New Haven County, Connecticut

New Haven County: County in Connecticut, United States

About

New Haven County is a county located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 862,477 and a population density of 386 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 851,948 inhabitants. Its county seat is New Haven. The county was created 358 years ago in 1665.

New Haven County is located in the south-central part of Connecticut along Long Island Sound. With a population of over 860,000 as of 2020, it is the state's second most populous county.

The county covers about 600 square miles. Its county seat and largest city is New Haven, home to Yale University.

Key Facts and History

  • New Haven was founded in 1638 and named after its English hometown. It became co-capital of the Connecticut Colony.
  • The county was established in 1666 as one of Connecticut’s original counties.
  • In the 19th century, New Haven emerged as an industrial powerhouse, dominated by firearms, rubber and machinery producers.
  • Today, education, healthcare, financial services, and biotechnology are major industries. Yale University drives much of the economy.

Major Industries and Attractions

  • With Yale and other universities like Quinnipiac, education is a prime industry in New Haven County. Numerous research and technology spinoffs locate here.
  • Manufacturing is still important, including submarine construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.
  • Along coastal cities like New Haven, Milford and Branford, tourism brings many visitors to beaches, dining and sightseeing.
  • Attractions include museums, theaters, vineyards, casinos, and more. The Peabody Museum of Natural History is highly regarded.

Transportation and Cities

  • New Haven is the main transportation hub, served by Interstate 95, Metro-North Railroad, and Tweed New Haven Airport.
  • Other major cities include Waterbury, Meriden, Milford, Wallingford and Middletown.
  • The southeastern section of the county is more rural, with forested areas and farmland.
New Haven County locator map
Location of New Haven County on Connecticut map.

Quick Facts about New Haven County

Population : 851,948 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
Area : 2233 km2
Water as percent of area : 29.9%
Land as percent of area : 70.1%
Named for : New Haven Colony
Altitude : 308 feet / 94 meters
Capital : New Haven
Establishment : January 01, 1666
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 14:39:55 (23rd February 2024)
Density : 382 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.24% (2010-2020)
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Geography

New Haven County is located at 41°20'56"N 72°53'59"W (41.3488200, -72.8998600). It has 5 neighbors: Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County and Suffolk County.

New Haven County map

The largest city of New Haven County is New Haven with a population of 130,801. Other cities include, Waterbury population 106,826, Meriden population 58,981, West Haven population 54,367 and Milford population 53,259. See all New Haven County cities & populated places.

New Haven County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in New Haven County.

City Name Population Title
New Haven 130,801 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
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

New Haven County has 5 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of New Haven County decreased by 1.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 862,477 - census
2011 863,871 0.16% estimation process
2012 864,566 0.08% estimation process
2013 862,820 -0.2% estimation process
2014 862,885 0.01% estimation process
2015 860,186 -0.31% estimation process
2016 857,901 -0.27% estimation process
2017 857,748 -0.02% estimation process
2018 856,971 -0.09% estimation process
2019 854,757 -0.26% estimation process
2020 851,948 -0.33% estimation process

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People born in New Haven County (5)

People born in New Haven County, including New Zealand entomologist Lionel Jack Dumbleton, painter and author Clarissa Munger Badger, minister and author 1810-1883 Nathaniel Smith Richardson, .

List

  • Marshall Ashmun Upson he was born in 23/11/1828
  • George Candee (American landscape artist) he was born in 25/12/1837

Connecticut Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Fairfield County 942,426 County in Connecticut, United States
Hartford County 889,226 County in Connecticut, United States
New London County 264,999 County in Connecticut, United States
Litchfield County 179,610 County in Connecticut, United States
Middlesex County 161,657 County in Connecticut, United States
Tolland County 150,600 County in Connecticut, United States
Bridgeport 143,525 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Stamford 131,397 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
New Haven 130,801 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
North Stamford 128,278 A census-designated place in Stamford, Connecticut.
Hartford 121,535 The capital of Connecticut.
Windham County 116,540 County in Connecticut, United States
Waterbury 106,826 The second most populous city in Connecticut.
Norwalk 88,655 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
East Norwalk 84,530 A census-designated place in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Danbury 84,317 The most populous city in Fairfield County, Connecticut.