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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,110
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+2,420
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,306

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,725
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$547
Median House Value$57,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Irish10.9%
English9.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Italian1.1%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Hartford City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Blackford County
Standard Zip Codes47348
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.45
Approximate 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)

StationHARTFORD CITY 4 ESE
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationPORTLAND 1 SW
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationFARMLAND 5 NNW
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dunkirk2,341$41,971
Eaton1,725$46,528
Matthews660$40,833
Montpelier1,718$41,094
Shamrock Lakes230$83,750
Upland3,663$72,868

Hartford City Public Libraries

Hartford City Public Library
314 NORTH HIGH STREET
Hartford City, Indiana
(765) 348-1720

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Hartford City Hospitals

Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital
(Non-profit)
410 Pilgrim Blvd
(765) 348-0300

Hartford City Public Schools

Blackford High School
2392 N Sr 3 N
ZIP: 47348
(765) 348-7560
High
Total Enrollment 532
Blackford Junior High School
800 W Van Cleve St
ZIP: 47348
(765) 348-7590
Middle
Total Enrollment 301
North Side Elementary School
400 E Mcdonald
ZIP: 47348
(765) 348-7595
Middle
Total Enrollment 285
Southside Elementary School
1515 S Monroe St
ZIP: 47348
(765) 348-7584
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
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