Hartford is a city in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,688 at the 2010 census. The city is located within Hartford Township, but is politically independent.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km), of which 1.33 square miles (3.44 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,688 people, 899 households, and 644 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,021.1 inhabitants per square mile (780.4/km). There were 1,002 housing units at an average density of 753.4 per square mile (290.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 71.9% White, 1.6% African American, 2.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 18.7% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.5% of the population.
There were 899 households of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.50.
The median age in the city was 31.3 years. 32% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census 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 per square mile (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.
Hartford Michigan neighborhoods include: Jerrdean Dr. w/ Hartford, Rush Lake