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Hartford, CT
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Living in Hartford


Hartford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 121,054 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Hartford is the fourth largest community in Connecticut. Hartford has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hartford who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), sales jobs (9.35%), and healthcare suport services (7.70%).

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.

Hartford has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Hartford has quite a high level of public transit users. Hartford’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The citizens of Hartford are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.95% of adults in Hartford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Hartford in 2018 was $22,055, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,220 for a family of four. However, Hartford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hartford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call 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 Hartford, accounting for 44.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hartford residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hartford include Jamaican, Italian, Irish, African, and English.

In addition, Hartford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.06%).

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