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West Hartford, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The West Hartford Census Designated Place had a population of 64,072 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Hartford: West Division.

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


Total Population 64,072
Daytime Population: Workers 33,230
Daytime Population: Residents 30,806
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64,036
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 62,101
Population in Familes 49,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,971
Population Density2 2,934
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $86,174
Average Household Income $125,408
Per Capita Income $50,587


Total Housing Units 26,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,455 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,976 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,468 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $308,959
Average Home Value $365,109


Total Households 25,431
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 16,135
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 0.17% 0.23%
Households 0.09% 0.17%
Families 0.0% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 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 # 9 94th
Population Density # 28 81st
Diversity Index # 28 81st
Median Household Income # 39 73rd
Per Capita Income # 32 78th

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