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East Hartford, CT
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East Hartford profile

Living in East Hartford

East Hartford is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 50,718 people and 14 associated neighborhoods, East Hartford is the 18th largest community in Connecticut.

Also of interest is that East Hartford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, East Hartford is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the East Hartford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of East Hartford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.12% of adults 25 and older in East Hartford have a college degree.

The per capita income in East Hartford in 2018 was $32,527, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,108 for a family of four. However, East Hartford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Hartford is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Hartford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in East Hartford, accounting for 37.32% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of East Hartford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Hartford include Irish, Italian, Jamaican, German, and Polish.

East Hartford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.47%.

The most common language spoken in East Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.