West Hartford, CT

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2022 Population
64,088
0.0843% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0.501% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.93%
5.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$124,150
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$370,500
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
34,227
1.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, West Hartford, CT had a population of 64.1k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $124,150. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Hartford, CT grew from 64,034 to 64,088, a 0.0843% increase and its median household income grew from $111,997 to $124,150, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Hartford, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.07%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.08%).

None of the households in West Hartford, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.8% of the residents in West Hartford, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Hartford, CT are University of Saint Joseph (879 degrees awarded in 2022) and American Institute-West Hartford (252 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in West Hartford, CT was $370,500, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in West Hartford, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in West Hartford, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Hartford, CT is home to a population of 64.1k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.1% of West Hartford, CT residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

In 2022, there were 9.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44k people) in West Hartford, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.8%
2022 Citizenship
94%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.8% of West Hartford, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Hartford, CT was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Hartford, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44k ± 1.14k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.53k ± 700
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.36k ± 794
13.4%
Hispanic Population
8.6k people

In 2022, there were 9.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44k people) in West Hartford, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.4% of the people in West Hartford, CT are hispanic (8.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    41,700 ± 4,984 people
  2. India
    40,990 ± 4,942 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    28,698 ± 4,143 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 41,700 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 40,990 and Dominican Republic with 28,698.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11k people
17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.9k people

As of 2022, 17.1% of West Hartford, CT residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Hartford, CT was 17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    757 ± 237
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    338 ± 131
  3. Korea
    259 ± 179

West Hartford, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Hartford, CT employs 34.2k people. The largest industries in West Hartford, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,048 people), Educational Services (4,790 people), and Finance & Insurance (4,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($146,250), Finance & Insurance ($111,104), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,042).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,304. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

34.2k
2022 Value
± 1,303
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 5.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Hartford, CT grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 33.6k employees to 34.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Hartford, CT, are Management Occupations (4,306 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,566 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,456 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Hartford, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.2k
2022 Value
± 1,303
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 5.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Hartford, CT grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 33.6k employees to 34.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Hartford, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,048 people), Educational Services (4,790 people), and Finance & Insurance (4,493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Hartford, CT, though some of these residents may live in West Hartford, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$86,798
Median earning men ± $3,587
$62,804
Median earning women ± $2,970

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,569), Information ($118,365), and Wholesale Trade ($113,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($90,217), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,253), and Public Administration ($85,984).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in West Hartford, CT awarded 1,131 degrees. The student population of West Hartford, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 478 male students and 1,883 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Hartford, CT are White (650 and 57.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (190 and 16.9%), Black or African American (173 and 15.4%), and Asian (51 and 4.53%).

The largest universities in West Hartford, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of Saint Joseph (879 and 77.7%) and American Institute-West Hartford (252 and 22.3%).

The most popular majors in West Hartford, CT are Registered Nursing (139 and 12.3%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (73 and 6.45%), and Social Work (70 and 6.19%).

The median tuition cost in West Hartford, CT for private four year colleges is $41,712.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in West Hartford, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,361 (20.2% men and 79.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,361 students enrolled in West Hartford, CT, 20.2% men and 79.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,304 records, of which 79.5% were women and 20.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in West Hartford, CT was Physician Assistant with 45 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 879 degrees awarded
  2. 252 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Saint Joseph with 879 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 161 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Hartford, CT, which is 0.166 times less than the 970 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 650 degrees mean that there were 3.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 190 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,712) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,294) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Hartford, CT was $370,500 in 2022, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $336,500 to $370,500, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in West Hartford, CT is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Hartford, CT have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Hartford, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$370,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,335
$17,905
Median Property Taxes
±$660

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Hartford, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in West Hartford, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in West Hartford, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in West Hartford, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$124,150
Median Household Income
± $4,904
26.1k
Number of Households
± 1,071

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.1k households in West Hartford, CT grew to $124,150 from the previous year's value of $111,997.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Hartford, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.6%)
  3. Carpooled (5.94%)

In 2022, 71.8% of workers in West Hartford, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.6%) and those who carpooled to work (5.94%).

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Hartford, CT have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in West Hartford, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Hartford, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Hartford, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Hartford, CT (3.73k out of 62.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Hartford, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.7% of the population of West Hartford, CT has health coverage, with 64.1% on employee plans, 9.83% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.359% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hartford County, CT see 1039 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.776% increase from the previous year (1031 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 929 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 177 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,039 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hartford County, CT

Primary care physicians in Hartford County, CT see an average of 1,039 patients per year. This represents a 0.776% increase from the previous year (1,031 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hartford County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.31%
Uninsured
64.1%
Employer Coverage
9.83%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.359%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Hartford, CT grew by 7.33% from 2.16% to 2.31%.

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