New Haven

New Haven: Introduction
New Haven: Geography and Climate
New Haven: History
New Haven: Population Profile
New Haven: Municipal Government
New Haven: Economy
New Haven: Education and Research
New Haven: Health Care
New Haven: Recreation
New Haven: Convention Facilities
New Haven: Transportation
New Haven: Communications

The City in Brief

Founded: 1638 (chartered, 1784)

Head Official: Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. (D) (since 1994)

City Population

1980: 126,089

1990: 130,474

2000: 123,626

2003 estimate: 124,512

Percent change, 1990–2000: -5.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 125th

U.S. rank in 1990: 138th

U.S. rank in 2000: 196th

Metropolitan Area Population (New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA) 1980: 500,474

1990: 530,180

2000: 542,149

Percent change, 1990–2000: 2.2%

U.S. rank in 1990: 1st (New York CMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 1st (New York CMSA)

Area: 18.85 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 33 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 52.0° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 46.02 inches

Major Economic Sectors: Services, manufacturing, trade

Unemployment Rate: 4.9% (April 2005)

Per Capita Income: $16,393 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 16,044 (Bridgeport, CT MSA)

Major Colleges and Universities: Yale University; University of New Haven; Albertus Magnus College; Southern Connecticut State University; Quinnipiac College; Greater New Haven State Technical College; Gateway Community-Technical College

Daily Newspaper: New Haven Register

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