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Overview

Introduction to East Haven, Connecticut

East Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 3 miles SE of New Haven, Connecticut and 68 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the New Haven- Meriden area. There are 28,189 residents in East Haven.

East Haven History

East Haven was obtained on November 29, 1638, by Puritan settlers Theophilus Eaton and Reverend John Davenport. It was then called East Farms. Settlements were established here in 1639. The New Haven colony merged with the Connecticut Colony in 1655 and an ironwork mill was set up here. As this mill became successful, the area came to be known as Iron Works Village. In May of 1707, the name of the town was changed to East Haven and it was officially incorporated in 1785.

East Haven and nearby Attractions

  • Shore Line Trolley Museum
  • Hagaman Memorial Library
  • Maloney Brook
  • Silver Sands Beach
  • Alling Memorial Golf Course
  • Kennedy Field

Things To Do In East Haven

The Silver Sands Beach, Shell Beach, Momauguin Beach and West Silver Sands Beach are very popular tourist spots. One can also indulge in a variety of recreational activities and sports at these beaches. The Trolley Square Shopping Center is the ideal destination for those who love to shop.

East Haven Transportation

JFK Memorial is the nearest major airport.

East Haven Higher Education

Gateway Community College, Yale University, the University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac University provide higher educational opportunities to the residents of East Haven.

People

Total Population 29,104
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 14,726
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.3%
Median Earnings25+ $43,111
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,964

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,959
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,096
Median House Value $209,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 17.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Haven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06512, 06513
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.276
Longitude -72.868

East Haven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, East Haven, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fair Haven (06513)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

East Haven Public Libraries

Library
Hagaman Memorial Library
227 MAIN ST.
East Haven, Connecticut
(203) 468-3890
Library Web Site

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East Haven High Schools

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EAST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
35 WHEELBARROW LN.
203-468-3267
Serves 1,129 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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290 DODGE AVE.
203-468-5316
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Serves 37 students.

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203-468-3261
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