West Haven, CT 06516 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06516: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Haven, CT 06516

Acceptable Alternative
W Haven, CT 06516

Not Acceptable, USPS
N Haven, CT 06516

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,425
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,006
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,581
  • County: New Haven County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.27, Longitude -72.964
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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West Haven, CT 06516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 56,091
Population in Households 53,174
Population in Familes 41,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,917
Population Density1 5,110
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 21,095
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 13,098
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,190 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,905 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,616 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $213,779
Average Home Value $226,390


Median Household Income $49,935
Average Household Income $67,598
Per Capita Income $26,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.13%
Households -0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.1% -0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

West Haven, CT 06516 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06516 to the other 276 ZIP Codes 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 # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 26 91st
Diversity Index2 # 36 87th
Median Household Income # 245 12th
Per Capita Income # 242 13th

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