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Overview

Introduction to Hartford

Hartford is Connecticut's state capital and is a diverse city, where history, culture, architecture, business, education, and economic development combine to form a very livable place. The city was founded in the early 1600s by Dutch traders who called it the 'House of Hope,' and today it is known as New England's Rising Star. The city is home to the country's first public museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum. Other attractions include the Mark Twain House, the Hartford Stage, the Bushnell Memorial, and the Artists Collective. The city is also home to a number of large corporations, such as Aetna, The Hartford Insurance Group, Phoenix, and St. Paul-Travelers, and United Technologies.

Hartford Culture

Hartford ranks in the top six percent among North American cities for the arts. The city is home to more than 200 cultural, arts, and heritage organizations. The Antiquarian and Landmarks Society offers historical tours of 12 landmark homes in the Hartford area. The Connecticut Fire Museum offers visitors a collection of hundreds of early American firefighting memorabilia. Cinestudio offers a premier movie theater experience with new releases and classic cinema. The Connecticut Repertory Theater offers a wide range of premieres, contemporary plays, American musical theater classics, and great works of dramatic literature. The Connecticut Opera is located in Hartford and is the nation's sixth oldest professional opera company.

Hartford Sports and Leisure

Hartford has a number of golf courses for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. The PGA tour makes a stop at Cromwell, Connecticut, which is a 15 minute drive from Hartford. The golf courses in the area feature picturesque New England settings located both in the city limits and in the surrounding countryside. There are a number of arenas and stadiums in the Hartford area, including Hartford Civic Center, where the Hartford Wolf Pack play hockey and the UConn Basketball team plays. Hartford has the Hartford Fox Force, which is associated with the World Team Tennis Pro League. The city also has the New Britain Rock Cats, which are the AA Eastern League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

Hartford Outdoors

The city of Hartford has an active parks and recreation department, and the city is surrounded by Connecticut forests and state parks. Riverfront Recapture is an organization leading an effort to increase public access to the Connecticut River, including adding a network of parks and public recreational facilities. There are a number of ski areas in the area offering a variety of winter sports opportunities. The countryside surrounding Hartford is laced with rivers, shoreline, history, and culture that all add up to an enjoyable outdoor experience.

Hartford at Night

Hartford has an active nightlife that offers something for everyone. The Greater Hartford Arts Council has a constantly updated calendar of arts, performance, and cultural events. The Hartford Advocate has a calendar of dining, arts, and film to liven up any nighttime outing. The city also has a wide variety of nightclubs, concerts, and comedy shows. Concerts, clubs, and parties are numerous on any given night in the city of Hartford.

People

Total Population 124,795
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 47,709
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 24.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,883
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,923

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,628
% Above Poverty Level 66.6%
% Below Poverty Level 33.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 16.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $890
Median House Value $161,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.8%
US/American 0%
English 1.6%
Irish 3%

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

Hartford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06101, 06103, 06105, 06106, 06107, 06108, 06109, 06110, 06111, 06112, 06114, 06117, 06118, 06119, 06120, 06152, 06199
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06102, 06104, 06115, 06123, 06126, 06127, 06128, 06129, 06131, 06132, 06133, 06134, 06137, 06138, 06140, 06141, 06142, 06143, 06144, 06145, 06146, 06147
Company Zip Codes 06150, 06151, 06153, 06154, 06155, 06156, 06160, 06161, 06167, 06176, 06180, 06183
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.763
Longitude -72.685

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 BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bristol 60,554 $73,927
Meriden 60,439 $65,023
Middletown 47,218 $87,078
New Britain 72,988 $49,493
Waterbury 109,551 $48,177
Winsted 7,753 $60,874

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

Hartford Hospitals

HARTFORD HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
80 SEYMOUR STREET
(860) 545-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
114 WOODLAND STREET
(860) 714-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hartford High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BULKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
300 WETHERSFIELD AVE.
860-695-1000
A Title I School.
Serves 1,673 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

WEAVER HIGH SCHOOL
415 GRANBY ST.
860-695-1640
A Title I School.
Serves 1,264 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

HARTFORD PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
55 FOREST ST.
860-695-1300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

A. I. PRINCE V-T SCHOOL
500 BROOKFIELD ST.
860-951-7112
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 772 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

GREATER HARTFORD CLASSICAL MAGNET SCHOOL
180 BLOOMFIELD AVE.
860-278-5920
A Magnet School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.2

SPORT AND MEDICAL SCIENCES ACADEMY
275 ASYLUM ST.
860-695-6900
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

C. R. E. C.
111 CHARTER OAK AVENUE
860-524-4063
A Special Education School
Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

HARTFORD TRANSITIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY
150 TOWER AVE.
860-695-6020
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

HARTFORD COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER
177 WESTON ST.
860-240-1855
A Non-traditional School
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

HOMEBOUND
153 MARKET STREET
860-695-8000
A Special Education School

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Memorial Arch and State House c1906.

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Memorial Arch and State House c1906.

State House c1906

Travelers Insurance Co. c1907.

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