Hartford, Iowa

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Hartford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 15% Hartford Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hartford, Iowa

Comparing Hartford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Affordability of Rents 2 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Hartford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Warren
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50118
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.459
Longitude -93.404

Hartford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Hartford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 759 100%
Male 384 50.6%
Female 375 49.4%
Under 18 230 30.3%
18+ 529 69.7%
65+ 68 9%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.2
White 722 95.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 2%
Other 15 2%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 4.3%

Estimated Hartford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 754
Growth -5
Growth % -0.7%

Hartford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 22.8%
German 17.9%
Irish 16.1%
English 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
Scottish 4.3%
Dutch 3.1%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Italian 2.2%
Swedish 2%
Norwegian 1.8%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Polish 1%
Welsh 1%
Czech 0.8%
Swiss 0.4%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hartford 759 $45,125
Carlisle 3,497 $53,924
Indianola 12,998 $52,238
Pleasant Hill 5,070 $68,889
Pleasantville 1,539 $48,295
Runnells 352 $50,000
Swan 121 $38,125
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