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New Britain is a city in Hartford County, in the Hartford metro area.

The latitude of New Britain is 41.661N. The longitude is -72.78W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 167 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 71,572.


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Median household income
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$34,185
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Britain demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 275. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Winterfest - Feb. 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Britain web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Theatre of New Britain
New Britain attractions: Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
Sports teams: Rock Cats (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain Youth Museum, New Britain Industrial Museum
Colleges and universities: Central Connecticut State University, New England Technical Institute 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about New Britain demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hartford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hartford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06053 ZIP code.

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4% of New Britain residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Britain ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Britain was $18,404, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of New Britain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in New Britain include City Hall-Monument District, Walnut Hill District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in New Britain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,144.


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Libraries in New Britain include Chamberlain Branch Library, New Britain Public Library, Thomas Jefferson Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in New Britain include New Britain Herald

TV stations in New Britain include WVIT.

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The average commute time for New Britain workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Britain between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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