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Welcome to Willington ...

The Town of Willington is located in Tolland County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Willington has a population of 5,873 people<3> (see below for details).

Willington is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Willington: (860)

The ZIP code for Willington: 06279<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willington had an population of 5,873 people. This is a decrease of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Willington had a population of 6,041 people. This makes Willington the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Willington represents 0.17% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,041 people, the population of Willington increased 1.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,959 people).

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

Communities near Willington ...

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

  • Manchester [Hartford County]
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    • Manchester [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Willington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,362 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
  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Willington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
  • Vernon [Tolland County]
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    • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Willington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
  • South Windsor [Hartford County]
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    • South Windsor [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Willington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mansfield [Tolland County]
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      • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Willington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
    • Windham [Windham County]
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      • Windham [Windham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Willington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Willington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,788 people
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    • Ellington [Tolland County]
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      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Willington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Willington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,093 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Longmeadow
    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
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      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Willington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmeadow

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Willington. See our Newspapers Page for Willington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willington ...

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

Adding Willington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Willington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Tolland, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Willington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 community (such as Willington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Willington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willington) 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 Willington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WillingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8854, Longitude: -72.2615       In this case, the coordinates for Willington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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