East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a census-designated place located in Hartford County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 49,575.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 48.6 km² (18.8 mi²). 46.7 km² (18.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.05% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 49,575 people, 20,206 households, and 12,830 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1,062.2/km² (2,750.5/mi²). There are 21,273 housing units at an average density of 455.8/km² (1,180.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 64.69% White, 18.83% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 4.01% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 8.74% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. 15.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 20,206 households out of which 29.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% are married couples living together, 17.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% are non-families. 30.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.01.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $41,424, and the median income for a family is $50,540. Males have a median income of $36,823 versus $29,860 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $21,763. 10.3% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
East Hartford is home to the headquarters of Pratt & Whitney, part of the United Technologies conglomerate. Just down the road on Silver lane lies the recently erected Rentschler Field (construction completed September 2003), home of the UConn Huskies . East Hartford also contains three Coca Cola bottling plants, located in various sections of town.
Wickham Park, located in both East Hartford and Manchester, features gardens, open fields (including a popular sledding hill), woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, softball fields, and an aviary. The west side of the park offers a scenic view of East Hartford and the skyline of Hartford across the Connecticut River.