Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 81% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 70% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 61% 62%
% of adults, Obese 28% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 15% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 13% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 6% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 13% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 9% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 13% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 2.3% for Hartford County, Connecticut; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population 895,699 +/-0 3,588,570 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 194,585 +/-1,737 773,652 +/-3,501
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 21.7% +/-0.2% 21.6% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 140,131 +/-1,876 555,023 +/-3,800
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 15.6% +/-0.2% 15.5% +/-0.1%
Population Female 461,214 +/-150 1,838,300 +/-338
% of Total Population, Female 51.5% +/- 0.0% 51.2% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 151,355 +/-0 537,728 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 16.9% +/-0.0% 15.0% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 566,548 +/-372 2,464,450 +/-1,118
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 63.3% +/- 0.0% 68.7% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 113,377 +/-974 347,674 +/-1,972
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 12.7% +/-0.1% 9.7% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 64,419 +/-1,377 238,718 +/-2,919
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 7.2% +/-0.2% 6.7% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 134,454 +/-3,112 503,209 +/-6,616
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 15.0% +/-0.3% 14.0% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Households 347,207 +/-1,471 1,354,713 +/-3,509
Owner-Occupied Households 222,638 +/-1,841 900,223 +/-5,427
Homeownership Rate 64.1% +/- 0.6% 66.5% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 119,479 +/-2,261 497,925 +/-4,606
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 34.4% +/- 0.7% 36.8% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 309,188 +/-2,904 1,232,084 +/-5,814
% of Households, with a car 89.1% +/- 0.9% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 619,328 +/-103 2,466,129 +/-406
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 66,493 +/-1,833 242,932 +/-3,632
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 10.7% +/-0.3% 9.9% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 228,322 +/-2,954 938,319 +/-6,719
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 36.9% +/-0.5% 38.0% +/-0.3%
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Median Income
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 68,027 +/-895 71,755 +/-473
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 871,828 +/-1,080 3,479,672 +/-773
Population in Poverty 100,830 +/-3,486 360,464 +/-7,432
Poverty Rate 11.6% +/-0.4% 10.4% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 215,478 +/-5,386 812,120 +/-11,234
Low-Income Rate 24.7% +/- 0.6% 23.3% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 192,217 +/-1,785 763,850 +/-3,398
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 31,066 +/-1,568 107,690 +/-2,950
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 16.2% +/- 0.8% 14.1% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 63,115 +/-2,207 229,817 +/-4,298
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 32.8% +/- 1.2% 30.1% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Hartford County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 134,180 +/-492 533,413 +/-645
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 11,172 +/-716 38,003 +/-1,345
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 8.3% +/- 0.5% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 33,205 +/-1,200 122,224 +/-2,324
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 24.7% +/- 0.9% 22.9% +/- 0.4%
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(Raw DataHaven Datasets)

Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0500000US09003
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP03/0500000US09003
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP04/0500000US09003
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP05/0500000US09003