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Overview

Introduction to New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut was originally settled by Europeans in 1638, and is a city with a population of approximately 125,000 people. New Haven is part of the New Haven-Milford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has an estimated population of approximately 845,000 people according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

New Haven is located in southwest Connecticut, on New Haven Harbor. It is about two hours and twenty minutes southwest of Boston, and an hour and forty five minutes northeast of New York City. There is one Fortune 1000 company headquarters in New Haven - the Knights of Columbus. New Haven is also home to Yale University.

New Haven is a two-time winner, and two time finalist community for the National Civic League's prestigious "All-America City Award".

New Haven's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

New Haven Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, New Haven provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:

  • Artspace - Center for Contemporary Art
  • The Children's Museum
  • The Knights of Columbus Museum
  • The Long Wharf Theater
  • The Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • The Shubert Theater
  • The Urban Museum of Modern Architecture
  • The The Yale Cabaret
  • The Yale Center for British Art
  • The Yale Repertory Theater
  • The Yale University Art Gallery

New Haven also hosts many cultural and community events every year, including the New Haven Jazz Festival, the "Celebrate New Haven Fourth" Independence Day celebration which includes fireworks overlooking the water at Long Wharf Park, a Halloween Parade, and the annual Tree Lighting.

For sports enthusiasts, New Haven is home to the New Haven Cutters, a baseball team playing in the Can-Am League.

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People

Total Population 130,612
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 57,512
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 28.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,391
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,327
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,402

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,540
% Above Poverty Level 73.4%
% Below Poverty Level 26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.7%
% Using Public Transportation 13.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,100
Median House Value $191,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.5%
Irish 6.8%

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

New Haven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 67 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06510, 06511, 06512, 06513, 06514, 06515, 06516, 06517, 06518, 06519, 06524, 06525
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06501, 06502, 06503, 06504, 06505, 06506, 06507, 06508, 06509, 06520, 06521, 06530, 06531, 06532, 06533, 06534, 06535, 06536
Company Zip Codes 06537, 06538, 06540
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.308
Longitude -72.928

New 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 6.5 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 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 WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 27 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ansonia 19,035 $61,585
Derby 12,796 $64,134
Milford 53,206 $99,856
Naugatuck 31,722 $77,538
Shelton 40,783 $103,831
West Haven 55,189 $64,358

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

New Haven Hospitals

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
20 YORK ST
(203) 688-4242
Emergency Service: Yes

HOSPITAL OF ST RAPHAEL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1450 CHAPEL ST
(203) 789-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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New Haven High Schools

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WILBUR CROSS HIGH SCHOOL
181 MITCHELL DR.
203-946-8728
Serves 1,724 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

JAMES HILLHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL
480 SHERMAN PARKWAY
203-946-8484
Serves 1,305 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

HILL REGIONAL CAREER HIGH SCHOOL
140 LEGION AVE.
203-946-5845
A Magnet School.
Serves 623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

COOPERATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
444 ORANGE ST.
203-946-5923
A Magnet School.
Serves 383 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COMMUNITY
176 WATER ST.
203-946-7719
A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

SOUND SCHOOL
60 SOUTH WATER ST.
203-946-6937
A Non-traditional School
Serves 320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

RIVERSIDE EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY
560 ELLA GRASSO BLVD.
203-946-7181
A Non-traditional School
Serves 172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

COMMON GROUND HIGH SCHOOL
358 SPRINGSIDE AVE.
203-389-4333
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER
245 WHALLEY AVE.
203-789-7111
A Non-traditional School
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

HOMEBOUND
140 DEWITT STREET
203-946-8888
A Non-traditional School
Serves 40 students.

POLLY T MCCABE CENTER
390 COLUMBUS AVE.
203-946-8758
A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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Historic New Haven

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Wolf's Head fraternity house (Yale College) c1901.

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Wolf's Head fraternity house (Yale College) c1901.

Scroll and Key fraternity house (Yale College) c1901.

Vanderbilt Hall (Yale College) between 1895 and 1910

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