Hartford County, Connecticut
Hartford County: County in Connecticut, United States
Hartford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 894,014 and a population density of 460 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 889,226 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hartford. The county was created 357 years ago in 1665.
Hartford County is located in central Connecticut and contains the state capital city of Hartford. It is part of the Greater Hartford metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, Hartford County has a population of around 890,000 people.
The county covers about 751 square miles of land along the Connecticut River. It was founded in 1785 and named after Hartford, its largest city.
Key Facts and History
- Hartford has been the capital of Connecticut since 1875. It is known as the "Insurance Capital of the World" due to the many insurance companies headquartered here.
- The county has a long history dating back to colonization in the 1600s. The first English settlers arrived in the 1630s.
- During the 19th and 20th centuries, Hartford County became an important industrial and manufacturing hub. Pratt & Whitney, Colt, and other companies operated factories here.
- The county is home to several prestigious colleges and universities including Trinity College, the University of Hartford, and the University of Connecticut's main campus.
Major Industries and Attractions
- Today the largest industries are insurance, finance, education, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. Many major corporations are still headquartered in Hartford.
- Tourism is also significant. Popular attractions include the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Mark Twain House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Bushnell Park, and state capitol building.
- There are cultural venues such as The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and the XL Center sports arena.
- Outdoor recreation abounds at reservoirs, parks, trails, and along the Connecticut River. The county contains part of the Metacomet Ridge mountain range.
- Bradley International Airport provides air service to the county and surrounding region.
- Interstates 91 and 84 are major highways, along with State Routes 2, 5, 9 and 15. Amtrak and regional bus service also serve the county.
Quick Facts about Hartford County
|Population :||889,226 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Connecticut (United States)|
|Different from :||Haskell County, Harford County|
|Area :||1944 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||2.1%|
|Land as percent of area :||97.9%|
|Named for :||Hertfordshire|
|Altitude :||187 feet / 57 meters|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1666|
|Time Zone :||America/New_York|
|Local time :||03:45:04 (11th December 2023)|
|Density :||457 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||-0.54% (2010-2020)|
Hartford County is located at 41°48'23"N 72°43'58"W (41.8064200, -72.7328400). It has 6 neighbors: Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County and Hampden County.
Hartford County map
The largest city of Hartford County is Hartford with a population of 121,535. Other cities include, New Britain population 72,198, Bristol population 59,734, East Windsor population 11,654 and Thompsonville population 8,577. See all Hartford County cities & populated places.
Hartford County Populated Places (more)
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hartford County.
|Hartford||121,535||The capital of Connecticut.|
|New Britain||72,198||The second most populous city in Hartford County, Connecticut.|
|West Hartford||62,868||Town in Connecticut, United States|
|Bristol||59,734||The most populous city in Hartford County, Connecticut.|
|Manchester||57,362||Town in Connecticut|
|East Hartford||49,630||Town of the United States|
|Southington||43,829||Town in Connecticut, United States|
|Enfield||43,559||Town in Connecticut, United States.|
|Glastonbury||34,426||Town in Connecticut, USA|
|Newington||29,868||Town in Connecticut, United States|
|Windsor||28,647||Town in Connecticut, United States|
|South Windsor||26,102||Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America|
|Wethersfield||25,884||Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States|
|Farmington||25,496||Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States|
|Simsbury||25,437||Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States|
|Bloomfield||21,182||Town in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA|
Hartford County has 6 neighbours.
- Litchfield County county in Connecticut, United States
- Middlesex County county in Connecticut, United States
- New Haven County county in Connecticut, United States
- New London County county in Connecticut, United States
- Tolland County county in Connecticut, United States
- Hampden County county in Massachusetts, United States
According to census records, the population of Hartford County decreased by 0.54% in 10 years.
People born in Hartford County (8)
- Timothy Robbins Stanley (United States general) he was born in 14/05/1810
- Willis Seaver Adams (painter (1842-1921)) he was born in 01/01/1842
- Samuel Hayes (American settler) he was born in 01/01/1641
- Epaphras Bull ((1748-1781)) he was born in 13/02/1748
- James Seymour (Michigan politician) (Michigan politician) he was born in 20/04/1791
Connecticut Other Counties (more counties)
|Fairfield County||942,426||County in Connecticut, United States|
|New Haven County||851,948||County in Connecticut, United States|
|New London County||264,999||County in Connecticut, United States|
|Litchfield County||179,610||County in Connecticut, United States|
|Middlesex County||161,657||County in Connecticut, United States|
|Tolland County||150,600||County in Connecticut, United States|
|Bridgeport||143,525||The second most populous city in Connecticut.|
|Stamford||131,397||The second most populous city in Connecticut.|
|New Haven||130,801||The second most populous city in Connecticut.|
|North Stamford||128,278||A census-designated place in Stamford, Connecticut.|
|Hartford||121,535||The capital of Connecticut.|
|Windham County||116,540||County in Connecticut, United States|
|Waterbury||106,826||The second most populous city in Connecticut.|
|Norwalk||88,655||The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.|
|East Norwalk||84,530||A census-designated place in Norwalk, Connecticut.|
|Danbury||84,317||The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.|