Place:Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

NameRocky Hill
Coordinates41.667815°N 72.636754°W
Located inHartford, Connecticut, United States     (1843 - )
Also located inWethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States     ( - 1843)
Contained Places
Center Cemetery ( 1843 - )

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Rocky Hill is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 19,709 at the 2010 census. Rocky Hill was part of Wethersfield, the neighboring town to the north, until it was independently incorporated in 1843.

Rocky Hill is a typical bedroom community as many residents commute to work in the larger urban centers of Hartford to the north and New Haven to the south.

In 2003, Rocky Hill was voted the #1 Sportstown in Connecticut by Sports Illustrated for demonstrating high quality involvement in facilitating and enhancing community sports.

In 2007, Rocky Hill was named #35 in Money magazine's "Best Places to Live Top 100", citing easy commuting to Hartford, local job availability, strong schools, and a central location between New York City and Boston.

Rocky Hill is the home of one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America, Dinosaur State Park. Rocky Hill also was once the headquarters of Ames Department Stores, which ceased business operations in 2002.

Population of
Rocky Hill
1850 1,042
1860 1,102
1870 971
1880 1,108
1890 1,069
1900 1,026
1910 1,187
1920 1,633
1930 2,021
1940 2,679
1950 5,108
1960 7,404
1970 11,103
1980 14,559
1990 16,554
2000 17,966
2010 19,709

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