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West Hartford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The West Hartford Census Designated Place had a population of 64,635 as of July 1, 2016. West 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 West Hartford is located at latitude 41.7666 and longitude -72.7549 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the West Hartford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The West Hartford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377879) 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 West Hartford Census Designated Place is located within Town of West Hartford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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 West Hartford: West Division.

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


Total Population 64,635
Population in Households 62,590
Population in Familes 50,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,045
Population Density1 2,960
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 25,665
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 16,320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,730 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,935 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,458 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $310,172
Average Home Value $362,163


Median Household Income $83,066
Average Household Income $121,998
Per Capita Income $49,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.33%
Households 0.26% 0.28%
Families 0.18% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

West Hartford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 9 94th
Population Density1 # 28 81st
Diversity Index2 # 28 81st
Median Household Income # 42 71st
Per Capita Income # 32 78th

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