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  •   State: 
    Hartford County
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    41°43′40″N 72°50′25″W
      Area total: 
    28.8 sq mi (74.5 km²)
      Area land: 
    28.0 sq mi (72.6 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.8 sq mi (2.0 km²)
    161 ft (49 m)
    1640; Settled June 1640; Incorporated December 1645 Consolidated 1947 Communities Farmington Bensted Corner East Farmington Heights Farmington Station Oakland Gardens River Glen Unionville
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    930 residents per square mile of area (360/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Farmington is a town in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of central Connecticut in the United States. The population was 26,712 at the 2020 census. It sits 10 miles west of Hartford at the hub of major I-84 interchanges, 20 miles south of Bradley International Airport and two hours by car from New York City and Boston. It is home to the world headquarters of several large corporations including Otis Elevator Company and Carvel. Farmington has been called the "mother of towns" because its vast area was divided to produce nine other central Connecticut communities. The majority of Farmington residents were abolitionists and were active in aiding escaped slaves. The town became known as "Grand Central Station" among escaped slaves and their "guides". Farmington played an important role in the famous Amistad trial. In 1841, 38 Mende Africans and Cinqué, the leader of the revolt on a slave ship, were housed and educated in Farmington after the U.S. government refused to provide for their return to Africa following the trial. The Metacomet Ridge range of low mountain ridges, occupies the east side of the town. The Farmington River runs through the town and flows towards Avon, a 100-mile (160 km-mile) long mountain range of trackprockets. The borough of Unionville, in the northwest corner, was once home to many factories harnessing the water power of the farmington River. In the 2010 census, there were 25,340 people, 9,496 households.


The town of Farmington, Connecticut, was established in 1640. It was named after the Farmington River, which runs through the center of the town. The town played an important role in the Amistad trial in 1841. It is the oldest town in the state, and one of the oldest towns in the United States. It has been called the "mother of towns" because of its vast area of land. The area was once home to many factories harnessing the power of the River. The River is now a popular tourist attraction, especially in the summer months when the river is at its highest. It also has a number of historic homes, some of which date back to the 17th century. The Farmington Canal was built between 1828 and 1848 to connect the town with Northampton, Massachusetts. The canal's right of way and towpath were eventually used for a multi-use trail, which is still in use today. It runs along the south side of the river, near the town's historic homes. The river is also used as a tourist attraction in the city of New Haven, where it is known as the "Farmington River Trail" The town's name comes from the word "farm" which means "to farm" or "to grow" in English. The word "farms" means "farmers" and "fishermen" in the local dialect. The name "farmington" is a reference to the area's rich history of farming.


After its founding, Farmington gave up territory to form Southington (1779), Bristol (1785), Avon (1830), Plainville (1869), and parts of Berlin (1785) and Bloomfield (1835) Farmington is mostly wooded, but there are also meadows and hills in the east and southeast. The Farmington River runs through the town from the northwest from Burlington, enters Unionville, then takes a sharp turn near Farmington Center and flows north towards Avon. The Metacomet Ridge, a 100-mile (160 km) range of low traprock mountain ridges, occupies the east side of Farmington as Pinnacle Rock, Rattlesnake Mountain,Farmington Mountain, and Talcott Mountain. Farmington presently borders the towns of Avon, Burlington, Newington, West Hartford, and Plainville, and the cities of New Britain and Bristol. The town has a total area of 28.8 square miles (74.5 km²), of which 28.0 square mile (72.6 km²) is land and 0.77 squaremile (2.0 km², or 2.65% is water. It has a population of 2,788. It is located at the junction of the Connecticut Turnpike and the Merrimack River, which runs north-south through the center of the town. It also has a number of lakes and ponds, including several ponds and lakes.


As of the census of 2010, there were 25,340 people, 9,496 households, and 6,333 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 85.92% White, 2.21% African American, 0.04% Native American, 9.59% Asian and 0.49% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.98% of the population. The median household income was $94,606 and the per capita income for the town is $56,571. About 3.1% of families and 5.8% of residents were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 6.3% ofThose age 65 or over. The town is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has been involved in the construction of the Fort McHenry National Cemetery since the 1950s. It is also the site of the National Park Service, which was established in the early 1900s to protect the area from the encroaching encroachment of the Great Lakes. The U.N. World Heritage Site, which dates back to the 17th century, is located in the center of the city. It has been home to a number of notable people, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln's son, George W. Bush. The site is also known as the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln and his grandson, George H.W. Lincoln.

Government and politics

Government and politics is a big part of the U.S. economy. The economy is responsible for more than one-third of the nation's GDP. The United States is the second largest economy in the world. The U.N. is the world's largest economy, with a GDP of more than $1.2 trillion. It is the largest economy outside of the United States. It's also the second-largest economy in Europe, after Germany. It has the highest per-capita GDP in the European Union, followed by the United Kingdom. In U.K. it is the third largest economy after Germany and France. It also has the third-highest unemployment rate, according to the Pew Research Center. The country's economy is one of the largest in the developed world, with an annual growth rate of 0.7 per cent. The unemployment rate is the highest in the United Nations' history, at 0.9 per cent, and it's the second highest in Europe after the UK. The national economy is the biggest in the EU, with 1.4 million jobs, up from 1.2 million in 2000. The nation's economy has the largest GDP growth rate, up 0.8 per cent from 2000 to 2007. It’s also the fastest-growing in the Western world, ahead of Germany and the UK, at 1.7 million jobs. The number of jobs is up from 0.3 million to 0.6 million in the past three years.


Farmington is home to a significant and growing number of corporations. Fortune 500 industrial conglomerate United Technologies is headquartered on Farm Springs Road. Carvel, ConnectiCare, Farmington Displays, and Horizon Technology Finance, all maintain corporate headquarters in Farmington. The Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, is building a new facility on the grounds of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The project is part of BioScience Connecticut, an initiative designed to launch Connecticut into the forefront of biomedical research. A growing collection of doctor's offices and medical practices is concentrated in the vicinity of the university. The town is unique in that more people work within the town lines than actually live there, a characteristic atypical of a traditional suburb. The American Red Cross, Bank of America, McKesson, Stanley Black & Decker and TRUMPF Inc. are all prominent employers in the town. The Town of Farmington has a population of around 2,000 people, according to the town's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It is located in the eastern part of the state, just south of the town of New Haven. It was once the site of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is now based in New Haven, Connecticut. It has been the home of the Farmington Police Department, which was founded in 1872. It's also the home to Farmington High School, which opened in 1875. It now has a high school, which has a senior center, a bowling alley, a pool, and a fitness center.

Arts and culture

Hill-Stead Museum holds a collection of Impressionist paintings by such masters as Manet, Monet, Whistler, Degas and Cassatt. The estate, completed in 1901 and designed for Alfred Atmore Pope by his daughter Theodate Pope Riddle, is known for its Colonial Revival architecture. It is the site of the annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and is a National Historic Landmark. The Farmington Historic District includes Porter and Mountain Rds., Main and Garden Sts., Hatter's and Hillstead Lanes, and Farmington Ave. The West End Library is located at 15 School St., Unionville. The Town of Unionville is home to the New Britain Historical Society, which was established in 1872. The town is located on the shores of the Pequabuck River, which is a tributary of the Connecticut River. It has a population of about 2,000, the majority of whom live in the town of Farmington. It also has a number of other historic sites, including the Stanley-Whitman House, the First Church of Christ, and the George Cowles House, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Farmington's seven public schools rank among the top in the state and nationally. Miss Porter's School, a private college preparatory school for girls, is located in Farmington's Historic District. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Princess Anastasia of Greece & Denmark, Lee Bouvier Radziwill, Lilly Pulitzer and members of the Bush, Vanderbilt, and Rockefeller families are famous alumni of the school. Farmington High School was ranked 125 on Newsweek magazine's list of the best schools in the U.S. in 2005, 2006 ir was ranked 269,and in 2007, 298. Tunxis Community College is in the southwest part of the town. The town is home to the New Hampshire Museum of Natural History, which was founded in 1843. The museum is located on the corner of Main Street and Main Avenue. It is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends from 8 to 11 a.M. It has a museum of natural history, which is located at the center of the village. The Museum is also home to a collection of historic buildings, including the Farmington House, which dates back to the 17th century. The Farmington Public Schools operates public schools. The district's four pre-K to 4 elementary schools are Union School, West District School, Noah Wallace School, and East Farms School. West Woods Upper Elementary School houses grades 5 and 6. Irving A. Robbins Middle School housesgrades 7 and 8. The school serves grades 912.


The University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington employs approximately 4,600 full-time employees as of 2021. The Health Center also houses John Dempsey Hospital. The hospital provides the only full-service emergency department in the Farmington Valley and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), one of only two in Connecticut.Connecticut's first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened in FarmINGTON in 2016. Connecticut Transit Hartford provides local bus service. The town is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has a training center in the area. The U.N. World Health Organization has a program that provides health care services to developing countries. The city is also the home of the National Institutes of Health, which provides medical research, education, and other services to the developing world. It is the location of the University ofConnecticut Health Center, which also houses the John Dempsey hospital and a level III neonatal intensive care unit. The Town of Farmington has a population of about 4,000. The City of Hartford is the site of the Hartford International Airport, which is one of the largest airports in the United States, with a passenger hub in the state. It also has a number of other regional airports, such as the Port of Hartford and the New Haven Airport, as well as commuter rail and commuter rail lines. The village is the birthplace of the Connecticut River, which runs through the town. It was named after the town's founder, George W. Hartford, who was born in the town in 1858.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Farmington, 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 Farmington = 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 64,591 individuals with a median age of 43.2 age the population grows by 6.95% in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 930 residents per square mile of area (360/km²). There are average 2.46 people per household in the 10,137 households with an average household income of $81,858 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.40% 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 26.22%. The number of physicians in Farmington per 100,000 population = 291.3.


The annual rainfall in Farmington = 51.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 14.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 114. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 190. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14.4 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 Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut which are owned by the occupant = 72.54%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $238,100 and home appreciation of -12.30%. 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 $7,158 per student. There are 14.2 students for each teacher in the school, 405 students for each Librarian and 398 students for each Counselor. 6.67% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.06% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 22.41% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Farmington's population in Hartford County, Connecticut of 2,566 residents in 1900 has increased 25,17-fold to 64,591 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.41% female residents and 47.59% male residents live in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.

    As of 2020 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut are married and the remaining 39.10% are single population.

  • 25.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Farmington 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.

    90.75% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.49% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.88% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.58% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, 72.54% are owner-occupied homes, another 23.64% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.82% are vacant.

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

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