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Hartford
Hartford County, Connecticut

ZipCodes
06103, 06105, 06106, 06112, 06114, 06120

Motto
the Insurance Capital of the World
The Capital of the State of Connecticut



Page Contents for Hartford, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Hartford is approximately 124,060 2009, 124775 2010.
The approximate number of families is 50,644 2000, 45124 2010.
The amount of land area in Hartford is 44.818 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hartford is 17.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.72 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hartford to Washington DC is 308 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Hartford is positioned 41.76 degrees north of the equator and 72.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hartford elevation is 59 feet above sea level.
Hartford per capita income is $ 13,428 2000.
Hartford median income is $ 28,790 2008.
The Hartford median home price is $ 199,900 2008.
Hartford average annual precipitation is 44 inches peryear.
Hartford average annual snowfall is 48 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 25.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 48.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 51.3 degrees F.

Location

about 112 miles from New York City, New York in central Connecticut. Nearby communities include Blue Hills, West Hartford, Wethersfield, East Hartford, Newington, Glastonbury, New Britain and Kensington.
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Climate


in a humid continental climate zone with hot and humid summers and cold winters with frequent snowfall. Thunderstorms occur during summer months with some hail and strong winds.
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History & History Related Items

A Dutch explorer first arrived in 1614 followed by fur traders who came around 1623 to set up a post at Fort Goede Hoop. They left the area about 1654. In 1635, the first English settlers came and called their community Newtown. Only a few years later, in 1637, they renamed their little town Hartford to honor the English town named Hertford.

Hartford is known as the Insurance Capital of the World because of the many insurance company headquarters in the city. It is the main industry of the region.

A Hartford history page with some trivia info.

Hartford history from the Connecticut Historical Society

The Old Statehouse
The building was designed by the noted architect, Charles Bulfinch, and completed in 1796
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The incorporation of Hartford

May 1784 city


Attractions

Learn much more about Hartford at this informative and interesting site.

Landmarks in Hartford.

The Hartford Symphony

Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
Held each year in early August.
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Economy & Industry


Hartford is known as the insurance capital of the world. Many insurance companies have their headquarters here though some have moved to nearby areas still in the county.
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Hartford City Government

City of Hartford
550 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone 860-757-9311


Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone 860-757-4000

Hartford Historical Events

1944, July 6
The Hartford Circus Fire
A fire began during the performance of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus on this date. 167 people died because of the fire. See pictures and more information at this site
1814, December 15
The Hartford Convention convened here to talk about possible secession from the United States.
1909, April 12
The Connecticut River reached a flood stage of 24.5 feet above the low water mark which flooded the city, creating great damage to most structures in the town.

Hartford Chamber

Metro Hartford Alliance
31 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone 860-525-4451

Hartford Organizations

Metro Hartford Alliance
31 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone 860-525-4451

Hartford Libraries

Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-695-6300

Hartford Schools

Hartford Public Schools



HIGHER EDUCATION


Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Harford, CT 06106
Phone 860-297-2000


University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone 860-768-4100 Hartford

Miscellany

The population of Hartford was:
1800 - 3,523
1820 - 4,726
1840 - 9,468
1860 - 26,917
1880 - 42,015
1900 - 79,850
1910 - 98,915
1920 - 138,036
1930 - 164,072
1940 - 166,267
1950 - 177,397
1960 - 162,178
1970 - 158,017
1980 - 136,392
1990 - 139,739
2000 - 121,578
2002 - 124,558
2006 - 124,512
2007 - 124,563
2009 - 124,060

Number of Housing units:
1990 - 56,098
2000 - 50,644

Population Density:
2000 - 7,025.5 persons per square mile


Median age:
2000 - 29.7 years

Median Household income:
2000 - $ 24,820
2007 - $ 27,654
2008 - $ 28,790

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 13,428

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 95,300
2007 - $ 173,700
2008 - $ 199,900

Hartford is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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