Hartford County, Connecticut

county in Connecticut, United States

Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2020 census, the population was 899,498.[1] The county has a total area of 1,944 km² (751 mi²). 1,905 km² (735 mi²) of it is land and 39 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.02% water.

Hartford County
Top-bottom, left-right: Hartford County skyline from Heublein Tower, the Hartford skyline, the New Britain skyline, a house in Old Wethersfield, and the Old State House in Hartford.
Map of Connecticut highlighting Hartford County
Location within the U.S. state of Connecticut
Map of the United States highlighting Connecticut
Connecticut's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°49′N 72°44′W / 41.81°N 72.73°W / 41.81; -72.73
Country United States
State Connecticut
FoundedMay 10, 1666
Named forHertfordshire, England
Seatnone (since 1960), Hartford (before 1960)
Largest municipalityHartford (population)
Glastonbury (area)
 • Total750 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land735 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Water16 sq mi (40 km2)  2.1%
 • Total899,498
 • Density1,199/sq mi (463/km2)

Cities and Towns



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Census - Geography Profile: Hartford County, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2021.