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Overview

Introduction to Windsor, Connecticut

Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 6 miles N of Hartford, Connecticut and 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area.

Windsor History

The first European settler in this area was William Holmes, who came with a small group of settlers and established a trading post in September of 1633. The area was called Matianuck by the Native Americans. It was renamed Dorchester by Reverend Warham after he arrived with over 60 people in 1635. The present name was given to this area by General Court in 1637, after Windsor in England.

Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Broad Street Green Historic District
  • Farmington River Railroad Bridge
  • Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum
  • Strawberry Hills Park
  • Tradition Golf Club
  • Huntington House Museum

Things To Do In Windsor

The Windsor Meadows State Park is a pleasant park, which runs along the shores of the Connecticut River. There are several other parks in the town with amenities like sports fields, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pools and ponds as well. The town also has a golf course, nature center, a petting zoo and nature trails. One can also go kayaking and canoeing on the Farmington River.

Windsor Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Windsor Higher Education

Manchester Community College, the University Of Hartford and Trinity College are nearby institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,034
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+15,424
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,207
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,570

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,544
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,163
Median House Value$217,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.7%
West Indian15.8%
Irish13.2%
Jamaican11.9%
Italian9.9%
English7.8%
Polish7.1%
German6.1%
French Except Basque3.8%
Canadian2.7%
African1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Russian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Portuguese1%
Nigerian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Guyanese0.7%
Barbadian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
British0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Windsor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6095
Company Zip Codes6006
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.85
Approximate Longitude-72.65

Windsor 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 BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance5.9 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
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance19.2 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
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance21.3 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

Windsor Public Libraries

Windsor Public Library
323 BROAD ST.
Windsor, Connecticut
(860) 285-1910

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Windsor Public Schools

Clover Street School
57 Clover Street
ZIP: 6095
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Integrated Program Models
601 River Street
ZIP: 6095
Other
Total Enrollment 4
John F. Kennedy School
530 Park Avenue
ZIP: 6095
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Medical Professions And Teacher Preparation Academy
10 Univac Lane
ZIP: 6095
Other
Total Enrollment 529
Oliver Ellsworth School
730 Kennedy Road
ZIP: 6095
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Poquonock Elementary School
1760 Poquonock Avenue
ZIP: 6095
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
River Street School
601 River Street
ZIP: 6095
Other
Total Enrollment 151
Sage Park Middle School
25 Sage Park Road
ZIP: 6095
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Soundbridge @ Museum Academy
10 Univac Lane, 10 Targeting
ZIP: 6095
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Windsor High School
50 Sage Park Road
ZIP: 6095
High
Total Enrollment 1116

Windsor Private Schools

Madina Academy
519 Palisado Ave
ZIP: 6095
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
Praise Power & Prayer Christian School
209 Kennedy Rd
ZIP: 6095
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
St Gabriel School
77 Bloomfield Ave
ZIP: 6095
Elementary
Total Enrollment 210
Trinity Christian School
180 Park Ave
ZIP: 6095
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
Windsor Montessori School
114 Palisado Ave
ZIP: 6095
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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