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Hartford, Michigan
Location of Hartford, Michigan
Location of Hartford, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°12′22″N 86°10′00″W / 42.20611°N 86.16667°W / 42.20611; -86.16667Coordinates: 42°12′22″N 86°10′00″W / 42.20611°N 86.16667°W / 42.20611; -86.16667
Country United States
State Michigan
County Van Buren
Area
 • Total 1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)
 • Land 1.36 sq mi (3.52 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,688
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,592
 • Density 1,907.28/sq mi (736.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49057
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-36960
GNIS feature ID 0627881
Website http://www.cityofhartfordmi.org/

Hartford is a city in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,688 at the 2010 census. The city is located within Hartford Township, but is politically independent.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), of which 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 838
1890 1,044 24.6%
1900 1,077 3.2%
1910 1,268 17.7%
1920 1,361 7.3%
1930 1,484 9.0%
1940 1,694 14.2%
1950 1,838 8.5%
1960 2,305 25.4%
1970 2,508 8.8%
1980 2,493 −0.6%
1990 2,341 −6.1%
2000 2,476 5.8%
2010 2,688 8.6%
2019 (est.) 2,592 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,688 people, 899 households, and 644 families living in the city. The population density was 2,021.1 inhabitants per square mile (780.4/km2). There were 1,002 housing units at an average density of 753.4 per square mile (290.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 71.9% White, 1.6% African American, 2.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 18.7% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.5% of the population.

There were 899 households, of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.50.

The median age in the city was 31.3 years. 32% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Recreation

Within the city limits of Hartford is one of the endpoints of the Van Buren Trail.

Hartford Motor Speedway is a venue for motor racing through the spring, summer and fall.[1]

Hartford hosts the annual Strawberry Festival in early June.

Notable people

  • Marty Conrad, offensive lineman in the NFL for the Toledo Maroons (1922–1923), the Kenosha Maroons (1924), and the Akron Pros (1925).
  • Edward D. Kelly, third Bishop of Grand Rapids from 1919 until his death in 1926.
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