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The East Hartford CDP(1) had a population of 50,433 as of July 1, 2021. 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 41.7823 and longitude -72.612 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the East Hartford Census Designated Place 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 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.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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East Hartford, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 50,433 (100%)
Population in Households 49,777 (98.7%)
Population in Families 38,993 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 656 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 2,802
Diversity Index2 85
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,819
Average Household Income $73,027
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $28,569
Wealth Index5 67
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 21,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,545 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,169 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,782 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $173,449
Average Home Value $186,232
Housing Affordability Index3 125
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,714
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 12,475
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

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.14% -0.07%
Households -0.21% -0.11%
Families -0.3% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
Owner Occupied HU   0.34%

East Hartford, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Hartford to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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
Median Household Income # 114 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 56 39th
Per Capita Income # 120 17th
Diversity Index # 3 99th

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