East Hartford, Connecticut Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population of East Hartford City decreased by 3.27% from 2000 to 2010 while the city's satets declined by the same amount. Nevertheless, the overall quality of life in the city remains high, with all essential amenities located within walking distance or a short drive away. To discover more about East Hartford's past, check out the following information:

After the Civil War, speculators began buying up large tracts of land along Main Street. However, development was delayed until the 1892 construction of the electrified street railway. The railway ran down Main Street and over the river to Hartford. Moreover, many people who had lived in the suburbs had worked in Hartford. As a result, a number of apartment buildings were built to provide housing for these workers. In 1941, Maurice Joseloff of First National Stores, Inc., built a movie theater with air conditioning.

The cities of East Hartford are composed of diverse neighborhoods. The neighborhoods on the northeast and south sides resemble neighboring towns. In the north and southeast, the neighborhoods are characterized by moderate to lower income households. In the center of the city, residents live in Silver Lane, or "The lane." Located in the south, the Mayberry Village neighborhood has a high concentration of middle-class families.

The town was largely a farming community until the late nineteenth century. The town's land was rich in arable land and had easy access to a navigable river. During this time, the population shifted from subsistence farming to commercial agriculture, including tobacco growing. The median age was 37. Males outnumbered females by 91.4:87.8% of households were headed by a woman.