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  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Hartford is a city in Connecticut with a population of 124,390. Hartford is in Hartford County. Living in Hartford offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hartford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Hartford and residents tend to be liberal.
About Hartford...
Population
124,390

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Hartford Rankings

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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    654.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    23.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    378.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    600.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,839.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    552.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Hartford

Jobs
D-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,841
National
$55,322
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Hartford Reviews

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I was born and raised in the City of Hartford. And, as I begin my 6th steady year of employment in CT's capital, I still enjoy Hartford. Over the past few years, CT has worked hard to expand public transportation. The public school system has transformed tremendously - even the public high schools have specific tracts for learning and development. Hartford County offers great eats - just check out YELP!
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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.
Hartford has a high crime rate. A lot of people are dying because of people killing each other over small arguments or things that are absolutely unnecessary. Some good things about Hartford are people that are close protect each other and on the streets, they lead each other on the right path. If the crime rate drops here then Hartford would be a better place but right now too much violence is happening and its making people scared to even leave their houses.