Hartford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 122,105 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Hartford is the third largest community in Connecticut. Much of the housing stock in Hartford was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hartford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hartford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hartford who work in office and administrative support (12.52%), sales jobs (9.02%), and healthcare suport services (8.42%).
Also of interest is that Hartford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Many people in Hartford take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Hartford citizens for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Hartford are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.89% of adults in Hartford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Hartford in 2018 was $21,163, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,652 for a family of four. However, Hartford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hartford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hartford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hartford, accounting for 44.29% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hartford residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hartford include Jamaican, Italian, Irish, African, and Polish.
Hartford also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.48%.
The most common language spoken in Hartford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.