Introduction to Hamden, Connecticut

Hamden, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 72 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area. Hamden has a population of 56,913.

Hamden History

Hamden was originally a part of New Haven and was settled in by Puritans. The land was purchased from the local Quinnipiack Native Americans by Theophilus Eaton and Reverend John Davenport in 1638. It remained a part of New Haven until it was incorporated independently in 1786. The community was named after British statesman, John Hampden. The town experienced significant suburban development after WWII.

Hamden and nearby Attractions

  • Eli Whitney Museum
  • Prayer and Deliverance Church
  • Acme Mall Shopping Cente
  • Butterworth Brook Reservoir
  • Pardee Rose Garden
  • Sleeping Giant State Park

Things To Do In Hamden

The Putnam Cottage Museum and the Eli Whitney Museum have some interesting exhibits depicting the history of the region. The reservoirs and brooks around the town are popular spots among local residents. The Acme Mall Shopping Center, Putnam Place Shopping Center, Caldor Shopping Center, Hamden Mart Shopping Center and Mount Carmel Shopping Center offer a range of entertainment facilities to residents and visitors of Hamden.

Hamden Transportation

Tweed-New Haven Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Hamden Higher Education

Quinnipiac University is the local institute of higher education. Yale University, Gateway Community College and Southern Connecticut State University are all nearby as well.


Total Population 61,523
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 32,079
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.2%
Median Earnings25+ $51,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,893


Median Family Income $91,708
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%


People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,245
Median House Value $230,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.5%
Irish 14.2%

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

Hamden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 72 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06514, 06517, 06518
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.395
Longitude -72.897

Hamden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.3 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
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mount Carmel (06518)

Whitneyville (06517)

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

Hamden Public Libraries

Hamden Library System
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(203) 287-2686
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Hamden High Schools

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Serves 2,163 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Serves 597 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

A Non-traditional School
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.1

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