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Wethersfield, Connecticut

  •   State: 
    Hartford County
      County FIPS: 
    41°42′51″N 72°39′09″W
      Area total: 
    13.1 sq mi (34.0 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.3 sq mi (31.9 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)
    43 ft (13 m)
    1634; Settled October 1634; Incorporated February 21, 1637
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,100 residents per square mile of area (800/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Many records from colonial times spell the name "Weathersfield" and "Wythersfield," while Native Americans called it Pyquag. The neighborhood known as Old Wethersfield is the state's largest historic district, spanning 2 sq mi (5.2 km²) and containing 1,100 buildings, dating to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. In May 1781, at the Webb House on Main Street, General George Washington and French Lt. Gen. Rochambeau planned the Siege of Yorktown. The town was "for a century at least, the centre of the onion trade in New England", during the late 1700s and early to middle 1800s. It was home to William G. Comstock, a well-known 19th-century gardening expert and author of the era's most prominent gardening book, Order of Spring Work. In 1820, Comstock founded what would become Com stock, Ferre & Company, America's oldest continuously operating seed company. A meteorite fell on the town on November 8, 1982, the second meteorite to fall in the span of 11 years. The 1971 meteorite was sold to the Smithsonian, as well as the 1982 meteorite as part of a collection at the Yale Peabody Museum. It had crashed through the roof of a house without injuring the occupants, as had been the case with the first meteorite in the 1970s and 1980s. Its population was 27,298 at the time of the 2020 census.


Wethersfield is the primary city name, but also Hartford are acceptable city names or spellings, Hfd, Htfd, Weathersfield, Weth, Wethersfld on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Wethersfield, Connecticut. Wethersfield was founded in 1634 by a Puritan settlement party of "10 Men" The town was named by colonists for a village in the English county of Essex. In 1637, it was incorporated as a town along with Windsor and Hartford. In May 1781, at the Webb House on Main Street, General George Washington and French Lt. Gen. Rochambeau planned the Siege of Yorktown. Silas Deane, envoy to France during the American Revolutionary War, lived in the town. In 1820, William G. Comstock founded what would become Comstock, Ferre & Company, America's oldest continuously operating seed company. A meteorite fell on the town on November 8, 1982. It was the second meteorite to fall in the area in the span of 11 years. It crashed through the roof of a house without injuring the occupants, as had been the case with the first meteorite as well. The 1971 meteorite was sold to the Smithsonian, and the 1982 Meteorite was taken up as part of a collection at the Yale Peabody Museum. The town is represented by one of the three grapevines on the Flag of Connecticut, signifying the state's three oldest English settlements. It is one of only two towns in the United States to have a fire department chartered in the 1800s, the other being New York City. Wethersfeld was "for a century at least, the centre of the onion trade in New England", during the late 1700s and early to middle 1800s.


As of the 2000 census, there were 26,268 people, 11,214 households, and 7,412 families residing in the town. The town population was distributed with 20.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25. 1% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The racial makeup of the town was 93.19% White, 2.09% Black or African American, 1.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander,1.82% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.19%. The median income for a household was $53,289, and $68,154 for a family. Males had a median income of $43,998 versus $37,443 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,930. About 2.4% of families and 4.4%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 3. 8% of those under age 18 and 5.5. of those age 65 or over. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females, there are 86.6 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there there are 82.4 males.


Wethersfield is the site of several State of Connecticut agencies. The town has over 150 member institutions and hosts community events throughout the year. It is located near the state capital at Hartford, Connecticut. It has a population of around 2,000 people. In 2013, the town's economy was estimated to be worth $1.2 billion. In 2014, the economy was expected to grow to $2.4 billion. The economy is expected to continue to grow in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, the unemployment rate was at 3.7%. In 2016, it was 3.9%. In 2017, the employment rate was 4.1%. In 2018, it is projected to be 4.2%. In 2011, the population was 2,071. In 2012, the economic growth rate was 2.4%. In 2013 and 2014, it will be 3.0%. In 2014 and 2015, there will be a growth rate of 2.7 percent. In 2016 and 2017, there is a growth of 1.8 percent. The unemployment rate is 3.1 percent. in 2014 and 1.9 percent in 2015. In 2006 and 2007, there were a total of 2,788 jobs. in the town. In 2008 and 2009, the number of jobs was 1,838. In 2010 and 2011, there are 1,902. The number of businesses in the city is 2,903. In 2011 and 2012, there have been 2,038.

Arts and culture

Three buildings in Wethersfield are designated as historic landmarks by the National Register of Historic Places. In 1970, the district bounded by Hartford, the railroad tracks, I-91 and Rocky Hill, was added to the National register. This is the largest historic district in Connecticut, with two square miles containing 1,100 buildings, many dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The historic First Church of Christ is the home of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival USA. The Wether'sfield Historical Society sponsors free outdoor concerts throughout the summer. The town is home to a high school, a skate park, a nature center, and a sports center. It is also the site of the Connecticut State Museum, home to the Connecticut Museum of History and Art. The city is located on the Connecticut Turnpike, which runs from New Haven to Hartford, and the Connecticut River, which flows through the town. It also has a number of parks and trails, including a cemetery and a park withvernal pools and walking trails. In the summer, the town hosts free concerts at the First Church, which is also home to an outdoor concert series called "The First Church Concerts" The town also has its own high school and sports center, the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center, which was built in the early 1990s. It was the first high school in the state to be built on the town's turnpike site, and it is the only high school to have its own sports complex.


The Old Wethersfield 5K & 10K is an annual road race. The event is put on by the Hartford Marathon Foundation and typically takes place at the end of August. The 2017 edition of the 10K was the state championship race for the USATF Connecticut Grand Prix Series as well as the final event of the HMF 10K Challenge Series. Both races begin and end at Cove Park on Hartford Avenue. The race is one of the largest road races in the state, with more than 10,000 runners taking part in it each year. It is also the final race in the HFM 10k Challenge Series, which is run by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. The 5K and 10K races take place in the Old Withersfield section of the town. The 10K race takes place in a different part of town each year, with the 5K taking place on the East Side and the 10k on the West Side. The races are held on the same day as the Connecticut State Marathon, which takes place on August 31. The marathon is held in New Haven, Connecticut and is the largest marathon in the U.S. in terms of distance. It has been running for more than 30 years and is held every year on the first Sunday in August. It's also the last race of the season for the marathon runners in the city. It was the first event in the series to be held on August 1, 2008.


The Wethersfield public school system encompasses high school, middle school, and elementary schools. The Corpus Christi School is a Catholic school of approximately 400 students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The CREC Discovery Academy is a magnet school designed with a focus on STEM education. It was one of only fifty private schools named as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education, in the category of "Exemplary High Performing" The school was named by the Secretary of education as a "Blue Ribbon School of the Year" in the 2012-13 school year. The school is located in the town's central business district. The town is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Connecticut, Boston University, and Boston College. It is also the home of the Wether'sfield Museum of Art, which was founded in 1881. The museum is located on the former site of the former town hall and is open to the public for special events, such as weddings and funerals, as well as other museum-related events. The city also has its own zoo, which opened in the early 1900s. The zoo is now a popular tourist attraction, especially for families with young children. It also has a museum for the history of the town, which dates back to the 18th century. The Wether’sfield Museum is located at the center of the city, and was built in the 19th century as a tourist attraction.

Infrastructure and services

Wethersfield was once connected to Hartford by streetcar and by passenger service on the Valley Railroad. The town has the oldest volunteer fire company in Connecticut, and in New England. The U.S. Post Office is a fully trained United States Passport acceptance facility. The Town zip code is 06109 and the town has three volunteer fire stations. The year 2003 marked the formal 200th Anniversary of the Wethersfeld Volunteer Fire Department. Wether'sfield is served by route numbers 43, 47, 53, 55, 61, and 91. The city is home to the Connecticut Department of Transportation-owned bus service CT Transit, which operates routes throughout the New Haven, Stamford, Hartford and other metro areas. The police department maintains a Marine Patrol Unit, a Special Response Dive Team, and a DARE youth drug awareness program, among other programs. The mayor of Hartford is the mayor of Wether’sfield, the town's mayor is the former mayor of the town of Hartford, and the current mayor is Mark O’Mara, a former Hartford mayor of Stamford, Connecticut. The village has a population of 4,000 people. The population of Hartford was 5,000 in the year 2000. The current mayor of Connecticut is Dannel Malloy, who served as mayor from 2000 to 2007. The community has an estimated population of 6,000. The average income in the town is $50,000, the lowest of any town in the state. It has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut = 17.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 11. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Wethersfield = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 27,298 individuals with a median age of 46.5 age the population dropped by -2.54% in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,100 residents per square mile of area (800/km²). There are average 2.28 people per household in the 11,095 households with an average household income of $65,836 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.00% of the available work force and has dropped -3.69% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.62%. The number of physicians in Wethersfield per 100,000 population = 291.3.


The annual rainfall in Wethersfield = 42.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 31.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 118. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 190. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut which are owned by the occupant = 76.10%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 47 years with median home cost = $217,600 and home appreciation of -10.81%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,746 per student. There are 15.7 students for each teacher in the school, 342 students for each Librarian and 518 students for each Counselor. 6.27% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.10% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.27% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Wethersfield's population in Hartford County, Connecticut of 2,637 residents in 1900 has increased 10,35-fold to 27,298 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.15% female residents and 46.85% male residents live in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

    As of 2020 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut are married and the remaining 40.55% are single population.

  • 20.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Wethersfield require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.80% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.39% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.66% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.64% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, 76.10% are owner-occupied homes, another 21.59% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.31% are vacant.

  • The 54.99% of the population in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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