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New Haven, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of New Haven is the 3rd largest city in Connecticut with a population of 132,866 as of July 1, 2017. New Haven ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Haven is located at latitude 41.3108 and longitude -72.9249 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Haven (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.69 sq. miles and a water area of 1.44 sq. miles. New Haven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of New Haven (GNIS ID: 2378285) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New Haven is located within Town of New Haven, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Haven County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New 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 New Haven: Queenapick, Quillipiack, Quinnepyooghq, Quinnipiac, Quinnypiock, Quinopiocke, Rodeberg, Rodenburg.

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New Haven, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 132,866
Daytime Population: Workers 93,414
Daytime Population: Residents 72,121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 165,535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 121,449
Population in Familes 85,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,417
Population Density2 7,109
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $38,352
Average Household Income $60,632
Per Capita Income $23,949


Total Housing Units 56,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,970 (23.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,741 (65.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,568 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $207,040
Average Home Value $250,237


Total Households 49,711
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 26,279
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 0.32% 0.25%
Households 0.23% 0.22%
Families -0.01% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

New Haven, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New 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 # 3 99th
Population Density # 3 99th
Diversity Index # 3 99th
Median Household Income # 139 3rd
Per Capita Income # 133 7th

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