Why Is Hartford Struggling?
Lyman Stone
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I lived in Hartford from 2009-April 30, and lived in DC in 1995, 2005–2009 and again now, so I read this with great interest!

(Also, I’ve written about Connecticut’s population decline:

and birth trends

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-fewer-children-connecticut-connecticuts-birth-rate-is-dropping--20160831-story.html)

I liked your piece a lot, but I think there’s an elephant in the room you didn’t address. DC has reversed white flight. Hartford has not. It is 85% non Anglo white.

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