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East Windsor is a town in Hartford Countymarker, Connecticutmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 9,818 at the 2000 census.

The town has five villages: Broad Brookmarker, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point and Windsorville.

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Notable people, past and present

  • Jonathan Edwards, a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans.
  • Lorrin Andrews (1795–1868), born in East Windsor, Congregational Church clergyman missionary to Hawaii, translated the Bible into the Hawaiian language, judge, and first Associate Justice of Hawaii State Supreme Courtmarker
  • John Warner Barber (1798–1885), an engraver whose books of state, national, and local history featured his vivid engravings, said to have caught the flavor and appearance of city, town, and countryside scenes in his day, was born in town.
  • Israel Bissell (1752–1800), a post-rider in Massachusetts originally from East Windsor, alerted the colonists of the British attack on April 19, 1775. He rode for four days and six hours covering the 345 miles from Watertown, Massachusetts, to Philadelphia along the Boston Post Road. He was carrying a message from General Joseph Palmer. The message was copied at each of his stops, and he shouted "To arms, to arms, the war has begun."
  • Daniel Bissell (1754–1824), a soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, was the last recipient of the Badge of Military Merit, one of only three awarded by George Washington himself. Under Washington's direct orders, he became a spy in British-occupied New York City and decided he had to join the British Army to get the desired information, which he memorized before returning to the American side. He was born in town.
  • Eliphalet Chapin (1741–1807), a cabinetmaker and furniture maker in town whose furniture design is regarded as one of the most elegant of its time. He was born in town.
  • Frederick Holbrook (1814–1909), governor of Vermont, was born in town.
  • Eli Terry (1772–1852) was an influential clockmaker and the first inventor to receive a United States patent for a clock mechanism. He introduced mass production to clock manufacturing, making them affordable for the average person. He was born in town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.5 km²), of which, 26.3 square miles (68.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (1.98%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 9,818 people, 4,078 households, and 2,556 families residing in the town. The population density was 373.5 people per square mile (144.2/km²). There were 4,356 housing units at an average density of 165.7/sq mi (64.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.47% White, 4.09% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.00% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

There were 4,078 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,092, and the median income for a family was $60,694. Males had a median income of $39,785 versus $33,446 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,899. About 3.5% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage

Democratic 1,909 129 2,038 29.72%

Republican 1,227 99 1,326 19.34%

Unaffiliated 3,215 278 3,493 50.94%

Minor Parties 0 0 0 0.0%
Total 6,351 506 6,857 100%


Graph of East Windsor Crime Statistics
East Windsor crime, according to is relatively low against U.S. averages. Between 1999 and 2004, not including 2003, there was one murder, 26 rapes, 43 robberies, 41 assaults, 254 burglaries, 1248 thefts, and 177 car thefts.



The East Windsor Elementary School System runs from pre-kindergarten through grade 4.

The Connecticut Children's Place runs from Grade 4 through Grade 12.

Homebound runs from Pre-K through 12.
School Name Students Principal
East Windsor Elementary School [16277] 624 Jeanne McCarroll
Connecticut Children's Place [16278] 45 Joyce Welch

CMT Testing

The Connecticut Mastery Test Results for 2006 in the Elementary School:
Reading Writing
Grade "Proficient"* or Above Below "Proficient" "Proficient" or Above Below "Proficient"
3 64% 36% 81% 19%
* Rating System is, from highest to lowest: Advanced, Goal, '''Proficient''', Basic, Below Basic. East Windsor Elementary School aims for "Proficient". ===Middle School=== The East Windsor Middle School System runs from grade 5 through grade 8.
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:left" ! School Name !! Students !! Principal |- | East Windsor Middle School [] ||style="text-align:center"|??*|| James P. Slattery |} * Unknown Count. ====CMT Testing==== The [[Connecticut Mastery Test]] Results for 2006 in the Middle School: {| class="wikitable" style="text-align:left" |- ! | ! colspan="2" | Reading ! colspan="4" | Writing |- ! Grade !! "Proficient"* or Above !! Below "Proficient" !! "Proficient" or Above !! Below "Proficient" |- | style="text-align:center"|4||style="text-align:center"|67%||style="text-align:center"|31%**||style="text-align:center"|82%||style="text-align:center"|18% |- | style="text-align:center"|5||style="text-align:center"|55%||style="text-align:center"|44%||style="text-align:center"|70%||style="text-align:center"|27%** |- | style="text-align:center"|6||style="text-align:center"|61%||style="text-align:center"|36%**||style="text-align:center"|58%||style="text-align:center"|38%** |- | style="text-align:center"|7||style="text-align:center"|63%||style="text-align:center"|34%**||style="text-align:center"|64%||style="text-align:center"|33%** |- | style="text-align:center"|8||style="text-align:center"|71%||style="text-align:center"|27%**||style="text-align:center"|70%||style="text-align:center"|28%** |- |} * Rating System is, from highest to lowest: Advanced, Goal, '''Proficient''', Basic, Below Basic. East Windsor Middle School aims for "Proficient".
** This does not add up to 100%.
===High school=== The East Windsor High School System runs from grade 9 through grade 12.
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:left" ! School Name !! Students !! Principal |- | East Windsor High School [] ||style="text-align:center"|463|| | |}
====CAPT Testing==== The [[Connecticut Academic Performance Test|CAPT]] Results for the High School between 2004 and 2006: {| class="wikitable" style="text-align:left" |- ! | ! colspan="2" | Mathematics ! colspan="2" | Science ! colspan="2" | Reading Across The Disciplines ! colspan="2" | Writing Across The Disciplines |- ! Year !! "Proficient"* or Above !! Below "Proficient" !! "Proficient" or Above !! Below "Proficient" !! "Proficient" or Above !! Below "Proficient" !! "Proficient" or Above !! Below "Proficient" |- | style="text-align:center"|2006||style="text-align:center"|77%||style="text-align:center"|23%||style="text-align:center"|76%||style="text-align:center"|24%||style="text-align:center"|68%||style="text-align:center"|30%**||style="text-align:center"|77%||style="text-align:center"|23% |- | style="text-align:center"|2005||style="text-align:center"|74%||style="text-align:center"|28%**||style="text-align:center"|79%||style="text-align:center"|21%||style="text-align:center"|82%||style="text-align:center"|18%||style="text-align:center"|85%||style="text-align:center"|15% |- | style="text-align:center"|2004||style="text-align:center"|83%||style="text-align:center"|16%**||style="text-align:center"|89%||style="text-align:center"|11%||style="text-align:center"|83%||style="text-align:center"|18%**||style="text-align:center"|84%||style="text-align:center"|16% |- |} * Rating System is, from highest to lowest: Advanced, Goal, '''Proficient''', Basic, Below Basic. East Windsor High School aims for "Proficient".
** This does not add up to 100%.


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