Hamden, CT 06518 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06518: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hamden, CT 06518

Acceptable Alternative
New Haven, CT 06518

Not Acceptable, USPS
Centerville Mount Carmel, CT 06518
Mount Carmel, CT 06518
N Haven, CT 06518

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 896
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,213
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 762
  • County: New Haven County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.416, Longitude -72.912
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Hamden, CT 06518 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,572
Population in Households 15,758
Population in Familes 11,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,814
Population Density1 1,305
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 6,862
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,887
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,519 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,343 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 780 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $269,652
Average Home Value $296,470


Median Household Income $75,591
Average Household Income $97,259
Per Capita Income $39,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% 0.07%
Households -0.55% 0.03%
Families -0.6% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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.

Hamden, CT 06518 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06518 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 # 67 76th
Population Density1 # 93 67th
Diversity Index2 # 80 72nd
Median Household Income # 154 45th
Per Capita Income # 149 46th

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