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Overview

Introduction to Hartford, Wisconsin

Hartford, Wisconsin is 22 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 30 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Washington County.

Hartford History

Hartford is located in both Washington and Dodge Counties. The area that later became Hartford was first surveyed by Nicolas Simon and John Thiel in 1843. In 1844, a dam was constructed across the rapids in the Rubicon River. A sawmill was built to harness the power that is generated from the flow of the water in order to produce lumber. Railway lines were laid in 1855, connecting Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis and La Crosse. It is said that the community was named after Hartford, Connecticut. However, the community may have received its name from a nearby heart-shaped lake.

Hartford and nearby Attractions

  • Kohler-Andrae State Park
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Aztalan State Park
  • Hoard Historical Museum

Things To Do In Hartford

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Washington County Golf Course or at the Hartford Golf Club. Museums in the area include the Clark House Museum, Milton House Museum and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Local churches include Saint Johns United Church of Christ, the First Congregational Church of Hartford and Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Hartford Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Hartford Higher Education

Higher education is available from Waukesha County Technical College, Cardinal Stritch University and Marquette University.

People

Total Population 14,271
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 7,588
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,268
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $770
Median House Value $175,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 12.4%

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

Hartford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 53027
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.317
Longitude -88.378

Hartford 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 HARTFORD 2 W
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station GERMANTOWN
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station BEAVER DAM
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hustisford 1,212 $61,250
Iron Ridge 986 $63,750
Jackson 6,808 $75,694
Merton 3,492 $135,833
Neosho 610 $68,750
Slinger 5,148 $81,161

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

Hartford Public Libraries

Library
Hartford Public Library
115 N. MAIN ST.
Hartford, Wisconsin
(262) 673-8240

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Hartford Hospitals

AURORA MED CENTER-WASHINGTON COUNTY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1032 E SUMNER ST
(262) 673-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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805 CEDAR ST
262-673-8950
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,684 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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