C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$890
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%

Hartford Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    670
    273
  • Murder
    26
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    409
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    769
    525
  • Theft
    2,901
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    720
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,630
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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Parts of Hartford are extremely different. You have the Downtown area, which is really well kept, expensive looking, and home to mostly Caucasian people. Then you have "Homocide Hartford" the north end, which is less well kept and full or African Americans, Caribbeans, and Hispanics. When I tell people I'm from CT, they assume I'm from the well-kept, rich areas/counties. No, I am from the north end of Hartford, which is currently going through its 12th homocide of the year. The summer hasn't even started yet! I will never be ashamed of saying I'm from Hartford because it has its pros; I wouldn't be the strong-willed, street smart person that I am today. But being from here has also exposed me to things that most only see in movies. College and "home"? Two completely opposite settings.
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I've lived here all my life and was born in Hartford. There are good and bad about all towns so I will list a few of each. There is a lot of rich history in Hartford and lots of museums, theatres, insurance companies are big here. There are also beautiful parks like Elizabeth park which is famous! As for the bad there are some urban areas that are not the best but the people are pretty harmless. Just mind your own business and enjoy the town for its history and tourism attractions.
I have been living in Hartford for 23 years, and I would like to see a growth in minorities who own businesses in the communities in which they reside. Here in Hartford, fast food restaurants and convenient stores can be seen on every corner. The foods that are obtainable in these restaurants, tend to be highly processed, unhealthy foods, that are cheap and easy to consume but contain a lot of empty calories. I hope that one day we can have healthier alternatives within our communities. Having program workshops in Hartford for the inner city youth and adults that include but are not limited to job training, employment, or education, could help individuals obtain essential information and skills imperative for the success of these individuals.