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Hartland, Connecticut
Official seal of Hartland, Connecticut
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Location in Hartford County, Connecticut.
Coordinates: 42°00′18″N 72°56′53″W / 42.00500°N 72.94806°W / 42.00500; -72.94806Coordinates: 42°00′18″N 72°56′53″W / 42.00500°N 72.94806°W / 42.00500; -72.94806
Country  United States
U.S. state  Connecticut
County Hartford
Metropolitan area Hartford
Incorporated 1761
Villages Hartland
East Hartland
West Hartland
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
Area
 • Total 34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Land 33.1 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation
531 ft (162 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,114
 • Density 61.11/sq mi (23.594/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06027
FIPS code 09-37140
GNIS feature ID 0213443

Hartland is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 2,114 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.6 square miles (89.6 km2), of which 33.1 square miles (85.7 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), or 4.39%, is water. Bounded on the north by the Massachusetts border, Hartland is drained by the Farmington River, a tributary of the Connecticut River. The 42nd parallel north and the 73rd meridian west meet in the central western part of town.

Demographics

Historic American Buildings Survey (Fed.) Stanley P. Mixon, Photographer, Sept 16, 1940 (A) EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH EAST - Congregational Church, East Hartland, HABS CONN,2-HARLA,1-3
Congregational Church, East Hartland
Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 1,318
1810 1,284 −2.6%
1820 1,254 −2.3%
1830 1,221 −2.6%
1840 1,060 −13.2%
1850 848 −20.0%
1860 846 −0.2%
1870 789 −6.7%
1880 643 −18.5%
1890 565 −12.1%
1900 592 4.8%
1910 544 −8.1%
1920 448 −17.6%
1930 296 −33.9%
1940 300 1.4%
1950 549 83.0%
1960 1,040 89.4%
1970 1,303 25.3%
1980 1,416 8.7%
1990 1,866 31.8%
2000 2,012 7.8%
2010 2,114 5.1%
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See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census American Community Survey of 2017, there were 2,083 people and 756 households residing in the town, for an estimated annual population decline of .08%. The population density was 63 people per square mile (23.5/km2). There were 822 housing units, of which 97.2% were single units, and 693 (91.7%) were owner-occupied. The racial makeup of the town was 91.84% White, 0.34% African American, 4.18% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 2.11% from other races and two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

Of the 756 households, 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Of households with children, 82.26% were married couples, 14.52% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.23% had a male householder with no wife present, and 0.00% were non-families.

The population distribution in 2017 was 18.48% under the age of 14, 10.75% from 15 to 24, 18.58% from 25 to 44, 35.67% from 45 to 64, and 16.51% who were 65 years of age or older. 7.15% town members were veterans. In 2015, 51.25% of the population was female, 48.75% were male. 14.39% of females were under the age of 18, while 20.98% of females were 65 or older. 16.75% of males were under the age of 18, while 15.99% of males were 65 or older. Median age was 47.

The median income was $94,569, and per capita income was $41,377. 2.97% of the total population and 3.96% of children under 18 were below the poverty line. 2.91% of the town qualified for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

Education

Educational data is provided by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC). Hartland School District consists of one school, Hartland School, pre-K through grade 8, with an enrollment in 2017 of 162. High school students can attend any of the CREC magnet schools, State of CT vocational schools, State of CT vocational-agricultural schools, the town-designated public high school (Granby High School as of 2019), or receive a voucher to attend another town public high school. Because of the wide variety in high school choice, 4-year cohort graduation rates were not available. From 2013 to 2017, 73.1% of students attended public school, while 26.9% attended private school. By highest education level achieved as of 2017, 32% of the town earned a high school diploma, 12% an associate degree, and 32% bachelor's degree or higher.

Notable residents

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