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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,535
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+3,669
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,298
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,266

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,390
% Above Poverty Level80.4%
% Below Poverty Level19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$953
Median House Value$147,200

Ancestry

Italian23.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.8%
Irish13.7%
French Except Basque10.3%
English9.6%
German8.7%
Polish8%
Canadian4.5%
Brazilian2.6%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish1.9%
Hungarian1.9%
Ukrainian1.6%
West Indian1.6%
Arab1.1%
Swiss0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Turkish0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Jamaican0.3%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
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Winsted Almanac

CategoryValue
County Litchfield County
Standard Zip Codes6098, 6063
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.92
Approximate 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bantam829$87,813
Bristol60,437$76,991
Hartford124,320$36,156
Litchfield8,277$100,227
New Britain72,876$50,223
Torrington35,227$74,132

Winsted Public Schools

Aim
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
High
Total Enrollment 10
Batcheller - Bridges 1
201 Pratt Street
ZIP: 6098
Batcheller Early Education Center
201 Pratt Street
ZIP: 6098
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Explorations
71 Spencer Street
ZIP: 6098
High
Total Enrollment 88
Flex
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
Middle
Total Enrollment 8
Intensive Learning Program
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
Links
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Mary P. Hinsdale School
15 Hinsdale Avenue
ZIP: 6098
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Northwestern Regional High School
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
High
Total Enrollment 693
Northwestern Regional Middle School
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
Middle
Total Enrollment 332
Pearson Middle School
2 Wetmore Avenue
ZIP: 6098
Middle
Total Enrollment 149
Step
100 Battistoni Drive
ZIP: 6098
High
Total Enrollment 8
The Gilbert School
200 Williams Avenue
ZIP: 6098
High
Total Enrollment 552

Winsted Private Schools

St Anthony School
55 Oak St
ZIP: 6098
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
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