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A Taste of Hartford, Connecticut

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT HARTFORD?

  1. Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County on the Connecticut River. Hartford ranks as the state's third-largest city with an estimated population of 124,512.

  2. Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry.

  3. Hartford's neighborhoods are diverse and historic. The North Meadows has retail strips, car dealerships, and Comcast Theatre. Blue Hills is home of the University of Hartford and also houses the largest per capita of residents claiming Jamaican-American heritage in the United States. Other neighborhoods in Hartford include Barry Square, Behind the Rocks, Clay Arsenal, South West, and Upper Albany- which is dotted by many Caribbean restaurants and specialty stores.

  4. With thirty per cent of the population living below the poverty line, Hartford's rate of poverty is second in the United States only to Brownsville, Texas. About 28.2% of families were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.

  5. Hartford lies in the Humid continental climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy by New England standards, while winters are typically cold with frequent snowfall. Thunderstorms are common during the summer months since the frontal boundary that separates the tropical air mass from colder air to the north moves back and forth over the city. While these thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds and hail, tornadoes are rare. Tropical storms and hurricanes have also struck Hartford, although the occurrence of such systems is rare and is usually confined to the remnants of such storms. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males.

Radio Stations
WWUH 91.3 FM West Hartford, CT Variety
WZMX 93.7 FM Hartford, CT Hip Hop
WKSS 95.7 FM Hartford-Meriden, CT Top-40
WILI 98.3 FM Willimantic, CT Top-40
WKCI 101.3 FM Hamden, CT Top-40
WTIC 1080 AM Hartford, CT News/Talk
WMRD 1150 AM Middletown, CT Variety
WKND 1480 AM Windsor, CT Urban Contemporary

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Demographics of Hartford, Connecticut

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

27.72%

38.05%

00.54%

01.62%

40.52%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Hartford, Connecticut


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Athreb's Kinky Kinks Hair Salon -  Category: Hair Salon -   919 Albany Avenue 2nd Floor - Hartford, CT (860) 525-1186

  2. Baswa Hair Cultivating Studio -  Category: Natural Hair Salon -  65 Platt St., #2 - Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 987-9707

  3. Baswa Hair Cultivating Studio -  Category: Natural Hair Salon -   761 Blue Hills Avenue - Hartford, CT (860) 242-7711

  4. Beauty Enterprise Inc. -  Category: Beauty Supply -   150 Meadow Street Hartford, CT 06114-1593 (860) 296-9303

  5. Beloved Salon" #99 -  Category: Hair Salon -   99 Hanmer Street Suite D - Hartford, CT (860) 794-2765

  6. Exotic Fragrance -  Category: Beauty -   Exotic Fragrance was founded in Hartford, Connecticut in June 2008. We carry over 80 top quality, uncut fragrance oils and a wide variety of incense, natural soaps, lotions and other products. Exotic fragrance is committed to strong customer service and providing all natural products that is not only affordable but effective.  -  PO Box 320095 - Hartford, Connecticut  - (visit website)

  7. It's A Gee Thang -  Category: Natural Hair Salon -   2574 Main St., Hartford, CT 06109 (860) 728-1123

  8. Supreme Clientele -  Category: Hair Salon -   1888 Main Streeet - Hartford, CT (860) 882-0486

  9. Tavito's Hair Salon -  Category: Hair Salon -   250 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 882-1987 - (reviews)

  10. Twist & Curves -  Category: Hair Salon -   P.O. Box 320487, Hartford CT 06132 (860) 523-4844

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Anju Sociace Aromatherapy & Healing Gifts -  Category: Aromatherapy -  Fine Aromatherapy Organic Healing Oils and gifts! Soy Candles, Organic Hair products, Handmade Soaps, Home Care gifts. Bath & Body Moisturizers, A full line of handmade wonderful gifts at affordable, budget prices! You will love Anju Sociace gifts shop with us today!  - 606 Gurleyville Road Mansfield, CT (860) 436-0350  - (visit website)

  2. CLM MEDIA GROUP -  Category: Multimedia Services -  A multimedia broadcasting firm with a grassroots approach to reaching the African American community of the Greater Hartford, CT region.  - 1841 Broad Street Suite 9 Hartford, CT (860) 580-9887 - (visit website)

  3. EDEN Books -  Category: Bookstore -   680 Blue Hills Avenue Hartford, CT 06112 (860) 286-9990

  4. Hartford Inquirer -  Category: African American Newspaper -   3281 Main Street, Post Office Box 1260, Hartford, CT, 06120 (203) 522-1462

  5. The Hartford Guardian -  Category: Online Newspaper Services -   P.O. Box 581 Hartford, CT 06141 (860) 515-8821  - (visit website)

  6. The Legacy Foundation of Hartford -  Category: Community Services -   Legacy provides opportunities for students in this neighborhood who otherwise would not have access to them. Our Mission and Strategy is to identify and support innovative social innovation with strategic and financial resources to grow solutions and achieve sustainable and systemic transformative social impact against some of the biggest problems facing our community in education and health.  - 1841 Broad Street Suite 9 Hartford, CT (860) 965-8800 - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Black-eyed Sally's BBQ and Blues -   Barbecue and Blues restaurant in Hartford, CT that features live music every night and special events for holidays. -   350 Asylum St. Hartford CT 06103 (860) 278-7427  - (visit website)

  2. Jerk Pit Cafe' -   Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meats are season and marinated. -   2940 Main St Hartford CT 06120 (860) 525-1012  - (visit website)

  3. Rajun Cajun -  The best traditional Cajun food you'll ever taste. Food like baked & fried chicken, peach cobbler, crawfish, hush puppies, greens, corn bread, green beans, baked beans, and fried fish. -   355 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 241-9288

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Longe Magazine at the Hartford Connecticut Step Off 2010.

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CHURCHES



  1. Allen Chapel AME Church -  2233 Main Street Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 525-8208  - (visit website)

  2. Faith Congregational Church -  2030 Main Street - Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 547-0820  - (visit website)

  3. Kingdom Destiny Deliverance Center Church -  A Pentecostal Deliverance ministry with a Convergence style of worship.  - 1841 Broad Street Suite 9 - Hartford, CT (860) 5809778  - (visit website)

  4. Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church -  2051 Main Street - Hartford, CT 06120 (860) 278-6290  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Black-eyed Sally's BBQ and Blues -  Acclaimed Barbecue and Blues restaurant in Hartford, CT that features live music every night and special events for holidays. -   350 Asylum St. Hartford CT 06103 (860) 278-7427  - (visit website)

  2. Cloud 9 Lounge -     7 Congress Street, Hartford, CT 06114-1025 (860) 525-6839  - (visit website)

  3. Infinity Hall Hartford -  Live music venue and Bistro located in downtown Hartford, CT. -  32 Front Street Hartford CT (866) 666-6306  - (visit website)

  4. NV Nightclub LLC -   A popular downtown dance club. Mainly hip-hop vibe. -   177 Allyn Street, Hartford, CT 06103-1403 (860) 548-0488

  5. Palace -   Bar Style: DJ, Dance, Lounge, Martini -   115 Allyn Street, Hartford, CT (860) 293-2046  - (visit website)

  6. Vibz Uptown -  Seductive jazz in an atmosphere second to none. -   3155 Main Street - Hartford CT (860) 246-7390  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Riverfest -   Held at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza - 300 Columbus Boulevard, Downtown Hartford (860) 713-3131   - (visit website)

    Riverfest is an annual family-friendly event organized by Riverfront Recapture and it takes place during the summer.


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