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Welcome to Torrington ...

The city of Torrington is located in Litchfield County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Torrington has a population of 34,044 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Torrington.

Torrington is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Torrington is located in the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for Torrington: 06790<4>

Websites for Torrington ...

Official Website:   www.torringtonct.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.northwestchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Torrington had an population of 34,044 people. This is a decrease of 6.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Torrington had a population of 36,383 people (or 19.16% of the total population of Litchfield County). This makes Torrington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Torrington represents 1.02% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36,383 people, the population of Torrington increased 3.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 35,202 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Torrington.

Adding Torrington 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 Torrington 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 Torrington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Torrington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Torrington - they are located in Alberta and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Torrington ...

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

  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Torrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<6>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Torrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<6>
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Hartford [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hartford
      • West Hartford [Hartford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Torrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Southington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southington
      • Southington [Hartford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southington
    • Farmington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Torrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Simsbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simsbury
      • Simsbury [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Torrington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simsbury

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 Torrington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Torrington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Torrington. 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 Torrington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Torrington. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Torrington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Torrington ...

Looking for more information about Torrington? 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 Torrington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Torrington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Torrington: www.torringtonct.org/

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 Litchfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Torrington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Torrington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Torrington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Torrington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Torrington) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torrington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8061, Longitude: -73.1133    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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