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:
More deaths, fewer births, more people moving out and fewer arriving in Connecticut has led to a population drop for…www.courant.com
It's a list you most definitely don't want to be on. The Hartford metro area - which includes Hartford, Tolland and…www.courant.com
and birth trends
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.