The mid-size city of Hartford, Connecticut is home to slightly more than 124,000 people. Young adults (15-24) should fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 34, are decidedly younger than most cities in Connecticut, ranking as the seventh-youngest municipality in the state. Most Hartford residents rent, and 24% of residents own their homes. The trend is driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent of $935 per month, which is $213 less than the state average.
Many Hartford residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 15% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $47,000, 2nd-lowest in the state, Hartford workers take home around $33,000 less than the average Connecticut resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Among residents older than 25 in Hartford, 10% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 25 minutes, the commute time for Hartford residents is quicker than the Connecticut average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, selected by 29% of residents, while public transportation is used by only 6% of the population. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.