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
  • County: New Haven County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.27, Longitude -72.964
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,401
  • PO Box Addresses: 520
  • Residential Addresses: 21,662
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,623
    • Single Family Addresses: 17,039

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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West Haven, CT 06516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,489
Daytime Population: Workers 15,292
Daytime Population: Residents 27,796
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,088
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 53,583
Population in Familes 41,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,906
Population Density2 5,136
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $52,011
Average Household Income $70,074
Per Capita Income $27,577


Total Housing Units 22,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,164 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,979 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,544 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $220,492
Average Home Value $233,518


Total Households 21,143
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 13,117
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 0.23% 0.2%
Households 0.02% 0.08%
Families -0.06% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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

The table below compares 06516 to the other 275 ZIP Codes 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 # 25 91st
Diversity Index # 35 87th
Median Household Income # 243 12th
Per Capita Income # 242 12th

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