Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. It is the core city in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area.
Hartford is rated High Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. High Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Hartford is ranked #129 by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. Hartford was ranked #698 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Hartford has a population of over 122,105 people. Hartford also forms part of the Greater Hartford metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,486,436 people.