Hartford County, CT

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Population

895,388

0.336% growth

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$70,429

1.43% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

444,803

0.0674% decline

Median Property Value

$241,000

1.09% growth

About

In 2017, Hartford County, CT had a population of 895k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $70,429. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hartford County, CT grew from 892,389 to 895,388, a 0.336% increase and its median household income grew from $69,433 to $70,429, a 1.43% increase.

The population of Hartford County, CT is 61% White Alone, 18% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American Alone. 25.9% of the people in Hartford County, CT speak a non-English language, and 93% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hartford County, CT are Central Connecticut State University (2,638 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Hartford (1,945 degrees), and Manchester Community College (979 degrees).

The median property value in Hartford County, CT is $241,000, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Hartford County, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hartford County, CT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hartford County, CT employs 445k people. The largest industries in Hartford County, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (75,386 people), Manufacturing (48,000 people), and Retail Trade (45,132 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,266), Finance & Insurance ($80,329), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,997).

Median household income in Hartford County, CT is $70,429. Males in Hartford County, CT have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,340. The income inequality in Hartford County, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,429

2017 value

± $2,069

1.43%

1 Year Growth

± 4.42%

Households in Hartford County, CT have a median annual income of $70,429, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,433 in 2016, which represents a 1.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,415

Average Male Salary

± $3,191

$63,340

Average Female Salary

± $1,874

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hartford County, CT made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hartford County, CT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,419 ± $7,561

  2. White

    $69,530 ± $1,953

  3. American Indian

    $56,255 ± $18,971

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hartford County, CT workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hartford County, CT is from Connecticut.

0.498

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4977

  2. Census Tract 5205.01

  3. Census Tract 4621.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hartford County, CT was Census Tract 4977 with a value of $177,132, followed by Census Tract 5205.01 and Census Tract 4621.02, with respective values of $165,156 and $162,375.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hartford County, CT (98k out of 874k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    52,204 ± 1,681

  2. Hispanic

    42,003 ± 1,396

  3. Black

    20,430 ± 1,047

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hartford County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

445k

2017 Value

± 11,272

-0.0674%

1 Year decline

± 3.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hartford County, CT declined at a rate of -0.0674%, from 445k employees to 445k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hartford County, CT, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (26,627 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (12,844 people), and Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (12,035 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hartford County, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hartford County, CT, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (26,627 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (12,844 people), and Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (12,035 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hartford County, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Mathematical Science Occupations (2.54 times higher than expected), Librarians, Curators, & Archivists (2.12 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hartford County, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($96,859), Management Occupations ($84,134), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,111).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

445k

2017 Value

± 11,272

-0.0674%

1 Year decline

± 3.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hartford County, CT declined at a rate of -0.0674%, from 445k employees to 445k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hartford County, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (75,386 people), Manufacturing (48,000 people), and Retail Trade (45,132 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hartford County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Hartford County, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hartford County, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (75,386 people), Manufacturing (48,000 people), and Retail Trade (45,132 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hartford County, CT has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.89 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.21 times), and Information (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hartford County, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,266), Finance & Insurance ($80,329), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,997).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $20.4B and Motorized vehicles and $16.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.4% of the population of Hartford County, CT has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.559% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hartford County, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Hartford County, CT see 1056 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.938% decrease from the previous year (1066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,056 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hartford County, CT see an average of 1,056 patients per year. This represents a 0.938% decrease from the previous year (1,066 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.59%

Uninsured

52.7%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.559%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hartford County, CT grew by 17.5% from 3.91% to 4.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hartford County, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hartford County, CT is home to a population of 895k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.2% of Hartford County, CT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hartford County, CT is composed of 547k White Alone residents (61%), 161k Hispanic or Latino residents (18%), 116k Black or African American Alone residents (13%), 48.1k Asian Alone residents (5.37%), 18.4k Two or More Races residents (2.06%), 2.99k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.334%), 1.62k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.181%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hartford County, CT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (107,968 speakers), Polish (24,352 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (8,940 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hartford County, CT was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Hartford County, CT are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hartford County, CT residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.2% of Hartford County, CT residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hartford County, CT was 15.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Jamaica

    40,088 ± 4,888 people

  2. India

    33,638 ± 4,482 people

  3. Mexico

    32,434 ± 4,402 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hartford County, CT was Jamaica, the natal country of 40,088 Hartford County, CT residents, followed by India with 33,638 and Mexico with 32,434.

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Citizenship

93%

2017 Citizenship

93.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93% of Hartford County, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hartford County, CT was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    547k ± 1.03k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    161k ± 10.3k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    116k ± 2.93k

In 2017, there were 3.39 times more White Alone residents (547k people) in Hartford County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161k Hispanic or Latino and 116k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hartford County, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    107,968 speakers (12.7%)

  2. Polish

    24,352 speakers (2.87%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    8,940 speakers (1.05%)

25.9% of Hartford County, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hartford County, CT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12.7% of the overall population of Hartford County, CT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.87% speak Polish and 1.05% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,941 ± 1,320

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,803 ± 1,285

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,301 ± 1,034

Hartford County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hartford County, CT awarded 12,296 degrees. The student population of Hartford County, CT is skewed towards women, with 20,373 male students and 27,973 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hartford County, CT are White (7,538 and 63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,504 and 12.7%), Black or African American (1,450 and 12.2%), and Unknown (600 and 5.06%).

The largest universities in Hartford County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Central Connecticut State University (2,638 and 21.5%), University of Hartford (1,945 and 15.8%), and Manchester Community College (979 and 7.96%).

The most popular majors in Hartford County, CT are Liberal Arts & Sciences (826 and 6.72%), Registered Nursing (629 and 5.12%), and General Studies (552 and 4.49%).

The median tuition costs in Hartford County, CT are $35,128 for private four year colleges, and $6,052 and $12,965 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 421 degrees awarded

  2. 306 degrees awarded

  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hartford County, CT was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 421 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hartford County, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,638 degrees awarded

  2. 1,945 degrees awarded

  3. 979 degrees awarded

$6,052

Median In-State Public

$35,128

Median Private

In 2016, the Hartford County, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Connecticut State University with 2,638 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,974

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,322

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,974 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hartford County, CT, which is 0.679 times less than the 7,322 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Hartford County, CT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,538 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,504 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,450 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hartford County, CT were to White students. These 7,538 degrees mean that there were 5.01 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,504 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hartford County, CT was $241,000 in 2017, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $238,400 to $241,000, a 1.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Hartford County, CT is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hartford County, CT have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hartford County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,429

Median Household Income

± $2,069

348k

Number of Households

± 9,318

In 2017, the median household income of the 348k households in Hartford County, CT grew to $70,429 from the previous year's value of $69,433.

The following chart displays the households in Hartford County, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$241,000

2017 Median

± $3,989

$238,400

2016 Median

± $3,466

In 2017, the median property value in Hartford County, CT grew to to $241,000 from the previous year's value of $238,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hartford County, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hartford County, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hartford County, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hartford County, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

62.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Hartford County, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hartford County, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hartford County, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hartford County, CT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hartford County, CT have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Hartford County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.29%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hartford County, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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