East Hartford 63 Below average
East Hartford Livability #126 ranked city in Connecticut#20,009 ranked city in the USARanks better than 31% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ East Hartford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- East Hartford Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than Connecticut
East Hartford
1099% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
East Hartford cost of living
A- East Hartford Crime Total crime is 6% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
1,70731% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5931% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-35%Year over year crime is down
East Hartford crime
F East Hartford Employment Household income is 29% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$50,7508% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,30315% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%59% higher than the US average
East Hartford employment
F East Hartford Housing Home value is 39% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$163,30012% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9601% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%11% lower than the US average
East Hartford real estate or East Hartford rentals
F East Hartford Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
32%35% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:113% lower than the US average
East Hartford K-12 schools
C East Hartford User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in East Hartford
Overall user rating
64% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
57% 5 total surveys
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      Living in East Hartford, CT

      East Hartford is a mid-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. The city has a population of 50,834 inhabitants. East Hartford is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (50%) and Black or African American (28%). Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of East Hartford are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in East Hartford, Connecticut. With useful information like crime, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in East Hartford and in the areas around East Hartford is a much easier task.

      East Hartford, CT receives 60 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #131 in Connecticut and #23,638 in the USA. This is a lower than the US average livability score as East Hartford does not rank well for most categories. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that East Hartford has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+). There are some categories that East Hartford scores poorly for, including: cost of living (D), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., East Hartford has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      East Hartford real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in East Hartford. The median home price for East Hartford homes is $163,300, which is 39.4% lower than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in East Hartford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 15.8% lower 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 East Hartford area were 4.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 1.1%.

      East Hartford transportation information

      StatisticEast HartfordConnecticutNational
      Average one way commute23min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.8%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.9%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.3%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home1.7%4.6%4.6%

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