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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population124,390
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+49,322
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married24.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$29,418
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,952
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,034

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,830
% Above Poverty Level69.5%
% Below Poverty Level30.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.8%
% Using Public Transportation15.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.3%
Median Gross Rent$935
Median House Value$162,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.3%
West Indian12.7%
Jamaican10.4%
Italian3.4%
Irish3.1%
African2.1%
Polish1.8%
English1.6%
German1.5%
Guyanese1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
British0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Russian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Hartford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6101, 6103, 6105, 6106, 6112, 6114, 6120, 6152, 6199, 6118, 6108, 6109, 6107, 6110, 6119, 6111, 6117
P.O. Box Zip Codes6115, 6132, 6134, 6140, 6141, 6142, 6143, 6144, 6147, 6102, 6104, 6123, 6126, 6145, 6146, 6128, 6131, 6129, 6127, 6133, 6138, 6137
Company Zip Codes6150, 6151, 6154, 6160, 6167, 6176, 6180, 6183, 6153, 6155, 6156, 6161
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-72.68

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)

StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bristol60,498$80,322
Meriden60,241$73,267
Middletown46,747$87,204
New Britain73,069$51,265
Waterbury109,250$50,571
Winsted7,482$58,962

Hartford Public Libraries

Hartford Public Library
500 MAIN ST.
Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 695-6300

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Hartford Hospitals

Hartford Hospital
(Non-profit)
80 Seymour Street
(860) 545-5000
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
(Non-profit)
282 Washington Street
(860) 545-9000
St Francis Hospital & Medical Center
(Non-profit)
114 Woodland Street
(860) 714-4000

Hartford Public Schools

Capital Preparatory Magnet School
950 Main Street
ZIP: 6103
Other
Total Enrollment 672
Capitol Community College Magnet Academy
950 Main Street
ZIP: 6103
High
Total Enrollment 47
Hartford Prekindergarten Magnet School
960 Main Street
ZIP: 6103
Primary
Total Enrollment 144
High School Inc.
275 Asylum Street
ZIP: 6103
High
Total Enrollment 256
Sports And Medical Sciences Academy
275 Asylum Street
ZIP: 6103
Other
Total Enrollment 702
University High Of Science And Engineering
1265 Asylum Street
ZIP: 6103
High
Total Enrollment 423
Classical Magnet School
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
Other
Total Enrollment 702
Edp - Hphs Academy Of Engineering And Green Technology
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 19
High Step Transition
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 10
Hphs Academy Of Engineering And Green Technology
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 373
Hphs Academy Of Nursing And Health Science
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 394
Hphs Law And Government Academy
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 388
Mdp -hphs Law And Government Academy
55 Forest Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 23
Noah Webster Micro Society School
5 Cone Street
ZIP: 6105
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Opportunity High School
20-28 Sargent Street
ZIP: 6105
High
Total Enrollment 127
West Middle School
927 Asylum Avenue
ZIP: 6105
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
A. I. Prince Technical High School
500 Brookfield Street
ZIP: 6106
High
Total Enrollment 807
Academy Of Aerospace And Engineering
15 Vernon Street
ZIP: 6106
Other
Total Enrollment 636
Autism Program - Environmental Sciences Magnet School At Ma
440 Broadview Terr
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 7
Batchelder School
757 New Britain Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Birth To Three Program
460 Capital Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Burns Latino Studies Academy
195 Putnam Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Discovery Academy
417 Franklin Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Dr. Ramon E. Betances Early Reading Lab School
42 Charter Oak Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Dr. Ramon E. Betances Stem Magnet School
42 Charter Oak Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Middle
Total Enrollment 253
Edp - Betances Early Reading Lab
42 Charter Oak Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Edp - Mcdonough Expeditionary Learning School
111 Hillside Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Middle
Total Enrollment 5
Environmental Sciences Magnet School At Mary M Hooker
200 Sherbrooke Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Expeditionary Learning Academy At Moylan School
101 Catherine Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Greater Hartford Academy Of The Arts High School - Full Ti
15 Vernon Street
ZIP: 6106
High
Total Enrollment 457
Greater Hartford Academy Of The Arts Magnet Middle
140 Huyshope Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Middle
Total Enrollment 328
Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
53 Vernon Street
ZIP: 6106
Other
Total Enrollment 1001
Mcdonough Expeditionary Learning School
111 Hillside Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Middle
Total Enrollment 252
Mdp - Moylan
101 Catherine Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 2
Mdp -batchelder School
757 New Britain Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 12
Montessori Magnet At Moylan School
101 Catherine Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
Montessori Magnet School
1460 Broad Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Parkville Community School
1755 Park Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
R.j. Kinsella Magnet School Of Performing Arts
65 Van Block Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Other
Total Enrollment 884
River Street Early Learning Center (site 2)
34 Sequassen Street
ZIP: 6106
Other
Total Enrollment 64
Sanchez School
176 Babcock Street
ZIP: 6106
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Two Rivers Magnet High School
55 Van Dyke Avenue
ZIP: 6106
Other
Total Enrollment 303
Achievement First Hartford Academy Inc.
305 Greenfield Street
ZIP: 6112
Other
Total Enrollment 954
Autism Program - Fred D. Wish Museum School
350 Barbour Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 24
Autism Program - Sarah J Rawson Elementary School
260 Holcomb Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 12
Breakthrough Magnet School
121 Cornwall Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Capitol Region Mental Health Center
500 Vine Street
ZIP: 6112
Culinary Arts Academy
415 Granby Street
ZIP: 6112
High
Total Enrollment 275
Early Childhood Development Center (ecdc)
395 Lyme Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 28
Journalism And Media Academy Magnet School
415 Granby Street
ZIP: 6112
High
Total Enrollment 190
Jumoke Academy
250 Blue Hills Avenue
ZIP: 6112
Other
Total Enrollment 716
M. L. King School
25 Ridgefield Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Milner Elementary School
104 Vine Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Montessori Magnet School At Annie Fisher
395 Lyme Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School
260 Holcomb Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Simpson-waverly School
55 Waverly Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Stem Magnet School At Annie-fisher
280 Plainfield Street
ZIP: 6112
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Asian Studies Academy
585 Wethersfield Street
ZIP: 6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Autism Program Dr. James H Naylor / Ccsu
639 Franklin Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 23
Bulkeley High School Lower School
300 Wethersfield Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Other
Total Enrollment 489
Bulkeley High School Upper School
300 Wethersfield Avenue
ZIP: 6114
High
Total Enrollment 373
Burr School
400 Wethersfield Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Dr. James H Naylor/ccsu Leadership Academy
639 Franklin Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Edp - Bulkeley High School
300 Wethersfield Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Edp - M.d. Fox
470 Maple Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Middle
Total Enrollment 28
Kennelly School
180 White Street
ZIP: 6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
M. D. Fox Elementary School
470 Maple Avenue
ZIP: 6114
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Mdp - Bulkeley High School
300 Wethersfield Avenue
ZIP: 6114
High
Total Enrollment 21
New Visions Program
250 Wethersfield Ave
ZIP: 6114
High
Total Enrollment 50
Autism Program - Clark School
75 Clark Street
ZIP: 6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 18
Breakthrough Ii Elementary School
150 Tower Ave
ZIP: 6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Clark School
75 Clark Street
ZIP: 6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Fred D. Wish Museum School
350 Barbour Street
ZIP: 6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
ZIP: 6120
High
Total Enrollment 12
Hartford Transitional Learning Academy Elementary
150 Tower Avenue
ZIP: 6120
Renzulli Academy
55 Waverly Street
ZIP: 6120
Middle
Total Enrollment 83
Sand
1750 Main Street
ZIP: 6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Global Communications Academy
305 Greenfield Street
ZIP: 6122
Other
Total Enrollment 621

Hartford Private Schools

Eagle House Educational Program
1680 Albany Ave
ZIP: 6105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Watkinson School
180 Bloomfield Ave
ZIP: 6105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 244
Ss Cyril & Methodius School
35 Groton St
ZIP: 6106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
The Grace S Webb School
200 Retreat Ave
ZIP: 6106
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 112
Oak Hill School
120 Holcomb St
ZIP: 6112
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 86
St Augustine School
20 Clifford St
ZIP: 6114
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
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