West Haven New Haven County, Connecticut

West Haven: City in Connecticut, United States

About

West 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 55,564. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 54,367 inhabitants.

The city was created 101 years ago in 1920.

West Haven Quick Facts

Population : 54,367 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : New Haven County
Postal code : 06516
Phone Area Codes : 203
Water as percent of area : 1.56%
Land as percent of area : 98.44%
Altitude : 33 feet / 10 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1921 (101 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:13:48 (18th May 2022)
Population growth : -2.2% (2010-2020)
West Haven locator map
Location of West Haven on Connecticut map.
West Haven City Hall 109 image
West Haven City Hall 109
West Haven City Hall 109 image

Geography

West Haven is located at 41°16'14"N 72°56'49"W (41.2706500, -72.9470500). It has 2 neighbors: New Haven and Orange.

West Haven map

West Haven has 2 neighbours.

  • New Haven city in Connecticut, United States
  • Orange town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States

Demographics

According to census records, the population of West Haven decreased by 2.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 55,564 - census
2011 55,510 -0.1% estimation process
2012 55,284 -0.41% estimation process
2013 55,130 -0.28% estimation process
2014 55,289 0.29% estimation process
2015 54,872 -0.76% estimation process
2016 54,640 -0.42% estimation process
2017 54,841 0.37% estimation process
2018 54,895 0.1% estimation process
2019 54,620 -0.5% estimation process
2020 54,367 -0.47% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 13,366
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 14,001
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -4.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 14,050
April 1, 2010 Population : 14,001
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 15.8%
People over 65 (%) : 26.9%
Female persons, % : 54.3%
White only, percent : 82.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 13.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 2.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 81.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 973
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 8.4%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 84.7%

West Haven zip code is 06516. County name: New Haven, County fips: 09009

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 84.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $143,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,362
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $646
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,257
2015-2019 Households : 6,392
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.09
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 88.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 4.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 57,213
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 85,387
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,710
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 286,344
2012 total retail sales per capita : $20,718
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $73,164
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $44,898
Percentage of people living in poverty : 2.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,484
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 976
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 381
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 136
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,276
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 257
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,133
2010 population per square mile : 3,159.3
2010 land area in square miles : 4.43
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 48.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $145,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,346
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $591
2015-2019 median gross rent : $927
2015-2019 Households : 9,155
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.03
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 40.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 6.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 73,963
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 519,024
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,465
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 588,402
2012 total retail sales per capita : $31,011
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $53,450
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $35,400
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,746
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,027
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 468
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 284
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,326
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 184
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,377
2010 population per square mile : 4,595.4
2010 land area in square miles : 4.17
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 82.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $286,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,059
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $791
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,268
2015-2019 Households : 8,481
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.69
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 91.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 4.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 3.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 59,465
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 133,069
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,676,197
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 423,805
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,299
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $107,286
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $54,072
Percentage of people living in poverty : 5.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,141
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,139
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 668
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 505
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,451
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 148
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,808
2010 population per square mile : 1,146.7
2010 land area in square miles : 20.36

People born in West Haven (19)

People born in West Haven, including actor and comedian Kevin Heffernan, football player Ken Strong, beauty pageant contestant and singer Marian Bergeron, .

List

  • Bernie Leighton (American musician) he was born in 30/01/1921
  • Jamey Jasta (American singer) he was born in 07/08/1977
  • Tony Sparano (American football coach (1961-2018)) he was born in 07/10/1961
  • Doug Ford (professional golfer) he was born in 06/08/1922
  • Carlos Parra (soccer player) he was born in 03/02/1977
  • Eleanor Estes (American children's writer) she was born in 09/05/1906
  • Matt DelGuidice (American ice hockey goaltender) he was born in 05/03/1967
  • Ray Tellier (American football player and coach) he was born in 10/06/1951
  • Rob Jackson (Player of American football) he was born in 03/11/1985
  • Ulish Booker (American football player) he was born in 14/08/1979
  • William A. Soderman (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 20/03/1912
  • Fred Robinson (Canadian football player) he was born in 02/09/1930
  • Edmund T. Silk (American classical philologist) he was born in 16/08/1901
  • Dorinda Keenan Borer (politician) she was born in 04/10/1963
  • Tommy Nelson (American actor) he was born in 01/01/1997
  • George Jacob Augur he was born in 01/10/1853

Schools in West Haven

College & universities near West Haven, CT

Code Name City ZIP
129941 University of New Haven West Haven (CT) 06516-1916
130509 Stone Academy-West Haven West Haven (CT) 06516
130396 Gateway Community College New Haven (CT) 06510
130794 Yale University New Haven (CT) 06520
164474 Andover Newton Theological School Lexington (MA) 02421

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Haven, CT

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

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in New Haven County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in New Haven County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
New Haven 130,801 City in Connecticut, United States
Waterbury 106,826 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Hamden 60,294 Town in Connecticut, US
Meriden 58,981 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Milford 53,259 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States of America
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

West Haven distances to largest Connecticut cities