Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Connecticut
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Connecticut

The 2000 Census showed that Hartford County had a population of 857,183 people. This represented 25.17% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 8 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hartford had a population of 879,835 people. This is an increase of 2.64% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010894,014+4.3%+1.61% since 2009
2009879,835+2.64%+0.4% since 2008
2008876,319+2.23%+0.25% since 2007
2007874,107+1.97%+0.27% since 2006
2006871,743+1.7%+0.2% since 2005
2005870,039+1.5%+0.22% since 2004
2004868,109+1.27% 
2003868,343+1.3%+0.44% since 2002
2002864,497+0.85%+0.38% since 2001
2001861,183+0.47%+0.47% since 2000
---   
2000857,183The Last Census

Hartford County had 353,022 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hartford County has a total area<3> of 750 square miles [1,943 km²]. Of this total, 735 square miles [1,904 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.02%) being water (15.13 square miles [39.19 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hartford County had a population density of 1,165 people per square mile [450 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 8 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hartford County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hartford and the state of Connecticut.

Click here for the Hartford County QuickFact (QF-09003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Hartford County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
HartfordQF-0937000124,060121,5782.04%
HartfordQF-0937070124,060121,5782.04%
New BritainQF-095037070,54871,538-1.38%
New BritainQF-095044070,54871,538-1.38%
BristolQF-090842061,02760,0621.61%
BristolQF-090849061,02760,0621.61%
West HartfordQF-098259060,85263,589-4.3%
ManchesterQF-094470056,38854,7403.01%
East HartfordQF-092263048,63449,575-1.9%
EnfieldQF-092599045,25945,2120.1%
SouthingtonQF-097055042,53439,7287.06%
GlastonburyQF-093124033,35331,8764.63%
NewingtonQF-095214029,81829,3061.75%
WindsorQF-098700029,01428,2372.75%
South WindsorQF-097139026,25824,4127.56%
WethersfieldQF-098490025,76726,271-1.92%
FarmingtonQF-092760025,14423,6416.36%
SimsburyQF-096894023,64823,2341.78%
BloomfieldQF-090591020,69619,5875.66%
BerlinQF-090430020,46718,21512.36%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Hartford County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
LitchfieldQF-09005   W188,728182,1933.59%
MiddlesexQF-09007   SE165,702155,0716.86%
New HavenQF-09009   SW848,006824,0082.91%
New LondonQF-09011   SE266,830259,0882.99%
TollandQF-09013   E150,461136,36410.34%
Hampden (MA)QF-25013   N471,081456,2283.26%

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Connecticut

Search for a Community in Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Hartford County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

- Return to Citation

<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

- Return to Citation

<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hartford. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

- Return to Citation

<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation