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Mansfield is a town in Tolland County, in the Hartford metro area.

One tradition says the community was named after Major Moses Mansfield, landowner; another suggests it was named for Lord Mansfield, a patentee.

The latitude of Mansfield is 41.788N. The longitude is -72.229W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,720.


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Median household income
Local
$48,888
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mansfield demographic reports
Mansfield is on the Willimantic River.
Local festivals include:
  • Echo Grange Fair - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Celebrate Mansfield - Sept. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mansfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mansfield Hollow State Park
Historic sites and museums: Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, William Benton Museum of Art, Mansfield Historical Society Museum, Gurleyville Grist Mill Museum, Museum of Puppetry
Colleges and universities: University of Connecticut
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Mansfield residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mansfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mansfield was $18,094, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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54% of Mansfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mansfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,228.


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Libraries in Mansfield include Mansfield Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Mansfield workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mansfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Mansfield include Best Western.

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