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East Haven, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The East Haven Census Designated Place had a population of 28,557 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for East Haven is located at latitude 41.2935 and longitude -72.859 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the East Haven Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.2 sq. miles. New Haven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The East Haven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377819) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Haven Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Haven, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Haven County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Haven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Haven: East Village, Easthaven, Iron Works Village, Mioonkh-tuk.

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East Haven, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,557
Population in Households 28,154
Population in Familes 22,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 403
Population Density1 2,323
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 11,365
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 7,153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,925 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,440 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,207 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $223,504
Average Home Value $244,306


Median Household Income $57,939
Average Household Income $78,377
Per Capita Income $31,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.14%
Households -0.54% -0.23%
Families -0.61% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Haven, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Haven to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 84th
Population Density1 # 43 70th
Diversity Index2 # 40 72nd
Median Household Income # 98 32nd
Per Capita Income # 97 32nd

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