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Welcome to New Britain ...

The city of New Britain is located in Hartford County<1>.

The location of New Britain has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of New Britain refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Britainite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Britain has a population of 72,495 people<4> (see below for details).

New Britain was established in 1687.

The community of New Britain is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: New Britain lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for New Britain: (860)

The ZIP codes for New Britain: 06050-06053<6>

Websites for New Britain ...

Official Website:   www.new-britain.net/

Junior League:   jlgnb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Britain had an population of 72,495 people. This is a decrease of 0.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Britain had a population of 73,206 people (or 8.19% of the total population of Hartford County). This makes New Britain the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of New Britain represents 2.05% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 73,206 people, the population of New Britain increased 2.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 71,538 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Britain.

Adding New Britain to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of New Britain in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of New Britain elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Britain on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Britain on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named New Britain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named New Britain - they are located in New York, Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Britain.

Communities near New Britain ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Britain.

  • Hartford [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of New Britain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,105 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<8>
  • Hartford [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of New Britain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,105 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of New Britain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<8>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of New Britain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Hartford [Hartford County]
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      • West Hartford [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of New Britain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hartford
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of New Britain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<8>
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of New Britain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of New Britain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<8>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of New Britain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Manchester [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of New Britain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,584 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Britain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Britain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Britain. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Britain.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Britain. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Britain.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Britain ...

Looking for more information about New Britain? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Britain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Britain.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Britain: www.new-britain.net/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Hartford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New Britain refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New Britain may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Britain.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Britain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as New Britain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Britain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for New Britain includes: 06050, 6051, 6052 & 06053.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Britain) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Britain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Britain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Britain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6760, Longitude: -72.7860       In this case, the coordinates for New Britain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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