Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford MSA is a six county metropolitan area located in central Connecticut.

Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the country dating back to 1637. Throughout its history, it has been one of the richest and most productive cities in America. The metropolitan area of Hartford is in the top 10% of MSAs in economic production, and is in the top ten overall in per capita income. This has made the suburbs a popular destination for migrants and immigrants alike, and the increase of the overall population of the MSA can be attributed to the growth of the suburbs.

Total Population: 1,211,324

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 150,722
  • Language Spoken at Home - 230,682

Quick Facts

  • The city of Hartford itself is one of the poorest cities in the country, but the MSA is ranked seventh in the nation for income per capita. Over 83% of jobs in the City of Hartford are held by commuters from the suburbs.

  • The large majority of the foreign-born population within Hartford city proper is Latino at over seventy-three percent, where as there are large Asian and European immigrant populations spread around the suburbs.

  • The greater Hartford metropolitan area has the third largest Polish population, as well as the fourth largest Serbian population in the United States.

  • Hartford also has the fifth largest Jamaican population in the United States.

  • Hartford county has approximately twenty-eight percent of the foreign-born residents of the entire state of Connecticut living there.

  • The University of Connecticut, which is located in the greater Hartford metro area, has over two thousand international students attending annually. Over half of these students come from China, India, and South Korea.


Historically, Hartford's immigrant population was primarily European. Today the city of Hartford itself does not have many European immigrants, but there is a large Europeans population located in the surrounding suburbs. The greater Hartford area has one of the largest Polish populations in the country, many of which are located to the southwest of the city in the town of New Britain. There are also other European immigrants scattered throughout the suburbs including large Italian, French, and German populations.

The city of Hartford proper has a rather large Latino population, which accounts for three-quarters of the total foreign-born population. The Jamaican population is one of the largest in the metro area, and the city also has other significant Central America populations such as Dominican, Colombian, and Honduran.

The Asian population that can be found throughout the suburbs has grown rapidly in the past couple of decades. Significant southeast and south Asian populations have grown in the area, with many Vietnamese, Gujarati, and Hindi immigrants drawn by the thriving suburbs of Hartford.

People Group Profiles

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PG Name Country Of Birth Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism9,535
Gujarati (Hindu)IndiaSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism5,297
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana3,601
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesIslam2,778
Arab, Lebanese (Muslim)LebanonArab WorldIslam - Sunni2,084
Albanian, ToskAlbaniaEurasian PeoplesIslam - Sunni1,177
Arab, EgyptianEgyptArab WorldIslam1,025
TurkTurkeyTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni730
Arab, SaudiSaudi ArabiaArab WorldIslam255
Puerto RicanPuerto RicoLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic42,000
PolePolandEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic22,886
JamaicanJamaicaNorth American PeoplesChristianity18,641
FrenchFranceEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic15,974
ItalianItalyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic11,997
PeruvianPeruLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic5,078
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism4,135
Arab, Lebanese (Christian)LebanonArab WorldChristianity - Roman Catholic3,711
ColombianColombiaLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic3,549
PortuguesePortugalEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic3,424
RussianRussiaEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox3,418
GermanGermanyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox3,352
DominicanDominican RepublicLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal3,327
BrazilianBrazilLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal2,501
GuyaneseGuyanaNorth American PeoplesChristianity2,375
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant2,239