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Hartford, Connecticut (CT) Poverty Rate Data
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31.4% of Hartford, CT residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 69.4% greater than the poverty level of 9.6% across the entire state of Connecticut. Taking into account residents not living in families, 27.0% of high school graduates and 46.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 28.7% among disabled males and 35.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 91.5%. For comparison, it was 68.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Hartford, CT

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Hartford:

31.4%
Whole state:

9.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Hartford:

15.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Hartford:

28.7%
Connecticut:

10.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 26.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Hartford:

29.0%
Connecticut:

29.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Hartford:

35.5%
Connecticut:

14.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 26.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Hartford:

31.3%
Connecticut:

30.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

91.5%
Residents above poverty level:

68.9%

Poverty by age in Hartford, CT

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Hartford
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Hartford,CT (percentage below poverty level)
  • 57.2%Under 5 years
  • 21.3%5 years
  • 44.5%6 to 11 years
  • 28.7%12 to 14 years
  • 3.8%15 years
  • 39.9%16 and 17 years
  • 40.1%18 to 24 years
  • 12.8%25 to 34 years
  • 25.6%35 to 44 years
  • 22.2%45 to 54 years
  • 31.7%55 to 64 years
  • 24.8%65 to 74 years
  • 7.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Hartford
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Hartford,CT (percentage below poverty level)
  • 40.2%Under 5 years
  • 56.5%5 years
  • 39.1%6 to 11 years
  • 39.9%12 to 14 years
  • 53.2%15 years
  • 45.5%16 and 17 years
  • 42.2%18 to 24 years
  • 31.4%25 to 34 years
  • 31.1%35 to 44 years
  • 23.6%45 to 54 years
  • 32.3%55 to 64 years
  • 24.8%65 to 74 years
  • 21.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Hartford, CT
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Hartford,CT (% below half of poverty level)
  • 21.9%Under 5 years
  • 20.1%5 years
  • 22.6%6 to 11 years
  • 20.0%12 to 14 years
  • 22.7%15 years
  • 18.1%16 and 17 years
  • 20.7%18 to 24 years
  • 14.0%25 to 34 years
  • 13.0%35 to 44 years
  • 11.5%45 to 54 years
  • 10.9%55 to 64 years
  • 6.1%65 to 74 years
  • 6.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Hartford, CT

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Hartford, CT
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Hartford, CT (%)
  • 18.3%White
  • 25.6%Black
  • 45.9%American Indian
  • 22.5%Asian
  • 38.8%Other race
  • 30.2%2+ races
  • 40.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Hartford, CT
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Hartford, CT (absolute numbers)
  • 2,585White
  • 11,073Black
  • 181American Indian
  • 872Asian
  • 11,909Other race
  • 2,1472+ races
  • 21,989Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 35.3%Below poverty level
  • 64.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 19.0%Below poverty level
  • 81.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Hartford, CT

Children below poverty level:
Hartford, Connecticut:

41.4%
State:

12.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Hartford:

27.0%
Connecticut:

12.7%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Hartford:

46.7%
Connecticut:

32.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 18.5%Married-couple family
  • 6.5%Male, no wife present
  • 75.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Hartford not in families by work experience
  • 2.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 24.5%Worked part-time
  • 73.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.3%Both worked full-time
  • 3.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 6.8%Both worked part-time
  • 23.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 54.7%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.4%1995 to 1998
  • 0.6%1990 to 1994
  • 5.8%1980 to 1989
  • 4.2%1970 to 1979
  • 9.4%1960 to 1969
  • 14.4%1950 to 1959
  • 18.1%1940 to 1949
  • 47.2%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 0.8%1995 to 1998
  • 1.3%1990 to 1994
  • 4.4%1980 to 1989
  • 3.7%1970 to 1979
  • 7.9%1960 to 1969
  • 19.0%1950 to 1959
  • 17.3%1940 to 1949
  • 45.3%1939 or earlier
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