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Southington is a town in Hartford County, in the Hartford metro area.

The community name is a shortened version of South Farmington

The latitude of Southington is 41.605N. The longitude is -72.879W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 39,728.


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Median household income
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$60,538
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Southington demographic reports
Southington is on the Quinnipiac River
Former and merged names include:
· Panthorn
Early industries included button making, potash works and lumber mills
Residents invented a breakneck rat trap and cement that hardened underwater
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Barnes Museum
Colleges and universities: Briarwood College
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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8% of Southington residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southington was $26,370, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Southington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Southington include Plantsville Historic District, Southington Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Southington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $584.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,396.


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Libraries in Southington include Southington Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Southington workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Southington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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