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Hartford city, Connecticut

Hartford city, Connecticut
Nickname(s):The Insurance Capital of the World, The Heartbeat, New England's Rising Star
Named:1637
Incorporated:1784
Consolidated:1896
Population
- Total:124.775 (2010)
- Density:6.931,9/sq mi (2.712,5/sq km)
Area code(s):860
Time zone:EST (UTC−5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC−4)
Website:www.hartford.gov
Area
- Total:19 sq mi (48 sq km)
- Land:18 sq mi (46 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (2 sq km)
- % water:4,17 %
Latitude:+41.7660453
Longitude:-072.6833394

Quick information summary of the Hartford city area.

Hartford city is located in the state of Connecticut. It occupies the area of 19 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 18 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Hartford city lies at +41.7660453, -072.6833394 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 124.775 living in the Hartford city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : Black or African American (38.73%), White (29.82%) and Some Other Race (23.78%). Median age is 29 for the males and 31 for the females.

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the third largest city in the state (after New Haven and Bridgeport). It is the seventh largest city in New England. In 2010, the city had a population of 124,775. Hartford is culturally and economically connected with Springfield, Massachusetts and the two cities together make the second largest metropolitan area in New England, the Hartford-Springfield Metropolitan Area. This area is also known as the “Knowledge Corridor” due to a large number of universities and colleges.

The city is situated on the Connecticut River and belongs to the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5). It was incorporated in 1784 and consolidated in 1896.

Hartford is known by the nickname “The Insurance Capital of the World” due to a large number of insurance companies based in the city. Other nicknames include “The Heartbeat” and “New England’s Rising Star.”

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Statistical data for the Hartford city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
124,775
White alone
37,20529.82 %
Black or African American alone
48,33138.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7770.62 %
Asian alone
3,4372.75 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
620.05 %
Some Other Race alone
29,66723.78 %
Two or More races
5,2964.24 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Hartford city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Hartford city part within the Subdivision
Hartford County 894.014- Hartford city part124.775
Hartford town 124.775- Hartford city part124.775

Profile of the Hartford city

Hartford History

Hartford is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the United States. The first explorer to venture into the area of present-day Hartford was Adriaen Block in 1614. The first trading posts were founded by the Dutch of the New Netherland colony in 1623, however twenty years later they abandoned it. The initial post was located at the confluence of the Connecticut and Park rivers, and the site is still today known as Dutch Point. The English came founded their first settlement in 1634, naming it Newtown. The settlement was renamed Hartford a couple of years later, after Hertford, England, the hometown of one of the settlers.

Connecticut is sometimes known as the “Constitution State.” This is in reference to the fact that Pastor Thomas Hooker wrote a document called Fundamental Orders of Connecticut in 1639 insisting that the people should be those who govern, not some higher power. The conception of self-rule was new at the time in America and it was later included as one of the crucial elements not only in the Connecticut Constitution but also partly in the U.S. Constitution.

The Hartford Convention of 1814 gathered delegated from all over New England to discuss the possibility of secession from the United States. The proposal was not accepted. Throughout the 19th century Hartford was known as a strong abolitionist center. One of the most powerful abolitionist families were the Beechers - the Reverend Lyman Beecher was a minister who frequently delivered passionate anti-slavery speeches, and so did his son, also a pastor. His daughter Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” a powerful anti-slavery book and one of the most important pieces in the American literature. In 1860, when Abraham Lincoln visited Hartford, the local abolitionists held the first in the series of nation-wide political and celebratory parades called Wide Awakes.

Hartford was the site of the deadliest fire disasters in the American history when in 1944 the roof of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus took fire during an afternoon performance, killing 169 people and injuring more than 700.

In 1987, Carrie Saxon Perry was elected mayor of Hartford, becoming the first female African-American mayor of a major US town in history.

After the World War II, there was a significant influx of Puerto Rican immigrants to Hartford, and their community is today one of the most important ones in the city.

The 1950s marked the beginning of a process in which more and more residents and families moved to suburbs outside Hartford, while mostly still holding jobs in the city. The city started to decline and only in 1980, with a new economy boom, the plans were made to revitalize the city by building new skyscrapers and renewing the urban landscape. However, the recession brought new development to a halt and many of the planned buildings were never constructed. Constitution Plaza became an office park and many of the city’s department stores closed as the suburban malls flourished in the area.

in 1997, Hartford lost the National Hockey League franchise, the Hartford Whalers, to Raleigh, NC, but the efforts are currently being made to bring the franchise back to Hartford.

Geography and Climate

Hartford is located on the Connecticut River which separates it from the adjacent East Hartford. There used to be another river in the city, called the Park River, which formed a boundary between northern and southern sections of the city, but today it is mostly closed off by flood protection projects. Hartford occupies an area of 18 square miles and borders with towns of Windsor, West Windsor, Newington, East Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield.

Hartford has a humid continental climate. The summers are typical for New England- hot and humid, and the winters are cold with frequent snowfall. Thunderstorms often occur in the summer and tend to be severe, while tornadoes are very rare. Hartford was by the 1938 New England Hurricane and also by the 2011 Hurricane Irene, when it suffered extensive damage.

Population of Hartford

The largest racial demographic group in Hartford is Hispanic or Latino (45%), followed by African American (40%), White (18%), Asian (1.6%), Native American (0.54%), Pacific Islander (0.11%), other races (28.5%) and two or more races (5.4%). The city has a largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the USA, after Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Politically, the city is predominantly Democrat.

Hartford Economy

As for the economy, Hartford has traditionally been an international insurance center, with major companies including Uniprise, Hartford Steam Boiler, Travelers, Aetna, The Phoenix Companies, The Hartford and the Lincoln National Corporation. Up until the 1950s, Hartford was also a large industrial center, mostly focusing on precision manufacturing. However, once thriving industrial hub, the city has recently lost most of its major factories and industrial establishments. Other important economy sectors in the city include research, health care and education.

In 2011 Hartford had the highest GDP per capita in the world while in 2004 it ranked second in per capita economic activity, after San Francisco.

Education and Culture in Hartford

The most notable institution of higher education in Hartford is certainly Trinity College. Other important institutions include Capital Community College, the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Hartford Seminary.

Some of the important cultural institutions and historic sites in the city include Wadsworth Atheneum, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Armsmear, Aetna Headquarters, State Capitol Building, the Mark Twain House, Bushnell Park and Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

Transportation

Hartford area is serviced by the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. Interstate buses are operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus, while Chinatown Bus Lines provide a direct link to New York City. Amtrak has lines to New Haven and to Vermont. Interstate highways that run through Hartford are I-91 and I-84.

Statistical data for the Hartford city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
124,775
White alone
37,20529.82 %
Black or African American alone
48,33138.73 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7770.62 %
Asian alone
3,4372.75 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
620.05 %
Some Other Race alone
29,66723.78 %
Two or More races
5,2964.24 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
124,775
Not Hispanic or Latino
70,59056.57 %
Hispanic or Latino
54,18543.43 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
124,775
Not Hispanic or Latino
70,59056.57 %
White alone
19,76528.00 %
Black or African American alone
44,22362.65 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3090.44 %
Asian alone
3,3474.74 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
270.04 %
Some Other Race alone
8511.21 %
Two or More races
2,0682.93 %
Hispanic or Latino
54,18543.43 %
White alone
17,44032.19 %
Black or African American alone
4,1087.58 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4680.86 %
Asian alone
900.17 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
350.06 %
Some Other Race alone
28,81653.18 %
Two or More races
3,2285.96 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
30
Male
29
Female
31

Household Type

Total
45,124
Family households
26,75359.29 %
Husband-wife family
10,20838.16 %
Other family
16,54561.84 %
Male householder, no wife present
3,01818.24 %
Female householder, no husband present
13,52781.76 %
Nonfamily households
18,37140.71 %
Householder living alone
14,94181.33 %
Householder not living alone
3,43018.67 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Hartford city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Hartford city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Hartford city center

Airport

  • Rentschler Airport [3.17 mi] [5.1 km]
  • Hartford Hospital Heliport [0.84 mi] [1.35 km]

Bridge

  • Charter Oak Bridge [1.71 mi] [2.75 km]

Building

  • Austin Arts Center [1.16 mi] [1.87 km]
  • Ruth B P Burlingame Research Library [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Trinity College Library [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • Hartford Regional YMCA [1.02 mi] [1.65 km]
  • Hartford Hospital Health Sciences Library [0.79 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Park Branch Hartford Public Library [0.73 mi] [1.18 km]
  • Convent Mary Immaculate [1.83 mi] [2.94 km]
  • Armswear [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]
  • Dwight Branch Hartford Public Library [1.38 mi] [2.22 km]
  • Fire Station Number 6 [1.08 mi] [1.74 km]
  • Engine Company 6 Fire Station [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Aetna Ambulance Service [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Hartford Fire Department Company 8 [0.64 mi] [1.03 km]
  • Hartford Fire Department Company 1 [0.67 mi] [1.08 km]
  • Capitol Region Education Council Resource Center [0.93 mi] [1.5 km]
  • West Hartford Fire Chief's Office [3.06 mi] [4.93 km]
  • Saint Peters Convent [0.75 mi] [1.21 km]

Cemetery

  • Zion Hill Cemetery [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]

Church

  • Broadview Community Church [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • New Testament Tabernacle [0.95 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Christ Lutheran Church [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]
  • Iglesia Pentecostal Eden [1.33 mi] [2.14 km]
  • Iglesia Pentecostal Mahangin [0.8 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Grace Episcopal Church [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]
  • Saint Francis Saint Clare Church [2.59 mi] [4.18 km]
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Church [1.55 mi] [2.5 km]
  • Boulevard Baptist Church [3.18 mi] [5.12 km]
  • Salvation Army [0.7 mi] [1.13 km]
  • Ebenezer Christian Church [0.68 mi] [1.1 km]
  • Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal [0.75 mi] [1.21 km]
  • Saint Pauls Methodist Episcopal Church [1.52 mi] [2.45 km]
  • Church of God Pentecostal [0.66 mi] [1.06 km]
  • Sanctuary Temple Deliverance Church [0.62 mi] [1 km]
  • Emanuel Church [0.63 mi] [1.02 km]
  • Good Shepherd Church [0.97 mi] [1.55 km]
  • Emmanuel Assembly of God Church [2.06 mi] [3.31 km]
  • Hispanic Baptist Church [0.6 mi] [0.97 km]
  • Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius Church [0.74 mi] [1.19 km]
  • South Congregational Church [0.6 mi] [0.96 km]
  • Religious Society of Friends Church [2.41 mi] [3.88 km]
  • Sisters of Mercy Church [1.78 mi] [2.86 km]
  • Saint Peters Church [0.59 mi] [0.95 km]

Crossing

  • Interchange 29 [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]

Dam

  • Bell Pond Dam [1.26 mi] [2.02 km]

Hospital

  • Institute of Living [1.04 mi] [1.68 km]
  • Connecticut Childrens Medical Center [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]
  • Hartford Hospital [0.83 mi] [1.33 km]

Locale

  • Colt Pier [1.93 mi] [3.11 km]
  • Dutchtown (historical) [1.46 mi] [2.35 km]
  • Prospect Shopping Plaza Shopping Center [1.96 mi] [3.16 km]
  • 467 Main Street Shopping Center [2.21 mi] [3.56 km]
  • East Hartford Shopping Center [2.19 mi] [3.52 km]
  • Park Plaza Shopping Center [0.91 mi] [1.46 km]

Park

  • Franklin Green [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]
  • Colt Park [1.17 mi] [1.88 km]
  • Sterling Field [2.39 mi] [3.85 km]
  • Nicholas Forum Park [3.63 mi] [5.85 km]
  • Dillon Stadium [1.42 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Kennedy Memorial Park [2 mi] [3.22 km]
  • Porter Memorial Park [0.84 mi] [1.36 km]
  • Pope Park [1.07 mi] [1.72 km]
  • Coltsville Historic District [1.22 mi] [1.96 km]
  • Barnaby Park [0.79 mi] [1.27 km]
  • South Green [0.78 mi] [1.25 km]
  • Nofeldt Little League [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Charter Oak Tree Site [0.73 mi] [1.17 km]
  • Elizabeth Shea Park [2.53 mi] [4.08 km]
  • Charter Oak Tree Memorial Park [0.71 mi] [1.15 km]
  • Frog Hollow Historic District [0.48 mi] [0.77 km]

Populated Place

  • Tudor Village [3.71 mi] [5.97 km]
  • Dutch Point Colony [1 mi] [1.6 km]
  • Smith Tower Housing [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]

Reservoir

  • Bell Pond [1.26 mi] [2.02 km]

School

  • Thomas J McDonough School [1.38 mi] [2.22 km]
  • Sedgwick Middle School [3.82 mi] [6.15 km]
  • Smith School [2.33 mi] [3.76 km]
  • Kinsella Elementary School [1.29 mi] [2.07 km]
  • Saints Cyril and Methodius School [0.9 mi] [1.44 km]
  • La Salette Seminary [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • New Park Avenue School [1.42 mi] [2.29 km]
  • Saint Peters School [0.76 mi] [1.23 km]
  • Parkville Community School [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Kingswood School [2.74 mi] [4.41 km]
  • Sanchez School [0.6 mi] [0.97 km]
  • Hall High School [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]
  • Saint Anns School [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Harris School (historical) [0.53 mi] [0.86 km]
  • Kinsella School [0.72 mi] [1.17 km]
  • R E Betances School [0.72 mi] [1.17 km]
  • Whitman School [2.93 mi] [4.72 km]

Stream

  • Willow Brook [2.08 mi] [3.34 km]
  • Hockanum River [1.72 mi] [2.77 km]
  • Park River [1.11 mi] [1.78 km]
  • North Branch Park River [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]
  • South Branch Park River [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]

Summit

  • Gallows Hill (historical) [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]

Tower

  • WRTC-FM (Hartford) [1.06 mi] [1.71 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
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East HartfordSilver Lane06138
HartfordA A R P Pharmacy06167
HartfordAetna Insurance06160
HartfordAetna Life06156
HartfordAllstate06153
HartfordBank Of America06180, 06151, 06150
HartfordBarry Square06114
HartfordBlue Hills06112
HartfordC T Mutual Insurance Co06154
HartfordCentral06103
HartfordCt Dept Of Motor Vehicles06161
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HartfordHartford Insurance Group06155
HartfordHartford Natl Bank06150
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HartfordIRS06176
HartfordMain Office06104, 06115
HartfordTravelers Ins06183
HartfordUnity Plaza06120
HartfordWest Hartford06106, 06105
HartfordWethersfield06161
New HartfordBakersville06057
New HartfordNepaug06057
New HartfordNew Hartford06057
NewingtonHartford06131, 06111
West HartfordBishop's Corner06117
West HartfordBishops Cor06137
West HartfordBishops Corner06137
West HartfordCorbins Corner06110
West HartfordElmwood06110, 06133
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West HartfordWest Hartfrd06137, 06133, 06110, 06119, 06117, 06127, 06107
WethersfieldHartford06109, 06129

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