Hartford is a city in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,476 at the 2000 census. The city is located within Hartford Township, but is politically independent.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,476 people, 935 households, and 646 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,805.6 per square mile (697.8/km²). There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 746.0 per square mile (288.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.42% White, 0.89% African American, 3.31% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 7.19% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.72% of the population.