Windsor Locks, Connecticut is a small town situated in the heart of Hartford County, Connecticut. According to the 2010 United States census, the population of Windsor Lakes was approximately 12,000 residents. Windsor Locks is home to one of the largest airports in Connecticut, Brandley International Airport. It holds roughly 1/3 of the land area of the entire town and services a large majority of the Greater Hartford-Springfield area for long distance flights and international destinations.
The town is situated on the Connecticut River. It is located directly between Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut. The town was originally founded in 1829 and is named after a set of canal locks that were started in the same year. The northern most point that seafaring vessels can reach in the Connecticut River is located in Windsor Locks which results in a significant number of ships passing through the town.
There are approximately 4,935 households in Windsor Locks according to data from the 2000 United States census. Around 3,300 families reside in Winds or Locks. There are around 1,300 residents per square mile in Windsor Locks making it fairly less dense than many other American towns.
The population of Windsor Locks is almost entirely white with Caucasians making up more than 92% of the population of the town. African Americans account for around 2% with Asians making up another 2%. All other races compose the remainder with none making up more than 1% of the overall population.
The median income for homes in Windsor Locks is approximately $48,000 per year making it very similar to the national average. The town population is relatively spread out in terms of age. 23% of the population is under the age of 18, 6% is between the ages of 18 to 24, 31% is between 25 to 44, 22% between 45 to 64, and 16% that are older than the age of 65.