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New Haven County, Connecticut (CT)

County population in 2017: 860,435 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 824,008 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 156,226
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 55,943
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 201,349
Renter-occupied apartments: 122,333 (it was 117,691 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%

Land area: 606 sq. mi.

Water area: 256.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 1421 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in New Haven County: 127.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.6%), Educational, health and social services (16.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in New Haven County, CT (2017)
    • 540,14365.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 156,11818.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 107,27913.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 33,9204.1%Asian alone
    • 19,9412.4%Two or more races
    • 2,2090.3%Some other race alone
    • 8250.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Connecticut median age:

40.9 years
Males: 415,460  (48.3%)
Females: 444,975  (51.7%)
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Average household size:
New Haven County:

2.0 people
Connecticut:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,863 ($48,834 in 1999)
This county:

$66,863
Connecticut:

$74,168

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $948 (lower quartile is $725, upper quartile is $1,210)
This county:

$948
State:

$963


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $243,400 (it was $145,500 in 2000)
New Haven:

$243,400
Connecticut:

$273,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $166,600 - $358,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $297,427
Here:

$297,427
State:

$405,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,439
Here:

$193,439
State:

$255,988

In 2-unit structures: $214,907
Here:

$214,907
State:

$257,568

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,608
Here:

$200,608
State:

$220,956

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,636
Here:

$144,636
State:

$213,749

Mobile homes: $59,789
Here:

$59,789
State:

$156,769

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,913
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $837

Institutionalized population: 10,313
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Health of residents in New Haven County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
75.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
13.7% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1584 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 1998: 1749 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 1857 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 1597 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2001: 1363 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2002: 1602 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 1340 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2004: 1752 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2005: 1693 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2006: 1156 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2007: 786 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2008: 615 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2009: 393 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2010: 452 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2011: 422 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2012: 466 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2013: 460 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2014: 484 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2015: 422 buildings, average cost: $204,300
  • 2016: 378 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2017: 469 buildings, average cost: $213,200
Number of permits per 10,000 New Haven, CT residents
Average permit cost in New Haven, CT
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,837 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,236 (2.3%)

Distribution of median household income in New Haven, CT in 2017
Distribution of house value in New Haven, CT in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in New Haven, CT in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.7%
New Haven County:

10.7%
Connecticut:

9.6%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.1 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 41.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.8 years old, Black residents: 33.4 years old, American Indian residents: 35.8 years old, Asian residents: 34.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 29.4 years old)

Area name: Milford-Ansonia-Seymour, CT HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Haven County is $877 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $981 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1249 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Haven, Waterbury, Meriden, Hamden, West Haven, Milford, Wallingford, Naugatuck, Branford, Cheshire.

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

2018 air pollution in New Haven County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.245 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 12.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Washington County, Rhode Island , Centre County, Pennsylvania , Defiance County, Ohio , Warren County, Pennsylvania , Wayne County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Connecticut:

4.2%

Unemployment by year in New Haven, CT
County total employment by year in New Haven, CT
County average yearly wages by year in New Haven, CT

Current college students: 55,307
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 102,630 (53.8% naturalized citizens)

New Haven County:

11.9%
Whole state:

14.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 21,6852010 or later
  • 25,5782000 to 2009
  • 24,2471990 to 1999
  • 15,1991980 to 1989
  • 9,3741970 to 1979
  • 20,040Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.8%

New Haven County marital status for males New Haven County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 199,420
  • One, attached: 18,344
  • Two: 33,076
  • 3 or 4: 37,580
  • 5 to 9: 23,913
  • 10 to 19: 14,510
  • 20 to 49: 16,058
  • 50 or more: 22,676
  • Mobile homes: 1,640

Housing units in New Haven County with a mortgage: 133,303 (2,637 second mortgage, 19,035 home equity loan, 1,099 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 68,197

Here:

66.2% with mortgage
State:

68.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for New Haven County

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-
New Haven County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 172
New Haven County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 96
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 186
New Haven County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 764
This county:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
New Haven County:

8.2%
Connecticut:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
New Haven County:

24.0%
State:

21.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

15.8%

Agriculture in New Haven County:

Average size of farms: 53 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $117,651
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $5203.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $99,813
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $69,982
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 72.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.17
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.66%
Vegetables: 1,788 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 721 acres

Earthquake activity:

New Haven County-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 191.0 miles away from New Haven County 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 217.7 miles away from the county 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 161.1 miles away from the county 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 210.0 miles away from the county 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 177.8 miles away from New Haven County 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 123.8 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4213: April 08, 2015, FEMA Id: 4213, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3361: February 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 3361, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4106: March 21, 2013, FEMA Id: 4106, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3353: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3353, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4087: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4087, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3342: October 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 3342, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4046: November 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 4046, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4023: September 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 4023, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3331: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3331, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 12, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1958: March 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 1958, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - New Haven

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 309,062 (79.2%)
  • Carpooled: 28,693 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10,067 (2.6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 251 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 2,130 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,963 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,554 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 14,803 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 18,504 (4.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Ecuador (5%)
  • Italy (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in New Haven County


  • Italian (16%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • American (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Jamaican (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in New Haven County, Connecticut in 2000:

  • 11,118 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 8,429 people in nursing homes
  • 2,023 people in state prisons
  • 1,895 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,269 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 934 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 386 people in religious group quarters
  • 287 people in other group homes
  • 191 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 150 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 148 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 137 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 128 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 96 people in halfway houses
  • 69 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 66 people in institutions for the blind
  • 57 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 56 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 56 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 47 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 24 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 19 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 15 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 10 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 7 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in military ships
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in New Haven County, Connecticut in 2010:

  • 14,497 people in college/university student housing
  • 6,679 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,285 people in state prisons
  • 1,557 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,347 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 611 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 572 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 561 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 351 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 318 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 115 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 113 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 73 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 58 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 42 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 19 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $80,172.

4.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

2.05% relocated from other counties in Connecticut ($28,309 average AGI)
2.09% relocated from other states ($30,265 average AGI)
New Haven County:

2.09%
Connecticut average:

2.46%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Litchfield County, CT  0.22% ($51,717)
from Kings County, NY  0.10% ($49,055)
from New York County, NY  0.09% ($104,306)
from Bronx County, NY  0.09% ($31,672)


5.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.04% relocated to other counties in Connecticut ($24,837 average AGI)
2.91% relocated to other states ($42,161 average AGI)
New Haven County:

2.91%
Connecticut average:

3.28%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.27% ($53,686)
to New York County, NY  0.12% ($89,207)
to New London County, CT  0.08% ($63,218)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.08% ($97,179)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in New Haven County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in New Haven County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in New Haven County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in New Haven County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in New Haven County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in New Haven County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in New Haven County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in New Haven County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in New Haven County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 133,893 (113,316 aged, 20,577 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,409 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 36.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 5.3
  • Other - 6.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.4
  • Suffocation - 30.8
  • Poisoning - 15.2
  • Other - 9.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 860,435
  • In family households: 681,201 (95,771 male householders, 107,733 female householders)
    142,082 spouses, 255,009 children (239,498 natural, 5,870 adopted, 9,641 stepchildren), 17,459 grandchildren, 9,414 brothers or sisters, 22,129 parents, 13,501 other relatives, 18,103 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 150,390 (53,484 male householders (43,996 living alone)), 67,849 female householders (58,613 living alone)), 29,057 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 28,844

Size of family households: 91,512 2-persons, 47,733 3-persons, 40,138 4-persons, 15,160 5-persons, 6,142 6-persons, 2,819 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 102,609 1-person, 16,369 2-persons, 1,664 3-persons, 479 4-persons, 150 5-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

97,896 married couples with children.
55,778 single-parent households (9,501 men, 46,277 women).

78.5% of residents of New Haven speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,457,687,000 ($6,454 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $187,169,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,932,317,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,281,700,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,946,000
Federal grants: $1,566,813,000
Federal procurement contracts: $275,582,000 ($100,322,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $375,329,000 ($30,884,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $18,233,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $496,171,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,261,912,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 53,538
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 40,056
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15,916
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+22 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,669
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in New Haven County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 80.37 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Year house built in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • 3,2842014 or later
  • 3,7002010 to 2013
  • 21,3792000 to 2009
  • 26,3991990 to 1999
  • 45,9151980 to 1989
  • 44,1811970 to 1979
  • 45,4271960 to 1969
  • 55,1581950 to 1959
  • 24,9581940 to 1949
  • 96,8161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • 8671 room
  • 6992 rooms
  • 3,5073 rooms
  • 20,4574 rooms
  • 35,8725 rooms
  • 46,7186 rooms
  • 38,9087 rooms
  • 23,8948 rooms
  • 30,5789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • 8,5201 room
  • 10,2712 rooms
  • 26,3543 rooms
  • 33,4404 rooms
  • 25,5095 rooms
  • 10,5916 rooms
  • 5,2957 rooms
  • 1,7718 rooms
  • 1,5869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • 867no bedroom
  • 6,2891 bedroom
  • 45,5292 bedrooms
  • 95,1713 bedrooms
  • 45,3464 bedrooms
  • 8,2985+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • 9,241no bedroom
  • 38,4851 bedroom
  • 48,1112 bedrooms
  • 22,0903 bedrooms
  • 4,3294 bedrooms
  • 1,0815+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in New Haven County, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in New Haven County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in New Haven County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5,124no vehicle
  • 53,5211 vehicle
  • 86,9642 vehicles
  • 37,9413 vehicles
  • 12,0374 vehicles
  • 5,9135+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in New Haven County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in New Haven County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 30,609no vehicle
  • 62,6441 vehicle
  • 24,7112 vehicles
  • 4,3923 vehicles
  • 7144 vehicles
  • 2675+ vehicles

87.1% of New Haven County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Connecticut.

New Haven County:

87.1%
State average:

88.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 525,506
  • Other state: 192,145
  • Northeast: 116,398
  • Midwest: 20,345
  • South: 41,985
  • West: 13,417
Year householders moved into unit in New Haven County, CT
Most commonly used house heating fuel in New Haven County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 16.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,756
Here:

9.8%
Connecticut:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,688
Here:

11.9%
Connecticut:

12.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24,446
Here:

46.8%
Connecticut:

32.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 16,202
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,632
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 14,570
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,243
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10,684
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,275
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,796
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,723
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 185 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,183$192,2833,469$215,22715,822$216,3461,143$109,65750$1,608,180696$203,37919$75,368
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED197$194,269302$210,5171,578$214,080184$63,0712$4,462,50077$202,7666$40,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED585$181,376712$188,3036,343$219,908843$65,36516$307,563502$168,66920$45,550
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN331$182,112447$203,4923,479$218,977151$123,6626$2,560,333179$163,9393$43,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS106$198,047121$203,587986$222,53070$115,0140$049$181,7356$44,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 163 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED543$243,291263$258,1984$216,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED182$235,187162$262,7475$183,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED166$228,910120$278,5422$535,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN52$233,73138$283,2110$01$198,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$215,23510$248,4000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in New Haven, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in New Haven, CT - Value
Most common first names in New Haven County, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9,38881.5 years
John9,00274.9 years
Joseph6,19975.4 years
William5,48775.0 years
Helen4,23481.1 years
Anna4,19983.2 years
James3,80273.0 years
Frank3,41976.7 years
George3,41876.1 years
Robert3,40870.7 years
Most common last names in New Haven County, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,71676.8 years
Johnson1,23277.2 years
Brown77375.5 years
Anderson74477.6 years
Miller73277.4 years
Williams72774.3 years
Jones56374.6 years
Sullivan56276.5 years
Clark51477.1 years
White48776.0 years
Businesses in New Haven County, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6J. Jill1
ALDI2JCPenney1
ALDO1Jamba Juice1
AMF Bowling2JoS. A. Bank2
AT&T14Johnny Rockets1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jones New York16
Ace Hardware2Journeys1
Advance Auto Parts8Justice3
Aeropostale1KFC11
Aerosoles1Kincaid1
American Eagle Outfitters2Kmart2
Ann Taylor3Kohl's4
Applebee's2LA Fitness1
Arby's4La-Z-Boy5
Ashley Furniture4Lane Bryant3
Audi1Lane Furniture5
AutoZone9LensCrafters1
Avenue2Little Caesars Pizza3
BMW1Lowe's5
Bakers1Macy's3
Bally Total Fitness1Marriott7
Banana Republic1Marshalls5
Barnes & Noble2MasterBrand Cabinets45
Bath & Body Works2Mazda1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's29
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse4
Ben & Jerry's2Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity4
Blockbuster7New Balance12
Brookstone1New York & Co2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Nike20
Budget Car Rental1Nissan5
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy3
Burger King12Olive Garden2
CVS20On The Border1
CarMax1Outback2
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback Steakhouse2
Casual Male XL3Pac Sun1
Catherines2Panera Bread4
Charlotte Russe1Payless6
Chevrolet4Penske7
Chico's2PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports6
Circle K1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery2Plato's Closet1
Coldwater Creek2Popeyes3
ColorTyme1Quality3
Comfort Inn3Quiznos3
Costco1RadioShack12
Cracker Barrel1Raymour & Flanigan3
Curves6Red Lobster1
DHL5Red Robin1
Dairy Queen9Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rite Aid15
Deb1Rodeway Inn1
Decora Cabinetry11Ruby Tuesday2
Dennys1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza5SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn6Sam's Club1
Dressbarn6Sears7
Dunkin Donuts80Soma Intimates1
Econo Lodge2Spencer Gifts2
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel10
Express2Staples8
Extended Stay America1Starbucks20
Famous Footwear3Stop & Shop19
Fashion Bug2Subaru3
FedEx90Subway32
Finish Line2Super 82
Firestone Complete Auto Care5T-Mobile26
Foot Locker2T.G.I. Driday's2
Ford6T.J.Maxx4
Forever 212Taco Bell9
GNC15Talbots2
GameStop11Target4
Gap4The Room Place4
Goodwill1Torrid1
Gymboree2Toyota2
H&M1Toys"R"Us4
H&R Block22Trader Joe's1
Harmon Face Values1True Value7
Hawthorn1U-Haul18
Hilton4UPS102
Holiday Inn5Verizon Wireless8
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret2
Home Depot6Volkswagen2
HomeTown Buffet1Walgreens15
Honda1Walmart8
Hot Topic2Wendy's13
Howard Johnson1Wet Seal1
Hyatt1Whole Foods Market1
Hyundai3YMCA7
IHOP3

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