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Hartford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford is the 4th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 127,085 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hartford: Newtown, Suckiag.

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


Total Population 127,085
Daytime Population: Workers 129,874
Daytime Population: Residents 75,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 204,909
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 118,565
Population in Familes 89,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,520
Population Density2 7,312
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $29,979
Average Household Income $47,134
Per Capita Income $18,150


Total Housing Units 53,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,798 (18.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,141 (68.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,220 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $173,638
Average Home Value $200,366


Total Households 45,939
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 26,855
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 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.25% 0.27%
Families 0.05% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 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 # 4 98th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 142 1st
Per Capita Income # 141 1st

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