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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Hartford is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 14,761. Hartford is in Washington County. Living in Hartford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hartford there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hartford and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hartford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$806
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Hartford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    6.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    79
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    65.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,258
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Hartford

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,533
National
$55,322
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Hartford Reviews

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I moved out to Hartford, WI about 10 years ago. I grew up in the Milwaukee area so I wasn't sure how I'd like living in such a smaller town. Turns out it is great! People are really nice, it's small town but big enough were you are not knowing about everybody. My 2 girls love it here. They like seeing their friends at the store, they live the schools and the local Boys & Girls Club. There are a couple bigger stores in town but mostly mom and pop stores. There are two wonderful ice cream shoppes that take you back to simpler times. And the best restaurant called The Mineshaft. Great food and entertainment. Best and cheapest fish fry around at $4.99! All around there is great things here in Hartford!
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The area is nice and features lots of areas for night activities as well as family friendly scenes. There are a wide variety of parks and public spaces. In addition, the area restaurants are well run and serve fantastic food and drinks!
Born and raised in Hartford! I loved growing up here. I moved away just a town over and started a family. Now we're looking at houses to move back! It has all the amenities you need but still a small town atmosphere.