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Overview of Torrington, Connecticut, United States

Torrington, which is situated in the Litchfield Hills, is not only the largest city in Litchfield County but in the northwestern Connecticut region. It is also the core city of the largest micropolitan area in the U.S.

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  • Population: 35,202
  • Population Density: 884.7/mi²
  • Area: 40.4/mi²
  • Latitude: 41.835
  • Longitude: -73.011944
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 541ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Torrington, Connecticut

What is now the city of Torrington was first settled in 1735 by Ebenezer Lyman Jr. of Durham, Connecticut. Torrington was given permission to organize a government and incorporate as a town in October of 1740.

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Torrington's Demographics

There are about 35,202 people, 14,743 households, and 9,125 families residing in the city of Torrington. The median income for a household in the city is $41,841, and the median income for a family is $54,375. The per capita income for the city is $21,406 and about 4.5% of families and 7.4% of the population are below the poverty line.

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Torrington's Climate

Torrington, Connecticut has a mild climate during the summer when temperatures tend to be in the 60's and is quite cold during the winter. The warmest month of the year is July while the coldest is January. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer and fairly limited throughout winter. The annual average precipitation at Torrington is 51.21 inches.

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Education in Torrington, Connecticut

Torrington is home to the University of Connecticut's tri-campus where current majors include urban and community studies, psychology, human development and family studies, and business and technology.

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Transportation around Torrington, Connecticut

The city of Torrington is served by buses of the Northwestern Connecticut Transit District.

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Tourism and Attractions of Torrington

Torrington holds many attractions. With the largest concentration of Art-Deco buildings in the state, the downtown core was classified as a national historic district in 1988 and is, currently, a thriving cultural center. The city boasts the Warner Theatre which was originally built as a cinema by the Warner Brothers film studio and the renowned Nutmeg Conservatory, which trains world-class ballet dancers.

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Geography of Torrington, Connecticut

Torrington is nestled in the Litchfield Hills and both the eastern and western sides of the city are at the tops of peaks while the more central sections, such as the downtown area, are situated in the Naugatuck River Valley.

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Torrington's Government

Torrington has a major-council type of government as is the usual in the United States. The city's current Mayor is 24-year-old Ryan Bingham.

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Torrington's Economy and Industry

Torrington, being the largest city in Litchfield County, has therefore been the industrial and commercial hub of northwestern Connecticut now for over a century. The city is presently a mix of manufacturing, retail, and tourist attractions.

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Torrington's Culture and Significant Events

Torrington is very much into the arts. Due to this, The Artwell Gallery is practically a downtown cultural attraction since it holds many exhibitions, performances, and special events throughout the year which keep the city bustling with excitement. Torrington has an annual Arts Festival and a competition called the Torrington Feis, which usually brings up to 400 Irish Dancers to the city.

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Sports in Torrington, Connecticut

The Torrington Twisters have been a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) since 1997.

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Media of Torrington

The Register Citizen, a Journal Register Company publication, is the daily newspaper in Torrington, Connecticut. However, it also serves Winsted, not to mention most of the Northwest Corner.

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