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East Hartford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The East Hartford Census Designated Place had a population of 51,360 as of July 1, 2017. East Hartford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Hartford is located at latitude 41.7607 and longitude -72.6076 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the East Hartford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.74 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The East Hartford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377818) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Hartford Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Hartford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Hartford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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East Hartford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 51,360
Daytime Population: Workers 28,842
Daytime Population: Residents 25,507
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 50,655
Population in Familes 39,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 705
Population Density2 2,854
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $49,010
Average Household Income $64,874
Per Capita Income $25,608


Total Housing Units 21,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,096 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,891 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,598 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $183,728
Average Home Value $192,675


Total Households 19,987
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 12,711
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.09%
Households -0.14% 0.0%
Families -0.21% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

East Hartford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Hartford to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 90th
Population Density # 29 80th
Diversity Index # 4 98th
Median Household Income # 126 12th
Per Capita Income # 126 12th

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