas The Apostle
25 Dover Rd
ZIP: 6119
Elementary
Total Enrollment 189
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