Hartford, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Hartford, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford had a population of 2,588 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.2067 and longitude -86.1667 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.

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Hartford, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,588
Population in Households 2,572
Population in Familes 2,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,944
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $38,565
Average Household Income $44,823
Per Capita Income $15,142


Total Housing Units 1,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 505 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $77,637
Average Home Value $102,679


Total Households 847
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 603
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.46% 0.02%
Households -0.72% -0.05%
Families -0.79% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2018 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 # 145 79th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 563 19th
Per Capita Income # 681 2nd

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