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Blue Hills, Connecticut
Blue Hills, Connecticut is located in Connecticut
Blue Hills, Connecticut
Blue Hills, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Blue Hills, Connecticut is located in the United States
Blue Hills, Connecticut
Blue Hills, Connecticut
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Connecticut
County Hartford
Municipalities Hartford (neighborhood)
Bloomfield (CDP)
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.02 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
140 ft (40 m)
 • Total 2,762
 • Density 2,490/sq mi (961.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area Code 860
FIPS code 09-06050
GNIS feature ID 2378337
All figures are for the CDP portion of Blue Hills.

Blue Hills is a community in Hartford County, Connecticut, encompassing the northwest corner of the city of Hartford and the southeast corner of the town of Bloomfield. The Bloomfield portion is listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 2,762 at the 2020 census.

Blue Hills is home to many schools and homes. Including the portion in Hartford, it has roughly 10,000 residents, and has several schools and one university located there. Its main thoroughfares are Granby Street, Blue Hills Avenue (Route 187), Plainfield Street, Bloomfield Avenue (Route 189) and Albany Avenue (US 44). Connecticut Transit operates several bus routes through the neighborhood, such as the 50, 52 and 54, which run on Blue Hills Avenue, the 56 and 58, which run up on Albany Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue, the 74, which runs through Westbrook Village on its way to Copaco Shopping Center via Granby Street, and the 76, which runs on Cornwall Street towards Bowles Park.

Blue Hills has a majority of West Indian and African American people. Educational institutions include Annie Fisher ES, Mountain Laurel School (Annie Fisher School Annex), Sarah J. Rawson ES, Mark Twain ES, Martin Luther King, Jr. ES, Weaver HS, Watkinson School, and the University of Hartford.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP portion of Blue Hills has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,020
2010 2,901 −3.9%
2020 2,762 −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Blue Hills CDP, Connecticut – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 130 96 4.48% 3.48%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,510 2,300 86.52% 83.27%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 2 7 0.07% 0.25%
Asian alone (NH) 6 17 0.21% 0.62%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.03% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 3 17 0.10% 0.62%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 89 92 3.07% 3.33%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 160 233 5.52% 8.44%
Total 2,901 2,762 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.


The main north-south roads are Granby Street and Blue Hills Avenue (Route 187). The main east-west road is Cottage Grove Road (Route 218). The 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 74, 76, and 92 bus routes from Connecticut Transit serve the area. There have been plans for the local railroad, the Griffin Line (which is used by freight), to be made into commuter rail. Interstate highways 91 and 291 link Blue Hills to New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Massachusetts, and points east of the Connecticut River.


Blue Hills is home to The First Cathedral, New England's largest Protestant church.


Blue Hills is home to Annie Fisher School, Mark Twain School, Weaver High School, Watkinson School, and the University of Hartford

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