Hamden, CT 06518 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06518: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hamden, CT 06518

Acceptable Alternative
New Haven, CT 06518

Not Acceptable, USPS
Centerville Mount Carmel, CT 06518
Mount Carmel, CT 06518
N Haven, CT 06518

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: New Haven County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.416, Longitude -72.912
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 887
  • PO Box Addresses: 229
  • Residential Addresses: 6,984
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 764
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,220

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

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Hamden, CT 06518 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,028
Daytime Population: Workers 7,161
Daytime Population: Residents 9,105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 16,227
Population in Familes 11,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,801
Population Density2 1,211
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $78,068
Average Household Income $99,253
Per Capita Income $39,994


Total Housing Units 7,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,474 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,587 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 456 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $271,831
Average Home Value $300,285


Total Households 7,061
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,976
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 0.06% 0.03%
Households -0.1% -0.02%
Families -0.24% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Hamden, CT 06518 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06518 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 # 65 77th
Population Density # 93 67th
Diversity Index # 78 72nd
Median Household Income # 153 45th
Per Capita Income # 148 47th

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