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Overview

Introduction to Hartford City, Indiana

Located in Blackford county, Hartford City, Indiana, is 17 miles N of Muncie, Indiana (center to center) and 63 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. About 6,928 people live in Hartford City.

Hartford City History

Located in the southwest portion of the Blackford county, Hartford City is its county seat. Initially, the town was a small farming community. The late 1880s witnessed industrial boom in the area, owing mainly to the discovery of natural gas resources. This transformed the village from an agrarian economy to an industry-based economy.

Hartford City and nearby Attractions

  • Muncie Children's Museum
  • Blackford county Historical Society Museum
  • James Dean Memorial Gallery
  • Fairmount Historical Museum
  • Ouabache State Park

Things To Do In Hartford City

The Muncie Children's Museum and The James Dean Memorial Gallery are nearby. Exhibits pertaining to the local history are shown at the Fairmount Historical Museum. The Ouabache State Park has many opportunities for recreational activities such as biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, and tennis.

Hartford City Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Fort Wayne International Airport.

Hartford City Higher Education

The Ball State University, the Indiana Wesleyan University, and the Anderson University are the closest higher education schools.

People

Total Population 6,156
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,466
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,920
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,398
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,326

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,448
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $573
Median House Value $57,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hartford City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles N of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Blackford
Standard Zip Codes 47348
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.451
Longitude -85.37

Hartford City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PORTLAND 1 SW
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station HARTFORD CITY 4 ESE
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station FARMLAND 5 NNW
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hartford City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake Mohee (47348)

Licking (47348)

Mill Grove (47348)

Roll (47348)

Trenton (47348)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dunkirk 2,446 $39,948
Eaton 1,671 $46,875
Matthews 593 $40,833
Montpelier 1,704 $38,203
Shamrock Lakes 261 $91,875
Upland 3,883 $63,920

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hartford City Public Libraries

Library
Hartford City Pl
314 N HIGH ST
Hartford City, Indiana
(765) 348-1720

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Hartford City High Schools

BLACKFORD HIGH SCHOOL
2392 N SR 3 N
765-348-7560
Serves 686 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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