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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,350
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+7,375
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,151

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,747
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$776
Median House Value$174,400

Ancestry

German53.2%
Irish13.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
Polish11.6%
Norwegian6.3%
Italian5.5%
English5.5%
French Except Basque4.5%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Czech1%
Danishn0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Russian0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
African0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Hartford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes53027
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.32
Approximate Longitude-88.38

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 2 W
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationBEAVER DAM
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hustisford983$69,861
Iron Ridge896$75,769
Jackson6,839$79,632
Merton3,535$146,750
Neosho667$68,438
Slinger5,190$83,013

Hartford Public Libraries

Jack Russell Memorial Library
100 PARK AVE.
Hartford, Wisconsin
(262) 673-8240

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Hartford Hospitals

Aurora Med Center-washington County
(Non-profit)
1032 E Sumner St
(262) 673-2300

Hartford Public Schools

Addison Elementary
5050 Indian Rd
ZIP: 53027
(262) 644-8037
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Central Middle
1100 Cedar St
ZIP: 53027
(262) 673-8040
Middle
Total Enrollment 511
Erin Elementary
6901 County Highway O
ZIP: 53027
(262) 673-3720
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Rossman Elementary
600 Highland Ave
ZIP: 53027
(262) 673-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Lincoln Elementary
755 S Rural St
ZIP: 53027
(262) 673-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Hartford High
805 Cedar St
ZIP: 53027
(262) 670-3200
High
Total Enrollment 1423

Hartford Private Schools

St Augustine School
1810 County Road Cc
ZIP: 53027
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Peace Lutheran School
1025 Peace Lutheran Dr
ZIP: 53027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 189
St Kilian School
245 High St
ZIP: 53027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
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