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East Haven, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The East Haven Census Designated Place had a population of 29,202 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 29,202
Daytime Population: Workers 7,668
Daytime Population: Residents 14,126
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,794
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 28,799
Population in Familes 22,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 403
Population Density2 2,375
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $61,106
Average Household Income $81,611
Per Capita Income $32,850


Total Housing Units 12,666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,057 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,567 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,042 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $230,892
Average Home Value $250,344


Total Households 11,624
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 7,306
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% 0.07%
Households -0.16% -0.02%
Families -0.24% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2017 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 Density # 42 71st
Diversity Index # 39 73rd
Median Household Income # 93 35th
Per Capita Income # 96 33rd

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