Hamden, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 60,960.
Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 
Males: 28,039  (46.0%)
Females: 32,921  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06514.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $71,678 (it was $52,351 in 2000)
Hamden:

$71,678
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,407 (it was $26,039 in 2000)

Hamden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $226,002 (it was $135,100 in 2000)
Hamden:

$226,002
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,518; detached houses: $297,427; townhouses or other attached units: $193,439; in 2-unit structures: $214,907; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,608; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,636; mobile homes: $59,789
March 2019 cost of living index in Hamden: 136.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Hamden, CT (2010)
    • 39,08664.1%White alone
    • 11,86919.5%Black alone
    • 5,3278.7%Hispanic
    • 3,3045.4%Asian alone
    • 1,2112.0%Two or more races
    • 970.2%Other race alone
    • 540.09%American Indian alone
    • 120.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Hamden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Hamden, Connecticut as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hamden is 1,108 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Hamden by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.6)
3
(4.9)
1
(1.6)
1
(1.6)
1
(1.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(6.8)
13
(22.4)
13
(22.4)
5
(8.7)
10
(17.2)
3
(4.9)
12
(19.7)
10
(16.2)
10
(16.3)
8
(13.1)
4
(6.6)
3
(4.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
50
(85.4)
67
(115.3)
63
(108.7)
73
(126.3)
54
(93.1)
39
(63.9)
62
(101.9)
56
(90.9)
46
(75.0)
35
(57.2)
26
(42.6)
51
(83.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(37.6)
16
(27.5)
44
(75.9)
29
(50.2)
33
(56.9)
278
(455.5)
245
(402.8)
164
(266.2)
130
(211.8)
151
(247.0)
152
(249.0)
150
(245.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
100
(170.9)
183
(315.0)
192
(331.1)
165
(285.5)
123
(212.2)
196
(321.1)
234
(384.7)
257
(417.2)
223
(363.4)
211
(345.1)
88
(144.2)
134
(218.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,008
(1,722)
1,371
(2,360)
1,067
(1,840)
1,192
(2,062)
941
(1,623)
1,089
(1,784)
1,047
(1,721)
1,021
(1,657)
1,022
(1,665)
1,164
(1,904)
989
(1,620)
911
(1,488)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
127
(217.0)
173
(297.8)
137
(236.3)
120
(207.6)
98
(169.0)
97
(158.9)
77
(126.6)
77
(125.0)
87
(141.8)
132
(215.9)
98
(160.5)
123
(200.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(1.7)
5
(8.6)
4
(6.9)
2
(3.5)
2
(3.4)
2
(3.3)
1
(1.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(4.9)
1
(1.6)
4
(6.6)
4
(6.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)136.8201.7184.9173.9146.4227.3232.8202.3191.0197.9158.8172.1

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City-data.com crime index in Hamden, CT

Crime rate in Hamden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 133 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Connecticut average:

2.15
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Ancestries: Italian (28.0%), Irish (17.4%), German (8.7%), English (7.5%), Polish (5.7%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1786

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 32.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,859 people per square mile   (low).

Hamden, Connecticut map

5,365 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe, 3.0% Asia, 2.0% Latin America).

This town:

9.4%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hamden town:

2.4% ($3,285)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (56.5 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (61.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

North Haven, CT (1.8 miles ),
New Haven, CT (2.0 miles ),
Woodbridge, CT (2.2 miles ),
Bethany, CT (2.3 miles ),
East Haven, CT (2.5 miles ),
West Haven, CT (2.7 miles ),
Wallingford Center, CT (2.7 miles ),
North Branford, CT (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 72.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 203

Distribution of median household income in Hamden, CT in 2017
Hamden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 62 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2000: 146 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 78 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $246,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Hamden, CT residents
Average permit cost in Hamden, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Hamden, CT
Historical housing units in Hamden, CT
Most common industries in Hamden, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Hamden, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Hamden, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hamden, Connecticut average temperatures Hamden, Connecticut average precipitation Hamden, Connecticut humidity Hamden, Connecticut wind speed Hamden, Connecticut snowfall Hamden, Connecticut sunshine Hamden, Connecticut clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.2. This is about average.

City:

84.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.251. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.251
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.240. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.240
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 41.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.66
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hamden-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the Hamden town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamden-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from Hamden center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 178.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Haven County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hamden topographic map

Main business address for: HOST AMERICA CORP (RETAIL-EATING PLACES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Hamden:

  • ARDEN HOUSE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (850 MIX AVE)
  • HAMDEN HEALTH CARE CENTER (1270 SHERMAN LANE)
  • WHITNEY CENTER (200 LEEDER HILL DR)
  • WHITNEY MANOR CONV CTR (2798 WHITNEY AVE)
  • HAMDEN DIALYSIS (3000 DIXWELL AVENUE SUITE 100)
  • VISITING NURSE SERVICES, INC OF SO CT (1684 DIXWELL AVENUE)
  • VNA SERVICES, INC (1100 SHERMAN AVENUE)

Heliports located in Hamden:

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Amtrak stations near Hamden:

  • 5 miles: NEW HAVEN (50 UNION AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: WALLINGFORD (37 HALL AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Hamden:

  • Quinnipiac University (Full-time enrollment: 8,153; Location: Mt Carmel Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.quinnipiac.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Hamden (Full-time enrollment: 255; Location: 109 Sanford St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolnedu.com)
  • Paier College of Art Inc (Full-time enrollment: 159; Location: 20 Gorham Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.paiercollegeofart.edu)
  • Eli Whitney Technical High School (Full-time enrollment: 53; Location: 71 Jones Rd; Public; Website: www.cttech.org/whitney/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hamden:

  • Southern Connecticut State University (about 4 miles; New Haven, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,708)
  • Yale University (about 5 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)
  • Gateway Community College (about 5 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 4,672)
  • University of New Haven (about 6 miles; West Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 6,205)
  • Post University (about 15 miles; Waterbury, CT; FT enrollment: 5,808)
  • University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus (about 15 miles; Waterbury, CT; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College (about 15 miles; Waterbury, CT; FT enrollment: 4,491)

Public high schools in Hamden:

  • HAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,800, Location: 2040 DIXWELL AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ELI WHITNEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 554, Location: 100 FAIRVIEW AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL NORTH (Location: 205 SKIFF STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL WEST (Location: 205 SKIFF STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL EAST (Location: 205 SKIFF STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • HIGHVILLE CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 130 LEEDERHILL DRIVE, Grades: PK-10, Charter school)
  • HAMDEN COLLABORATIVE LEARNING CENTER (Location: 306 CIRCULAR AVENUE, Grades: 7-12)

Private high schools in Hamden:

  • SACRED HEART ACADEMY (Students: 508, Location: 265 BENHAM ST, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)
  • WEST WOODS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 77, Location: 2105 STATE ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • WHITNEY HALL SCHOOL (Students: 70, Location: 1400 WHITNEY AVE, Grades: 1-12)
  • CEDARHURST SCHOOL (Students: 35, Location: 871 PROSPECT ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • LORRAINE D FOSTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 1861 WHITNEY AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hamden:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hamden:

  • ST RITA SCHOOL (Students: 402, Location: 1601 WHITNEY AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST STEPHEN SCHOOL (Students: 179, Location: 418 RIDGE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • LAUREL OAKS ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 41, Location: 14 W SHEPARD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SALMA K FARID ACADEMY (Students: 29, Location: 131 LEEDER HILL DR, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Hamden

Library in Hamden:

  • HAMDEN LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,807,639; Location: 2901 DIXWELL AVE.; 204,820 books; 18 e-books; 11,041 audio materials; 9,638 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 655 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The correct name for the first School listed for private schools is Hamden Hall School, Not Homden Hall added by Tony
  • NBA Player Scott Burrell was born in hamden

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hamden: Mount Carmel Station (A), Meadowbrook Country Club (B), New Haven Country Club (C), Sleeping Giant Country Club (D), Laurel View Country Club (E), Greenbriar Office Greenhouse and Rehabilitation Center (F), Esther Swinkin Memorial Library (G), Eli Whitney Museum (H), Eli Whitney Barn (I), Whitney Water Center (J), Water Learning Laboratory (K), Revival Center (L), Putnam Cottage Museum (M), Paier College of Art Library (N), North Campus Residence Complex (O), New Haven Community Center (P), McKeon Building (Q), Mary and James Dimeo Library (R), Miller Memorial Library (S), Hamden Volunteer Fire Company Station 8 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Putnam Place Shopping Center (1), Caldor Shopping Center (2), Acme Mall Shopping Center (3), Hamden Mart Shopping Center (4), Hamden Plaza Shopping Center (5), Hamden Village Fair Shopping Center (6), Mount Carmel Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Hamden: HOST AMERICA CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hamden include: Mount Sacred Heart Convent (A), Masjid al-Islam (B), Mount Calvary Deliverance Church (C), Mount Carmel Congregational Church (D), Olivet Baptist Church (E), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (F), Prayer and Deliverance Church (G), Saint Anns Church (H), Saint Barnabas Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beaverdale Memorial Park (1), Congregation Beth El Cemetery (2), Central Burying Grounds (3), Woodin Street Cemetery (4), Hamden Plains Cemetery (5), Westwood Cemetery (6), B'nail Scholom Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Turners Pond (A), Clarks Pond (B), Lake Wintergreen (C), Woodruffs Pond (D), Jepp Pond (E), Axle Shop Pond (F), Farm Brook Reservoir (G), Farm Brook Site 2B Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Brook (A), Shepard Brook (B), Butterworth Brook (C), Eaton Brook (D), Farm Brook (E), Hickory Brook (F), Jepp Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hamden include: Bassett Park (1), Brooksvale Recreation Park (2), West Rock Ridge State Park (3), East Rock Park (4), Quinnipiac River Marsh Wildlife Area (5), Pardee Rose Garden (6), Paradise Game Preserve (7), Sleeping Giant State Park (8), Edgerton Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bassn' Bears Trip Service (Arcades & Amusements; 5900 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Inn (2260 Whitney Avenue) (1), Days Inn (3400 Whitney Avenue) (2), Equity Corporate Housing (24321 Town Walk Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Connecticut State - Superior Court- Superior Court Housing- Appellate C (2911 Dixwell Avenue Floor 4) (1), Hamden Town - Courts- Hamden Probate Court (2372 Whitney Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ernest Borgnine - (born 1917), actor, Henry Austin (architect) - Architect, Donald Hall - Poet, Anttaj Hawthorne - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Nov 15, 1981), Henry W. Lee (bishop) - First bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa., Richard Davis Anderson - Soilder, Craig Benson - College basketball player (Quinnipiac Bobcats), Danny Oglesby - College basketball player (Fairfield Stags), Ed Ellis - Football player, Eddie Wilson (baseball) - Baseball player.

New Haven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.3%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.8%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in Hamden in 2010:

  • 4,150 people in college/university student housing
  • 345 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 111 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 94 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 72 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Hamden in 2000:

  • 3,063 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 663 people in nursing homes
  • 150 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 90 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Hamden (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Westwoods Branch, Putnam Place Stop And Shop Branch, Hamden Branch, Hamden Super Stop And Shop Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Whitneyville Branch, Hamden Branch, Whitney Center Branch, Mount Carmel Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Spring Glen Branch, Hamden Plaza Branch, Central Hamden Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • TD Bank, National Association: Hamden Central Branch at 2992 Dixwell Avenue, branch established on 1965/03/31; Quinnipiac College Branch at 555 New Road, branch established on 1975/11/12. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Dixwell Avenue Branch at 2855 Dixwell Avenue, branch established on 1996/07/22; Hamden Branch at 5 Helen Street, branch established on 1988/01/22. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hamden Branch at 2340 Dixwell Avenue, branch established on 1960/06/13; Hamden Branch at 1699 Whitney Avenue, branch established on 1964/11/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Company: at 2600 Dixwell Avenue, branch established on 2008/03/06. Info updated 2010/09/11: Bank assets: $76.0 mil, Deposits: $66.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Hamden Branch at 2584 Dixwell Avenue, branch established on 1988/06/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Naugatuck Savings Bank: Hamden Branch at 2989 Whitney Avenue, branch established on 2011/06/18. Info updated 2009/08/17: Bank assets: $915.6 mil, Deposits: $741.6 mil, headquarters in Naugatuck, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Hamden:

Marital status in Hamden, CT
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Hamden:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hamden, CT (based on New Haven County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic304,677104
Mainline Protestant52,851149
Evangelical Protestant33,484208
Other19,94379
Black Protestant6,47135
Orthodox3,73111
None441,320-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 172
New Haven County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
New Haven County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 96
Here:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 186
Here:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 764
New Haven County:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New Haven County:

8.2%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
New Haven County:

24.0%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Haven County:

15.4%
Connecticut:

15.8%

4.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.03%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairfield County, CT  0.98% ($57,745 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.48% ($54,707)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.25% ($62,540)


5.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($768 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.07%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fairfield County, CT  0.74% ($67,908 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.57% ($52,965)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.32% ($68,153)
Businesses in Hamden, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marshalls1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1Mazda1
Avenue1McDonald's2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Burger King2New Balance1
CVS1Nike7
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Clarion1Penske1
Days Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Decora Cabinetry2Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts7Staples1
FedEx5Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Stop & Shop2
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Talbots1
Home Depot1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul3
Jones New York4UPS7
KFC1Walgreens3
Kohl's1Walmart1
LA Fitness1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamden:

  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUN (1220 AM; 1 kW; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WFNW (1380 AM; 5 kW; NAUGATUCK, CT; Owner: CANDIDO DIAS CARRELO)
  • WYBC (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WATR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WATR, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVZ (1300 AM; 1 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamden:

  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W226AG (93.1 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: SAINT THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W252AS (98.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WNHU (88.7 FM; WEST HAVEN, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WMNR-FM1 (88.1 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Hamden:

  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • W28AJ (Channel 28; ALLINGTOWN, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W12BH (Channel 12; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CONN.PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Hamden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 312ft / 95.1mTotal length
  • $7,861,000Total costs
  • 1,389,315Total average daily traffic
  • 29,336Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,451,303Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hamden, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 231940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hamden, CT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hamden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hamden, CT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hamden)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hamden)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 226. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 304 took place in 2008, and the least - 151 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hamden, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.6%), and Outside Fires (31.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hamden, CT
    • 2,06153.6%Structure Fires
    • 1,22131.8%Outside Fires
    • 46312.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1002.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hamden, CT
Most common first names in Hamden, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary81183.1 years
John62177.1 years
Joseph42177.8 years
Helen36882.6 years
William36377.5 years
Anna33584.2 years
Margaret27483.5 years
James25575.7 years
Edward25575.5 years
George24677.4 years
Most common last names in Hamden, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12980.8 years
Johnson11479.3 years
Miller7179.2 years
Esposito6679.8 years
Williams6176.4 years
Sullivan5977.5 years
Anderson5377.1 years
Brown5279.7 years
Murphy4777.4 years
Palmieri4082.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hamden, CT
  • 58.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hamden, CT
  • 41.6%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Hamden compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Hamden on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal appearance workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: librarians, curators, and archivists (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: rail transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metal and metal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: fuel dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: beverage and tobacco products (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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