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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 123,628. 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
123,628

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Hartford Rankings

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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
    718
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    43
    40.7
  • Robbery
    288.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    491.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,509
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    601.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
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
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Hartford

Jobs
D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,338
National
$55,322
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Hartford Reviews

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My experience with Hartford, CT has not been all that bad. One thing I would like to see the city of Hartford improve on is cleaning up the roads better when the snow comes to make it more efficient for our Connecticut drivers. One thing I admire about Hartford is all of the many different job opportunities they offer from construction to business, if you need a job, I guarantee Hartford, CT has it!
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In my opinion, Hartford is peaceful. The people around are mostly understanding and polite to speak to, but the conditions are scrappy. The traffic can be choppy and places are inconvenient (especially when wait times are long). If you are walking around, you might bump into smokers and those who want spare change. Otherwise, everything would go smoothly. Just be smart.

Buses (CT Transit) are my main source of transportation to head anywhere, and they could be a little cramped and chaotic. This includes buses where most students from different schools would use. Once again you should be smart and take transportation at the right time through planning and/or focusing on when the buses will time. This also goes for places around Downtown to stay safe.
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!