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East Haven, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The East Haven Census Designated Place had a population of 28,770 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for East Haven is located at latitude 41.2762 and longitude -72.8684 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the East Haven Census Designated Place 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.

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


East Haven, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 28,770 (100%)
Population in Households 28,367 (98.6%)
Population in Families 22,458 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 403 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 2,340
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $67,136
Average Household Income $91,302
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $36,682
Wealth Index5 104


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,085 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,466 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,093 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $218,756
Average Home Value $238,361
Housing Affordability Index3 139


Total Households 11,551
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 7,243
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.16% -0.21%
Households -0.17% -0.22%
Families -0.25% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.08%


East Haven, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Haven to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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
Median Household Income # 92 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 74 52nd
Per Capita Income # 93 36th
Diversity Index # 39 73rd

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