Hartford 45 Poor
Hartford Livability #143 ranked city in Connecticut#28,936 ranked city in the USARanks better than 1% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Hartford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Hartford Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Connecticut
1055% more expensive than the US average
12222% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hartford cost of living
F Hartford Crime Total crime is 135% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
4,10375% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2575% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Hartford crime
F Hartford Employment Household income is 55% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$32,09542% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,36538% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
11%131% higher than the US average
Hartford employment
F Hartford Housing Home value is 41% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$159,10014% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9144% lower than the US average
Home ownership
24%63% lower than the US average
Hartford real estate or Hartford rentals
F Hartford Schools HS graduation rate is 23% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
67%19% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Hartford K-12 schools
F Hartford User Ratings There are a total of 17 ratings in Hartford
Overall user rating
38% 17 total ratings
User reviews rating
38% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
39% 12 total surveys
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      Living in Hartford, CT

      Hartford, Connecticut is a mid-sized city with a population of 124,320 people. Hartford has a population density of 7,153 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (36%) and Black or African American (38%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Hartford are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 36% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Hartford residents is 31, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Hartford is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 37%, of the population (over fifteen) is classified as married.

      Living in Hartford can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Connecticut, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like cost of living, weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Hartford and in the areas around Hartford is a much easier task.

      Hartford, CT receives 48/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #143 in Connecticut and #28,900 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. Hartford has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Hartford has received high marks for amenities (A+). There are some categories that Hartford does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Hartford, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Mark Twain House, Wadsworth Atheneum, and Connecticut Science Center.

      The Hartford unemployment rate (0%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Hartford. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Hartford are affordable. Median real estate prices in Hartford come in at $159,100, which is 40.9% lower than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hartford, the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 31.6% higher than the Connecticut average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Hartford area were -0.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were -0%.

      Hartford transportation information

      Average one way commute23min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work59.2%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.3%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit15.1%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk6.5%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Hartford, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).