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Welcome to Hartford ...

The city of Hartford is located in Hartford County<1> and it is the capital of Connecticut.

When the people of Hartford refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hartfordite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hartford has a population of 122,105 people<3> (see below for details).

Hartford was established in 1637.

The community of Hartford is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Hartford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Hartford: (860)

The ZIP codes for Hartford: 06101-06106, 06112, 06114-06115, 06120, 06123, 06126, 06132, 06134, 06140-06147, 06150-06156, 06160-06161, 06167, 06176, 06180, 06183, 06199<5>

Websites for Hartford ...

Official Website:   www.hartford.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.metrohartford.com/

Junior League:   jlhartford.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hartford had an population of 122,105 people. This is a decrease of 2.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hartford had a population of 124,775 people (or 13.96% of the total population of Hartford County). This makes Hartford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hartford represents 3.49% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 124,775 people, the population of Hartford increased 2.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 121,578 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hartford.

Adding Hartford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hartford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hartford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hartford on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hartford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hartford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Hartford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hartford.

Communities near Hartford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hartford.

  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Hartford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<8>
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Hartford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
  • Bristol [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Hartford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<8>
  • Bristol [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Hartford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
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      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<8>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Manchester [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,584 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<8>
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Southington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southington
      • Southington [Hartford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southington

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hartford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hartford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hartford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hartford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hartford. Our list includes 262 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hartford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hartford ...

Looking for more information about Hartford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hartford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hartford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Hartford County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hartford: www.hartford.gov/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Hartford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hartford refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hartford may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hartford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hartford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hartford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hartford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hartford includes: 06101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105, 06112, 06114, 06120, 06123, 06126, 06132, 06134, 06140, 6141, 6142, 6143, 6144, 6145, 6146, 06150, 6151, 6152, 6153, 6154, 6155, 06160, 06167, 06176, 06180, 06183 & 06199.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hartford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hartford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hartford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7708, Longitude: -72.6813    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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