New Hartford is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 6,970 at the 2010 census, up from 6,088 at the 2000 census. The town center is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as the New Hartford Center census-designated place (CDP). The town is mainly a rural community consisting of farms, homes, and parks. Brodie Park and Ski Sundown are located in New Hartford.
New Hartford is in eastern Litchfield County and is bordered by the city of Torrington to the west and Hartford County to the east and south. It is 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Hartford, the state capital. According to the United States Census Bureau, New Hartford has a total area of 38.2 square miles (98.9 km2), of which 37.0 square miles (95.9 km2) are land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), or 2.97%, are water. The CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 6.09% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,088 people, 2,228 households, and 1,748 families residing in the town. The population density was 164.4 people per square mile (63.5/km2).