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Hartford has the 172nd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Hartford area is 5.4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Hartford has the 40th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hartford is above average at $56,870, and the median cost of a home in Hartford is $163,600, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Hartford hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 70% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hartford. 80% of Hartford workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Hartford spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Hartford CT Works Center

3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT 6120


500 Main Street
Hartford Public Library
Hartford, CT 6120