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Population (year 2000): 35,202. Estimated population in July 2005: 35,995 (+2.3% change)
Males: 17,048 (48.4%), Females: 18,154 (51.6%)

Litchfield County

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $41,841 (year 2000)
Median house value: $117,400 (year 2000)

Torrington, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Torrington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Italian (28.7%), Irish (16.0%), German (11.4%), French (10.8%), English (9.8%), Polish (8.6%).

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Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 39.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Torrington

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Torrington city

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

5.9% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,401 (+4.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CT Bristol, (15.8 miles pop. 60,062).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (71.6 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (94.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: CT Torrington, (0.0 miles Harwinton, CT (3.7 miles Northwest CT (5.1 miles Harwinton, CT Litchfield, (6.9 miles CT (7.4 miles Goshen, CT Winsted, (8.0 miles CT (10.4 miles Thomaston,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 65 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 1998: 77 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1999: 110 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 71 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2001: 82 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2002: 102 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2003: 111 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2004: 110 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2005: 108 buildings, average cost: $127,700

Latitude: 41.82 N, Longitude: 73.12 W

Area code: 860


Torrington, Connecticut business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.0%), Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Retail trade (14.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -728 (-2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,853 (51.4%)


 

Crime in Torrington by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 2.8
Rapes 0 3 5 6 5 1
    per 100,000 0.0 8.5 14.2 17.0 14.2 2.8
Robberies 9 7 5 16 12 15
    per 100,000 25.6 19.9 14.2 45.5 34.1 42.6
Assaults 44 112 130 126 122 83
    per 100,000 125.0 318.2 369.3 357.9 346.6 235.8
Burglaries 102 125 106 215 202 194
    per 100,000 289.8 355.1 301.1 610.8 573.8 551.1
Thefts 583 738 636 693 838 751
    per 100,000 1656.2 2096.5 1806.7 1968.6 2380.5 2133.4
Auto thefts 39 51 70 60 74 55
    per 100,000 110.8 144.9 198.9 170.4 210.2 156.2
128.1 193.3 193.1 230.0 237.4 200.3


Average climate in Torrington, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Torrington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Torrington city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 tornado 31.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Torrington:
  • CHARLOTTE HUNGERFORD HOSPITAL (540 LITCHFIELD ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Torrington:
  • BRISTOL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; BRISTOL, CT)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; WATERBURY, CT)
  • JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; FARMINGTON, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Torrington, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Torrington:
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 33 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
  • HARTFORD-BRAINARD (about 33 miles; HARTFORD, CT; ID: HFD)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 37 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Torrington:
  • NORTHFIELD (about 8 miles; THOMASTON, CT; ID: N09)
  • MOUNTAIN MEADOW AIRSTRIP (about 9 miles; BURLINGTON, CT; ID: 22B)
  • WATERBURY (about 14 miles; WATERBURY, CT; ID: N41)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 23 $86,961 $45,370 13 $30,553
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 554 $834,234 $18,070 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 124 $300,550 $29,085 9 $2,628


College/University in Torrington:
  • TORRINGTON BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 22 WATER ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Torrington:
  • NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; WATERBURY, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,834)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (about 26 miles; WEST HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 5,557)
  • CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; NEW BRITAIN, CT; FT enrollment: 8,967)
  • MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MANCHESTER, CT; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • TRINITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; HAMDEN, CT; FT enrollment: 5,836)
Public high schools in Torrington:
  • TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,323; Location: 50 MAJOR BESSE DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OLIVER WOLCOTT V-T SCHOOL (Students: 676; Location: 75 OLIVER ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTHEAST SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 196 OAK AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Torrington:
  • TORRINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 152; Location: 387 NEW HARWINTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Torrington:
  • TORRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,314; Location: 200 MIDDLE SCHOOL RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TORRINGFORD SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 631 TORRINGFORD WEST ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • VOGEL-WETMORE SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 68 CHURCH ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FORBES SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 500 MIGEON AVE.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 215 HOGAN DR.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTHWEST SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 340 LITCHFIELD STREET; Grades: PK - 07)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 355 MIGEON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Torrington:
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 360 PROSPECT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 28 ST JOHN PLACE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER (Students: 82; Location: 1260 WINSTED ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Torrington:
  • TORRINGTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $489,344; Location: 12 DAYCOETON PLACE; 46,642 books; 737 audio materials; 1,132 video materials; 77 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Torrington: John Browns Birthplace (A), Boy Scout Service Center (B), John Thompson Memorial Library (C), City of Torrington Street Division Garage (D), Litchfield County Center for Higher Education (E), Torrington Library University of Connecticut (F), Torrington Library (G), Hotchkiss-Fyler House (H). their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Old Post Office Square Shopping Center (1). its location on the map

Churches in Torrington include: Center Congregational Church (A), Christian Apostolic Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church (D), Torringford Church (E), United Church of Christ (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Pentecostal Church (H). their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), West Torrington Cemetery (3), Sons of Jacob Cemetery (4), Newfield Cemetery (5), New Saint Francis Cemetery (6). their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Patterson Pond (A), Miscus Pond (B), Besse Park Pond (C), Travis Pond (D), Migeon Pond (E), Burr Pond (F), Stillwater Pond (G), Ouleout Lake (H). their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marshall Lake Brook (A), Jakes Brook (B), East Branch Naugatuck River (C), Drake Pond Brook (D), Troy Brook (E), Lovers Lane Brook (F), Nickel Mine Brook (G), West Branch Naugatuck River (H), Hart Brook (I). their locations on the map

Parks in Torrington include: Oxbow Park (1), Alvord Park (2), John A Minetto State Park (3), Joe Ruwet Playground (4), John Toro Sports Complex (5), Fuessenich Park (6), Coe Memorial Park (7), Major Besse Park (8), Pleasant View Park (9). their locations on the map


Torrington compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Torrington:
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNG (610 AM; 1 kW; TORRINGTON, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAT (910 AM; 5 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW BRITAIN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WATR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WATR, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFNW (1380 AM; 5 kW; NAUGATUCK, CT; Owner: CANDIDO DIAS CARRELO)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Torrington:
  • WZBG (97.3 FM; LITCHFIELD, CT; Owner: LOCAL GIRLS & BOYS B/CASTING CORP.)
  • WAPJ (89.9 FM; TORRINGTON, CT; Owner: NUTMEG CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS, INC.)
  • WJMJ (88.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ST. THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W218AV (91.5 FM; WARREN, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • W206AW (89.1 FM; PAWLING, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Torrington:
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W12BH (Channel 12; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CONN.PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

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