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Hartford, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford had a population of 14,680 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hartford: Wright.

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Hartford, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,680
Daytime Population: Workers 8,976
Daytime Population: Residents 6,881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,857
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 14,546
Population in Familes 11,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density2 1,845
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $59,035
Average Household Income $68,604
Per Capita Income $27,614


Total Housing Units 6,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,942 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,931 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $199,668
Average Home Value $221,659


Total Households 5,873
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,863
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.5%
Households 0.49% 0.54%
Families 0.57% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2017 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 # 55 93rd
Population Density # 85 89th
Diversity Index # 193 75th
Median Household Income # 263 66th
Per Capita Income # 355 54th

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