Hartford County CT Information

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Hartford County Subdivisions

Hartford County CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 904,070 (100%)
Population in Households 878,058 (97.1%)
Population in Families 701,634 (77.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26,012 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 1,230
Diversity Index2 68
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $74,807
Average Household Income $104,020
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $41,087
Wealth Index5 134
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 383,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232,211 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 123,956 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,254 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $244,473
Average Home Value $285,314
Housing Affordability Index3 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 356,167
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 228,783
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.11% 0.14%
Households 0.15% 0.15%
Families 0.04% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
Owner Occupied HU   0.21%

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Hartford County CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartford County to the other 8 counties and county equivalents in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 2 88th
Population Density # 3 75th
Median Household Income # 5 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 4 50th
Per Capita Income # 4 63rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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