Hartford, Connecticut 

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0.0% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

93.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut is the capital of The Constitution State. Filled with a rich history and plenty of cultural attractions, Hartford is an ideal destination for travelers and those looking to settle down. With its award-winning restaurants, world-class museums, exciting nightlife options, and numerous parks for outdoor walks and activities, this city has something for everyone. From its art galleries to university life and events like the Hartford International Jazz festival, there's no shortage of things to do in Hartford. From beautiful architecture to vibrant culture throughout the year, Hartford won't disappoint! Capital city - North-central Connecticut along the Connecticut River, 40 miles from the Long Island Sound.
Zip Codes: 06106 06114 06112 06105 06120 06103
Cost of Living: -6.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level

Stable economy
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Cultural diversity
Low job growth
Cost of living
Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area

As a state capital and center for the insurance industry, Hartford has a long and colorful history as a colonial center and prosperous industrial-era city. The first insurance company was established here in the late 1700’s, and The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, established in 1866, charted the course for industrial safety. Today Hartford is home to 35 insurance companies, including AETNA and The Hartford, which provide stable employment. The area is also headquarters to conglomerate United Technologies but most manufacturing has disappeared from the Hartford landscape and it has become a center for “knowledge” industries.


The unemployment rate in Hartford is 14.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hartford jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Hartford's cost of living is 6.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hartford's Cost of Living

June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Hartford, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Hartford county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.1% to 35.4%. More Voting Stats

Hartford's population is 121,562 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Hartford is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.2%.

Hartford public schools spend $24,074 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Hartford. More Education

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Housing Market in Hartford

It's a good time to buy in Hartford. Home Appreciation is up 10.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Hartford is .

Reviews for Hartford   23 Reviews
Love Hart - 8/20/2022
I love Hartford. Any naysayer is not appreciating the very real and new energy that is revitalizing the city. In conjunction with a wonderful location, relatively mild... Read More

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Hartford - 100 Nuts and a Squirrel - 2/6/2021
I lived in CT for about 7 years, and this place is depressing, lonely, and boring. My only entertainment in Hartford, were the Library branches for books and movies. The... Read More

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