Hartford, Michigan

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Hartford is a city in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,476 at the 2000 census. The city is located within Hartford Township, but is politically independent.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,476 people, 935 households, and 646 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,805.6 per square mile (697.8/km²). There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 746.0/sq mi (288.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.42% White, 0.89% African American, 3.31% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 7.19% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.72% of the population.

There were 935 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,879, and the median income for a family was $36,632. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $21,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,181. About 13.9% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

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 months.[1]

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