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Hartford County, Connecticut (CT)

County population in 2017: 895,388 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 857,183 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 167,361
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 62,559
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 215,253
Renter-occupied apartments: 120,934 (it was 119,845 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%

Land area: 735 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 1217 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hartford County: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (26.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Hartford County, CT (2017)
    • 546,61763.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 161,37718.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 116,25513.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 48,1145.6%Asian alone
    • 18,4142.1%Two or more races
    • 2,9930.3%Some other race alone
    • 1,6180.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Connecticut median age:

40.9 years
Males: 435,142  (48.6%)
Females: 460,246  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Hartford County:

2.0 people
Connecticut:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,429 ($50,756 in 1999)
This county:

$70,429
Connecticut:

$74,168

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $913 (lower quartile is $717, upper quartile is $1,162)
This county:

$913
State:

$963


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $241,000 (it was $142,500 in 2000)
Hartford:

$241,000
Connecticut:

$273,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,100 - $339,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $292,118
Here:

$292,118
State:

$405,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,065
Here:

$210,065
State:

$255,988

In 2-unit structures: $243,494
Here:

$243,494
State:

$257,568

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,017
Here:

$178,017
State:

$220,956

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,559
Here:

$217,559
State:

$213,749

Mobile homes: $174,567
Here:

$174,567
State:

$156,769

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,820
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $813

Institutionalized population: 15,383
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Health of residents in Hartford County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
75.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
80.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
15.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1736 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 1998: 2184 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 1999: 2024 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2000: 1619 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2001: 1732 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2002: 1859 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2003: 1796 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2004: 1979 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2005: 1759 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2006: 1682 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2007: 1148 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2008: 686 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2009: 590 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2010: 630 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2011: 476 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2012: 563 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2013: 601 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2014: 435 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2015: 491 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2016: 553 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2017: 455 buildings, average cost: $216,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Hartford, CT residents
Average permit cost in Hartford, CT
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,414 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,410 (2.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Hartford, CT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hartford, CT in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hartford, CT in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.0%
Hartford County:

11.0%
Connecticut:

9.6%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 48.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 14.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.3 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 42.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, American Indian residents: 31.6 years old, Asian residents: 33.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.1 years old)

Area name: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hartford County is $801 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $979 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1176 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hartford, New Britain, West Hartford, Bristol, Manchester, East Hartford, Enfield, Southington, Glastonbury, Central Manchester.

Hartford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Hartford County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.322 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hartford County: Nutmeg Vineyard and Winery (A), Nathan Hale Birthplace (B), South Coventry Station (C), Wells Woods (D), Sadds Mill (E), Hanks Hill (F), Four Corners (G), Bolton Notch (H), Hop River (I), Town of Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Public Safety Building (J), Willington Fire Department 1 Station 113 (K), Willington Hill Fire Department Station 49 (L), Ellington Fire Marshal's Office (M), Somers Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Station 46 (N), Bolton Fire Department (O), Columbia Volunteer Fire Department (P), Willington Fire Department 1 Station 213 (Q), Mansfield Fire Department Station 307 (R), Willington Fire Marshal's Office (S), Ellington Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: East Brook Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Old Vernon Cemetery (1), Burrows Hill Cemetery (2), Quarryville Cemetery (3), Rindge Cemetery (4), Bolton Center Cemetery (5), Saint Bernards Cemetery (6), Columbia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sweetheart Lake (A), Tankerhoosen Lake (B), Thompson Pond (C), Tinker Pond (D), Varga Pond (E), Clubhouse Pond (F), Warner Pond (G), Wells Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pease Brook (A), Macht Brook (B), Marsh Brook (C), Martins Brook (D), South Willington Brook (E), Skungamaug River (F), Mint Brook (G), Mitchells Brook (H), Rufus Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hartford County include: Bigelow Hollow State Park (1), Bigelow State Park (2), Bolton Notch State Park (3), Valley Falls Park (4), Gay City State Park (5), Henry Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Jimmy Ledges (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Middlesex County, Massachusetts , Norfolk County, Massachusetts , Burt County, Nebraska , Clinton County, Iowa , Geauga County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Connecticut:

4.2%

Unemployment by year in Hartford, CT
County total employment by year in Hartford, CT
County average yearly wages by year in Hartford, CT

Current college students: 48,436
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 141,075 (55.6% naturalized citizens)

Hartford County:

15.8%
Whole state:

14.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 31,4362010 or later
  • 34,3442000 to 2009
  • 29,2901990 to 1999
  • 22,2171980 to 1989
  • 13,6611970 to 1979
  • 29,685Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.9%

Hartford County marital status for males Hartford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 214,993
  • One, attached: 26,122
  • Two: 25,500
  • 3 or 4: 35,351
  • 5 to 9: 20,721
  • 10 to 19: 14,040
  • 20 to 49: 19,809
  • 50 or more: 20,979
  • Mobile homes: 2,249

Housing units in Hartford County with a mortgage: 155,341 (6,930 second mortgage, 20,303 home equity loan, 1,481 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 70,718

Here:

68.9% with mortgage
State:

68.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hartford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,203100
Mainline Protestant73,522183
Evangelical Protestant50,619214
Other28,18394
Black Protestant8,44626
Orthodox3,66513
None451,376-
Hartford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 215
Hartford County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 92
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Hartford County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 755
This county:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hartford County:

7.4%
Connecticut:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Hartford County:

22.1%
State:

21.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

15.8%

Agriculture in Hartford County:

Average size of farms: 69 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $175,119
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4519.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $128,663
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,745
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 29.72%
Corn for grain: 552 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,822 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 820 acres

Tornado activity:

Hartford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Connecticut state average. It is 4645900.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hartford County-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from Hartford County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.8 miles away from Hartford County center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3361: February 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 3361, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4106: March 21, 2013, FEMA Id: 4106, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3353: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3353, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3342: October 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 3342, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4046: November 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 4046, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4023: September 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 4023, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3331: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3331, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 12, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1958: March 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 1958, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1700: May 11, 2007, FEMA Id: 1700, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Connecticut Snow, Incident Period: February 11, 2006 to February 12, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3266: May 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 3266, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hartford County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hartford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 418,809 (81.7%)
  • Carpooled: 43,339 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14,478 (2.8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 87 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 71 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 4,481 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1,349 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 10,097 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 19,632 (3.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Jamaica (14%)
  • India (10%)
  • Poland (9%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • Italy (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hartford County


  • Italian (9%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Jamaican (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hartford County, Connecticut in 2000:

  • 10,525 people in nursing homes
  • 6,786 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5,783 people in state prisons
  • 1,489 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 380 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 335 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 316 people in religious group quarters
  • 292 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 210 people in other group homes
  • 170 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 138 people in halfway houses
  • 136 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 100 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 56 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 51 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 39 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 16 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 7 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

People in group quarters in Hartford County, Connecticut in 2010:

  • 8,100 people in college/university student housing
  • 7,834 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5,511 people in state prisons
  • 1,804 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,368 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,095 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 729 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 488 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 355 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 236 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 224 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 195 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 107 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 97 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 30 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 23 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $85,972.

3.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($66,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Connecticut average:

4.51%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($650 average AGI)
Hartford County:

0.04%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

1.78% relocated from other counties in Connecticut ($29,394 average AGI)
2.09% relocated from other states ($36,058 average AGI)
Hartford County:

2.09%
Connecticut average:

2.46%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Haven County, CT  0.53% ($52,965 average AGI)
from Tolland County, CT  0.43% ($58,256)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.32% ($63,792)
from Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($59,252)
from Litchfield County, CT  0.19% ($56,439)
from Fairfield County, CT  0.14% ($71,617)
from New London County, CT  0.12% ($65,322)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($81,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Connecticut average:

5.34%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,656 average AGI)
Hartford County:

0.07%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

1.79% relocated to other counties in Connecticut ($23,569 average AGI)
3.05% relocated to other states ($55,397 average AGI)
Hartford County:

3.05%
Connecticut average:

3.28%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tolland County, CT  0.51% ($59,435 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  0.43% ($54,707)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.37% ($71,069)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.20% ($57,673)
to Hampden County, MA  0.16% ($56,754)
to New London County, CT  0.13% ($78,134)
to Fairfield County, CT  0.11% ($110,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Hartford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hartford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hartford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hartford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hartford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hartford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hartford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hartford County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hartford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 142,318 (121,198 aged, 21,120 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 15,055 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 40.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 5.3
  • Other - 9.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 82.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 29.7
  • Firearm - 24.9
  • Poisoning - 18.5
  • Other - 9.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 895,388
  • In family households: 711,440 (109,439 male householders, 110,132 female householders)
    157,785 spouses, 263,204 children (245,846 natural, 6,958 adopted, 10,400 stepchildren), 14,351 grandchildren, 9,499 brothers or sisters, 14,157 parents, 13,136 other relatives, 19,737 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 158,769 (57,050 male householders (46,212 living alone)), 70,944 female householders (60,462 living alone)), 30,775 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 25,179

Size of family households: 97,185 2-persons, 54,364 3-persons, 43,912 4-persons, 17,077 5-persons, 4,357 6-persons, 2,676 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 106,674 1-person, 18,320 2-persons, 1,772 3-persons, 787 4-persons, 198 5-persons, 130 6-persons, 113 7-or-more-persons.

113,967 married couples with children.
58,145 single-parent households (11,808 men, 46,337 women).

75.4% of residents of Hartford speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
7.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $8,930,719,000 ($10,200 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,151,831,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,092,042,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,256,268,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,389,000
Federal grants: $1,952,220,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,169,848,000 ($3,000,410,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $434,953,000 ($77,565,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $64,008,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $600,301,000
Federal Government insurance: $401,920,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 55,213
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 41,261
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17,199
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+22 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -9,892
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hartford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 44.69 millions of gallons per day (49% from ground, 51% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Year house built in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • 3,8082014 or later
  • 3,8912010 to 2013
  • 22,5282000 to 2009
  • 25,3071990 to 1999
  • 45,4101980 to 1989
  • 50,0791970 to 1979
  • 60,9191960 to 1969
  • 62,3741950 to 1959
  • 25,3121940 to 1949
  • 80,1361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • 2211 room
  • 3792 rooms
  • 3,0573 rooms
  • 17,4074 rooms
  • 41,1705 rooms
  • 50,6566 rooms
  • 43,7307 rooms
  • 34,2408 rooms
  • 35,1999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • 6,6381 room
  • 9,7692 rooms
  • 25,7743 rooms
  • 34,9914 rooms
  • 25,9095 rooms
  • 11,9956 rooms
  • 3,1767 rooms
  • 1,7568 rooms
  • 1,4989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • 221no bedroom
  • 5,2721 bedroom
  • 44,2382 bedrooms
  • 108,7373 bedrooms
  • 55,2294 bedrooms
  • 12,3625+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • 6,883no bedroom
  • 37,8171 bedroom
  • 48,8132 bedrooms
  • 23,2893 bedrooms
  • 3,9054 bedrooms
  • 7995+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hartford County, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hartford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hartford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5,992no vehicle
  • 59,0651 vehicle
  • 103,7932 vehicles
  • 41,0493 vehicles
  • 12,3444 vehicles
  • 3,8165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hartford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hartford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 28,541no vehicle
  • 62,8611 vehicle
  • 25,0922 vehicles
  • 3,9393 vehicles
  • 7064 vehicles
  • 3675+ vehicles

87.8% of Hartford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Connecticut.

Hartford County:

87.8%
State average:

88.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 499,694
  • Other state: 209,288
  • Northeast: 138,612
  • Midwest: 20,183
  • South: 37,598
  • West: 12,895
Year householders moved into unit in Hartford County, CT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hartford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 43.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.8%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 13.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,913
Here:

7.0%
Connecticut:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,006
Here:

12.4%
Connecticut:

12.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12,952
Here:

25.9%
Connecticut:

32.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 17,985
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,455
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 15,530
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,520
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10,780
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 4,685
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5,409
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 8,410
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 220 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,864$190,3874,052$215,33118,705$205,1631,750$81,80658$1,065,190595$147,42740$60,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED195$190,626330$247,1581,806$199,274264$61,7352$775,00089$150,53911$49,818
APPLICATIONS DENIED573$182,695602$187,0616,345$202,514928$58,51521$313,667402$146,92329$54,103
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN375$190,477434$211,6663,515$208,653167$105,43110$3,562,100136$157,4931$45,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS105$185,105132$221,5911,021$211,93459$83,6782$1,150,00030$171,83314$48,214
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 184 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED681$232,379423$248,5864$153,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED252$232,591226$254,0005$193,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED141$229,539130$241,7773$132,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$235,50044$269,6590$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$199,15811$242,5450$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hartford, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hartford, CT - Value
Most common first names in Hartford County, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7,92781.4 years
John7,73275.1 years
Joseph5,62175.7 years
William4,67574.5 years
Helen3,59180.8 years
Robert3,29970.7 years
James3,24572.7 years
Anna3,23383.4 years
Edward2,97974.4 years
George2,87575.6 years
Most common last names in Hartford County, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,48176.8 years
Smith1,39875.0 years
Brown81075.4 years
Anderson79977.6 years
Williams72473.0 years
Miller59676.8 years
Jones55573.1 years
Sullivan51177.1 years
Davis48273.7 years
Martin46774.3 years
Businesses in Hartford County, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven15Johnny Rockets1
ALDI3Jones New York16
ALDO2Journeys1
AMF Bowling1Justice5
AT&T12KFC9
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kincaid1
Abercrombie Kids2Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware6Kohl's5
Advance Auto Parts7LA Fitness3
Aeropostale4La Quinta2
American Eagle Outfitters6La-Z-Boy8
Ann Taylor6Lane Bryant2
Apple Store1Lane Furniture8
Applebee's2LensCrafters7
Arby's4Little Caesars Pizza2
Ashley Furniture2Long John Silver's2
AutoZone7Lowe's4
Avenue2Macy's3
Bakers1Marriott12
Banana Republic2Marshalls7
Barnes & Noble6MasterBrand Cabinets59
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's29
Bath & Body Works3Men's Wearhouse2
Bebe1Motel 63
Bed Bath & Beyond6Motherhood Maternity5
Ben & Jerry's2New Balance18
Best Western1New York & Co1
Blockbuster7Nike17
Brooks Brothers3Nissan4
Brookstone2Nordstrom1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy4
Burger King16Olive Garden2
CVS36On The Border1
Cache1Outback4
Casual Male XL2Outback Steakhouse4
Catherines1Pac Sun2
Charlotte Russe2Panera Bread6
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's4Payless10
Chipotle2Penske4
Circle K2PetSmart3
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports5
Clarks3Pizza Hut4
Cold Stone Creamery1Plato's Closet3
Coldwater Creek3Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos2
Costco1RadioShack15
Crate & Barrel1Ramada1
Curves2Raymour & Flanigan2
DHL2Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen6Red Robin2
Days Inn3Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry8Rite Aid12
Dennys3Ruby Tuesday8
Domino's Pizza6Sam's Club1
DressBarn5Sears7
Dressbarn4Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts100Sheraton1
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts1
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel9
Express3Staples6
Extended Stay America1Starbucks23
Extended Stay Deluxe1Stop & Shop19
Famous Footwear5Subaru2
Fashion Bug2Subway40
FedEx122Super 83
Finish Line2T-Mobile27
Firestone Complete Auto Care6T.G.I. Driday's3
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx7
Ford5Taco Bell10
Forever 211Talbots4
GNC13Target4
GameStop10The Cheesecake Factory1
Gap6The Limited1
Goodwill1The Room Place6
Gymboree4Torrid1
H&M1Toyota4
H&R Block20Toys"R"Us8
Hilton9True Value8
Holiday Inn5U-Haul11
Hollister Co.2UPS139
Home Depot8Urban Outfitters2
HomeTown Buffet2Verizon Wireless10
Honda3Victoria's Secret5
Hot Topic3Volkswagen4
Howard Johnson1Walgreens18
Hyundai1Walmart6
IHOP2Wendy's13
J. Jill4Wet Seal1
J.Crew3Whole Foods Market2
JCPenney1Wine & Spirits3
JoS. A. Bank4YMCA8

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  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"