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Hartford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford is the 4th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 125,151 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Hartford is located at latitude 41.7659 and longitude -72.6816 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartford (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Hartford (GNIS ID: 2378277) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hartford is located within Town of Hartford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hartford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hartford: Newtown, Suckiag.

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Hartford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 125,151
Population in Households 116,312
Population in Familes 88,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,839
Population Density1 7,201
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 45,128
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 26,515
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,814 (18.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,314 (67.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,564 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $165,681
Average Home Value $191,540


Median Household Income $29,569
Average Household Income $45,518
Per Capita Income $17,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.11%
Families -0.14% 0.01%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hartford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartford to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 4 98th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 142 1st
Per Capita Income # 141 1st

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