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Hartford, CT
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Hartford profile


Living in Hartford



Hartford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 120,686 people and 41 associated neighborhoods, Hartford is the fourth largest community in Connecticut. Hartford has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Many people in Hartford take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Hartford citizens for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, Hartford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.49% of adults 25 and older in Hartford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hartford in 2022 was $25,229, 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 $100,916 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 46.11% 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hartford's cultural character, accounting for 21.24% of the city’s population.

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