Hartford is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 2,926 people and just one neighborhood, Hartford is the 28th largest community in South Dakota.
Real Estate Prices
Hartford real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Hartford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hartford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hartford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hartford who work in office and administrative support (17.64%), sales jobs (10.22%) and management occupations (7.36%).
Of important note, Hartford is also a city of artists. Hartford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hartford’s character.
Also of interest is that Hartford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Hartford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hartford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hartford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Hartford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.