Hartford, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hartford, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford had a population of 2,564 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 Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hartford is located at latitude 42.205 and longitude -86.1661 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Hartford (GNIS ID: 1626444) 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.

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


Total Population 2,564
Daytime Population: Workers 602
Daytime Population: Residents 1,518
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,120
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,549
Population in Familes 2,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 1,926
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $36,184
Average Household Income $42,575
Per Capita Income $14,405


Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $74,332
Average Home Value $92,694


Total Households 840
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 599
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.65% -0.36%
Households -0.93% -0.48%
Families -0.99% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Hartford, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartford to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 259 63rd
Population Density # 146 79th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 601 13th
Per Capita Income # 681 2nd

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