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: 1,385
  • PO Box Addresses: 504
  • Residential Addresses: 21,750
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,705
    • Single Family Addresses: 17,045

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

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  1. 06516 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 06516 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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West Haven, CT 06516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 56,049
Population in Households 53,161
Population in Familes 41,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,888
Population Density2 5,137
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $52,866
Average Household Income $71,215
Per Capita Income $28,092


Total Housing Units 22,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,362 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,643 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,722 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $232,678
Average Home Value $239,271


Total Households 21,005
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 13,019
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.11% 0.08%
Households -0.06% -0.01%
Families -0.15% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

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

The table below compares 06516 to the other 274 ZIP Codes in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 242 12th
Per Capita Income # 244 11th

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