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Hartford, Iowa
Location of Hartford, Iowa
Location of Hartford, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Warren
Area
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 733
 • Density 673.71/sq mi (260.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50118
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-34680
GNIS feature ID 0457295

Hartford is a city in Warren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 733 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Hartford was laid out in 1849 by John D. Hartman. John D. Hartman was the father of an Indianola mayor.

Geography

Hartford is located at 41°27′35″N 93°24′8″W / 41.45972°N 93.40222°W / 41.45972; -93.40222 (41.459662, -93.402089).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 267 —    
1920 218 −18.4%
1930 207 −5.0%
1940 207 +0.0%
1950 221 +6.8%
1960 271 +22.6%
1970 582 +114.8%
1980 761 +30.8%
1990 768 +0.9%
2000 759 −1.2%
2010 771 +1.6%
2020 733 −4.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
HartfordIowaPopPlot
The population of Hartford, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 771 people, 279 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 748.5 inhabitants per square mile (289.0/km2). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 290.3 per square mile (112.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 279 households, of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 33.3 years. 30.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

Education

Carlisle Community Schools operates public schools. One school, Hartford Upper Elementary School (grades 4–5), is in Hartford.

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