Tolland County, Connecticut

Tolland County: County in Connecticut, United States

About

Tolland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 152,691 and a population density of 141 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 150,600 inhabitants. Its county seat is Tolland. The county was created 239 years ago in 1784.

Tolland County is located in the northeastern part of Connecticut. It is part of the Hartford metropolitan area. The county was founded in 1785 and named after the town of Tolland.

With a population around 151,000 as of 2020, Tolland County is Connecticut's fourth least populous county. It spans 410 square miles, covered by rolling hills and forests.

Key Facts and History

  • The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquin people before European colonization began in the early 1700s.
  • Early settlers were mostly farmers. By the 1800s, small mill towns had emerged, with textile, papermaking and machinery factories.
  • University of Connecticut's main campus opened in 1881 and remains a flagship state university. Other colleges eventually located in the county too.
  • While still largely rural, suburban development increased in the late 20th century as Hartford expanded.

Major Industries and Attractions

  • Besides the University of Connecticut in Storrs, education is a major employer. There are several private schools.
  • Manufacturing, healthcare, retail and hospitality also provide jobs. Tourism draws visitors to the countryside.
  • Outdoors recreation options include hiking, skiing, fishing, and boating. Shenipsit State Forest is a prime destination.
  • Notable attractions include the New England Air Museum, Rockville Trolley Museum, and various state parks and nature areas.

Transportation and Cities

  • I-84 and I-384 connect Tolland County to Hartford and other regions. Other highways include Routes 6, 31, 44 and 195.
  • The largest city is Vernon with around 30,000 residents. Other population centers include Mansfield, Tolland, and Stafford.
Tolland County locator map
Location of Tolland County on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about Tolland County

Population : 150,600 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
Area : 1080 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.6%
Land as percent of area : 98.4%
Named for : Tolland
Altitude : 666 feet / 203 meters
Capital : Tolland
Establishment : January 01, 1785
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:58:01 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 139 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.39% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Tolland County is located at 41°51'18"N 72°20'11"W (41.8550100, -72.3364900). It has 5 neighbors: Hartford County, New London County, Windham County, Hampden County and Worcester County.

Tolland County map

The largest city of Tolland County is Mansfield City with a population of 26,439. Other cities include, Somers population 10,741, Stafford Springs population 4,988 and South Coventry population 1,483. See all Tolland County cities & populated places.

Tolland County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Tolland County.

City Name Population Title
Vernon 29,400 Town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Mansfield City 26,439 City in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States of America
Ellington 16,652 Town in Connecticut
Storrs 15,344 Town in Connecticut
Tolland 14,567 Town in Connecticut, United States
Coventry 12,389 Town in Connecticut, United States
Stafford 11,834 Town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Somers 10,741 City in Connecticut, USA
Hebron 9,480 Town in Connecticut, United States
Rockville 7,474 Village of the town of Vernon in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Columbia 5,355 Town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Stafford Springs 4,988 City in the United States of America
Bolton 4,855 Town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Andover 3,228 Rural town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Coventry Lake 2,990 Census designated place
South Coventry 1,483 City in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States of America

Tolland County has 5 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Tolland County decreased by 1.39% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 152,691 - census
2011 153,050 0.23% estimation process
2012 151,967 -0.71% estimation process
2013 151,778 -0.12% estimation process
2014 151,693 -0.06% estimation process
2015 151,734 0.03% estimation process
2016 151,162 -0.38% estimation process
2017 151,009 -0.1% estimation process
2018 150,689 -0.21% estimation process
2019 150,721 0.02% estimation process
2020 150,600 -0.08% estimation process

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People born in Tolland County (3)

People born in Tolland County, including murder victim Henry Weston Smith, film director Ralph Murphy, pioneer Asahel Lathrop, .

List

Connecticut Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Fairfield County 942,426 County in Connecticut, United States
Hartford County 889,226 County in Connecticut, United States
New Haven County 851,948 County in Connecticut, United States
New London County 264,999 County in Connecticut, United States
Litchfield County 179,610 County in Connecticut, United States
Middlesex County 161,657 County in Connecticut, United States
Bridgeport 143,525 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Stamford 131,397 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
New Haven 130,801 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
North Stamford 128,278 A census-designated place in Stamford, Connecticut.
Hartford 121,535 The capital of Connecticut.
Windham County 116,540 County in Connecticut, United States
Waterbury 106,826 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Norwalk 88,655 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
East Norwalk 84,530 A census-designated place in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Danbury 84,317 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.