New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven: The second most populous city in Connecticut. It is located on the New Haven Harbor in southwestern Connecticut. New Haven is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as Yale University and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

About

New Haven is a city located in the county of New Haven in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 129,779. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 130,801 inhabitants.

The city was created 386 years ago in 1637.

New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. With a population over 130,000, New Haven serves as the cultural and economic center of South Central Connecticut.

History

New Haven was founded in 1638 by Puritan settlers led by Reverend John Davenport. It was one of the earliest colonies in New England.

In the 19th century, New Haven emerged as an industrial powerhouse and center for manufacturing firearms, clocks, carriages, rubber goods, and other products. The construction of rail lines accelerated the city’s growth.

Yale University has been an anchor institution in New Haven since 1716 driving education, innovation, and healthcare. Yale remains the city’s largest employer to this day.

Economy

Today, New Haven has a diverse economy focused on education, healthcare, biotech, and advanced manufacturing. Major employers include Yale University, Yale New Haven Health, St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital, AT&T, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

New Haven is also a regional retail destination with over $2 billion in annual sales supported by a large consumer base. Industry sectors like insurance, financial services, and real estate add to the city's economic output.

Attractions

As Connecticut’s “cultural capital”, New Haven is renowned for its museums, theaters, concert venues and dining. Top attractions include the Yale University Campus, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Shubert Theater.

Annual events like the New Haven Jazz Festival and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas celebrate the city’s culture. New Haven is also home to top-ranked pizza restaurants like Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana.

With its blend of history, arts, education, and industry, New Haven offers an exceptional quality of life. The city continues to leverage its anchor institutions to drive economic growth, innovation, and community development.

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Location of New Haven on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about New Haven

Population : 130,801 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : New Haven County
Postal code : 06501–06540
Phone Area Codes : 203, 475
Official name : New Haven
Water as percent of area : 7.18%
Land as percent of area : 92.82%
Altitude : 59 feet / 18 meters
Capital city : New Haven is capital of New Haven County
Establishment : January 01, 1638 (386 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 02:52:33 (24th May 2024)
Population growth : 0.78% (2010-2020)
New Haven from East Rock image
New Haven from East Rock
New Haven from East Rock image

Geography

New Haven is located at 41°18'29"N 72°55'41"W (41.3081500, -72.9281600). It has 6 neighbors: East Haven, Hamden, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge.

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New Haven has 6 neighbours.

  • East Haven town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
  • Hamden town in Connecticut, US
  • North Haven town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
  • Orange town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
  • West Haven The most populous city in New Haven County, Connecticut. It is located on the Long Island Sound in southeastern Connecticut. West Haven is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the West Haven Historical Society and the West Haven Aquarium.
  • Woodbridge town in Connecticut

Demographics

The population of New Haven increased by 0.78% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1790 4,487 - census
1890 86,045 94.79% census
1930 162,665 47.1% census
1990 130,474 -24.67% census
2010 129,779 -0.54% census
2011 130,845 0.81% estimation process
2012 131,114 0.21% estimation process
2013 130,906 -0.16% estimation process
2014 130,611 -0.23% estimation process
2015 130,383 -0.17% estimation process
2016 130,417 0.03% estimation process
2017 130,653 0.18% estimation process
2018 129,993 -0.51% estimation process
2019 130,250 0.2% estimation process
2020 130,801 0.42% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,624
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 7,901
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,989
April 1, 2010 Population : 7,892
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 28.4%
People over 65 (%) : 11.2%
Female persons, % : 51.9%
White only, percent : 89.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 9.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 82.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 651
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.7%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 73.1%

New Haven zip code is 06510. County name: New Haven, County fips: 09009

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 73.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $125,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,268
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $522
2015-2019 median gross rent : $784
2015-2019 Households : 3,003
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.60
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 94.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 9,698
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 364,389
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 157,739
2012 total retail sales per capita : $20,158
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $60,822
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,543
Percentage of people living in poverty : 11.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 526
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 241
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 137
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 498
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 79
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 387
2010 population per square mile : 1,337.4
2010 land area in square miles : 5.90

Best Things to Do in New Haven

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4 Yale University Art Gallery

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Where ot Eat in New Haven

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Where to Stay in New Haven

1 Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

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2 The Suites at Yale - New Haven

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3 New Haven Hall of Records

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People born in New Haven (200)

People born in New Haven, including computer scientist Vint Cerf, economist Samuel Bowles, physicist and scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs, .

List

  • Henry Meigs (American politician (1782-1861)) he was born in 28/10/1782
  • Robert Giaimo (American politician (1919-2006)) he was born in 15/10/1919
  • Bertil Hille (American scientist) he was born in 10/10/1940
  • Craig Mello (American biologist) he was born in 18/10/1960
  • Charles Goodyear (American inventor) he was born in 29/12/1800
  • Paul Giamatti (American actor) he was born in 06/06/1967
  • George Akerlof (American economist and Koshland Professor of Economics) he was born in 17/06/1940
  • Madeline Zima (American actress) she was born in 16/09/1985
  • Lauren Ambrose (American actress) she was born in 20/02/1978
  • Becki Newton (American actress) she was born in 04/07/1978
  • Wesley A. Clark (American engineer) he was born in 10/04/1927
  • Emily Saliers (singer-songwriter, restaurateur) she was born in 22/07/1963
  • Liz Phair (American musician) she was born in 17/04/1967
  • William Cameron Menzies (American film production designer and art director) he was born in 29/07/1896
  • Martha Coolidge (Filmmaker, television director) she was born in 17/08/1946
  • Benjamin Silliman, Jr. (professor of chemistry, Yale University (1816-1885)) he was born in 04/12/1816
  • Alfred G. Gilman (American pharmacologist) he was born in 01/07/1941
  • Benjamin Spock (American pediatrician and author of Baby and Child Care (1903-1998)) he was born in 02/05/1903

Schools in New Haven

College & universities near New Haven, CT

Code Name City ZIP
130396 Gateway Community College New Haven (CT) 06510
130794 Yale University New Haven (CT) 06520
164474 Andover Newton Theological School Lexington (MA) 02421
130493 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven (CT) 06515-1355
128498 Albertus Magnus College New Haven (CT) 06511-1189

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near New Haven, CT

Code Name Address Type
NHV Union Station 50 Union Avenue RAIL
WFD Wallingford station 37 Hall Avenue RAIL
BRP Bridgeport 525 Water St. RAIL
MDN Meriden Transit Center 60 State Street RAIL
BER Berlin 51 Depot Road RAIL

Post offices near New Haven

Post Office Name City ZIP
Yal Post Office New Haven (CT) 06511
Federal Post Office New Haven (CT) 06510
Kilby Post Office New Haven (CT) 06519
New Haven Post Office New Haven (CT) 06511
Whitneyville N Haven Post Office New Haven (CT) 06511

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Other cities in New Haven County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in New Haven County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Waterbury 106,826 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Hamden 60,294 Town in Connecticut, US
Meriden 58,981 The most populous city in New Haven County, Connecticut.
West Haven 54,367 The most populous city in New Haven County, Connecticut.
Milford 53,259 A city in New Haven County, Connecticut.
Wallingford 44,076 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Naugatuck 30,905 Town in Connecticut, United States
Cheshire 28,806 Town in Connecticut
East Haven 28,454 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Branford 27,736 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United Sates
North Haven 23,556 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Guilford 22,043 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Southbury 19,496 Town in Connecticut, United States
Ansonia 18,525 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Madison 17,924 Town in Connecticut, United States
Wolcott 16,565 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States

Distance to Other Cities

New Haven distances to largest Connecticut cities