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Hartford is a city in Washington County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a nearby lake which was heart-shaped; another says it was named after Hartford, CT
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Hartford. For links to other places called Hartford, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hartford is 43.317N. The longitude is -88.378W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,852.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hartford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Milwaukee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53078 ZIP code.
47% of Hartford residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hartford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hartford was $20,418, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Hartford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hartford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,215.
Libraries in Hartford include Hartford Public Library ... View libraries
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hartford political report.
The average commute time for Hartford workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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