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Overview

Introduction to Winsted, Connecticut

Winsted is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area.

Winsted History

The town, formed at the confluence of the Mad River and Still River, witnessed its first settlement in 1756. The name Winsted is a combination of Winchester and Barkhansted. Winsted, which was one of the first mill towns in Connecticut, also serves as the business center for the towns of Winchester and Barkhamsted. Winsted and New Haven were centers for the production of mechanical clocks in 1900.

Winsted and nearby Attractions

  • Winchester Historical Society Museum
  • Canton Historical Museum
  • Black Rock State Park
  • Noah Webster House
  • Haystack Mountain State Park
  • Old State House

Things To Do In Winsted

The Winchester Historical Society Museum and Canton Historical Museum are popular destinations. Tourists coming during autumn can enjoy the Fall Festival. History buffs will find the Old State House and Noah Webster House while staying in the town. The area also has numerous parks like the Haystack Mountain State Park and the Black Rock State Park.

Winsted Transportation

Bradley International Airport is the closest major air transportation facility.

Winsted Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Westfield State College, the University of Hartford, and Naugatuck Valley Community College.

People

Total Population7,753
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+3,689
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,874
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$953
Median House Value$159,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.2%
US/American0%
English10.3%
Irish13.5%

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

Winsted Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLitchfield
Metro AreaHartford
Standard Zip Codes06063, 06098
P.O. Box Zip Codes06094
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.921
Longitude-73.06

Winsted 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
Distance5.4 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
StationNORFOLK 2 SW
Distance8.6 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
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pleasant Valley (06063)

Winchester Center (06094, 06098)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bantam842$94,167
Bristol60,554$73,927
Hartford124,795$34,628
Litchfield8,306$102,209
New Britain72,988$49,493
Torrington35,493$73,533

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

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Winsted High Schools

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NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
100 BATTISTONI DR.
860-379-8525
Serves 727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

THE GILBERT SCHOOL
200 WILLIAMS AVE.
860-379-8521
Serves 524 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

EXPLORATIONS
71 SPENCER STREET
860-738-9070
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

WINCHESTER ALTERNATE HIGH
79 GAY ST.
860-379-5921
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

HOMEBOUND
100 BATTISTONI DRIVE
860-379-1084
A Non-traditional School

HOMEBOUND
30 ELM STREET
860-379-0706
A Non-traditional School

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