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Torrington is a city in Litchfield County.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Torrington is 41.800N. The longitude is -73.121W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 541 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,756.


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Median household income
Local
$41,841
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Torrington demographic reports
Torrington is on the Naugatuck River.
Torrington was once a major producer of brassware.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Brown, abolitionist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Northwest Connecticut Community Carnival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Torrington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Burr Pond State Park, Minetto State Park
Historic sites and museums: Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Connecticut - Torrington
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Torrington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Litchfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06790 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Torrington residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Torrington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Torrington was $21,406, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Torrington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Torrington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $495.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,187.


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Libraries in Torrington include Torrington Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Torrington include Register Citizen

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The average commute time for Torrington workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Torrington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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