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Hartford, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Hartford had a population of 3,184 as of July 1, 2017. Hartford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hartford is located at latitude 43.621 and longitude -96.9441 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hartford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The City of Hartford (GNIS ID: 1267413) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hartford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hartford: Oaksville.

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Hartford, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,184
Population in Households 3,184
Population in Familes 2,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,218
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,149
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 898 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $149,028
Average Home Value $202,478


Median Household Income $71,917
Average Household Income $76,755
Per Capita Income $27,614
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.17% 2.71%
Households 3.18% 2.72%
Families 3.25% 2.61%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   3.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hartford, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hartford to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 93rd
Population Density1 # 60 85th
Diversity Index2 # 256 35th
Median Household Income # 21 95th
Per Capita Income # 208 47th

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