Pomfret is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 4,247 in 2010 according to the United States Census. The town was incorporated in 1713 and named after Governor Saltonstallís estate near Pontefract (meaning broken bridge) in Yorkshire, England. Pomfret is bordered on the north by Woodstock, on the east by Putnam and Killingly, on the west by Eastford, and on the south by Brooklyn and Hampton.
Pomfret residents are zoned to the Pomfret Community School  for grades Kindergarten through 8. Pomfret students are eligible to attend Woodstock Academy ; Woodstock Academy became Pomfret's zoned high school in 1987 . Two private schools, the Pomfret School and The Rectory School, are also located in Pomfret.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,247 people, 1,582 households, and 1,123 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.4 people per square mile (40.8/km≤). There were 1,684 housing units at an average density of 41.8 per square mile (16.2/km≤).