Hartford is a town centrally located in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town population was 2,279 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.5 square miles (113 km), of which, 43.4 square miles (112 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) of it (0.09%) is water.
NY 40 intersects NY 149 at the community of Hartford. NY 40 intersects NY 196 at South Hartford.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,279 people, 813 households, and 639 families residing in the town. The population density was 52.5 people per square mile (20.3/km²). There were 885 housing units at an average density of 20.4 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.57% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 813 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,684, and the median income for a family was $46,600. Males had a median income of $30,734 versus $19,906 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,969. About 3.5% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
Hartford New York neighborhoods include: Burrstone Rd, Castle Estates, Clark Mills, Higby Hills / Meadowbrook, New Hartford, NH Plaza to 1st Insurance, Sanger Ave/Woodberry, Thomas Acres, Tilden Ave and Branches, Woodberry Hills