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Hartford, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford had a population of 14,534 as of July 1, 2016. Hartford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hartford is located at latitude 43.3225 and longitude -88.3777 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartford (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Hartford are located in Washington County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washington County.

The City of Hartford (GNIS ID: 1583359) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hartford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hartford: Wright.

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Hartford, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,534
Population in Households 14,400
Population in Familes 11,664
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 1,826
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 5,814
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,831
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,965 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,849 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $196,304
Average Home Value $215,290


Median Household Income $56,519
Average Household Income $65,951
Per Capita Income $26,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.36%
Households 0.41% 0.38%
Families 0.53% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hartford, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartford to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 93rd
Population Density1 # 86 89th
Diversity Index2 # 190 75th
Median Household Income # 244 69th
Per Capita Income # 319 59th

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