Introduction to North Haven, Connecticut

North Haven, Connecticut is 2 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 73 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The town is part of the New Haven - Meriden metro area. The population of North Haven is 23,035.

North Haven History

Reverend James Pierpont of New Haven willed 8 acres of land to his neighbors in the Northeast Parish in 1714. A meeting house was constructed here in 1722. This area came to be known as North Haven, and it was officially incorporated as a town in 1786. In the later part of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th century, roads were built to facilitate communication. After World War II, factories were set up in this town and the population increased dramatically.

North Haven and nearby Attractions

  • Eli Whitney Gun Factory
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Calvary Temple
  • Pardee Rose Garden
  • Fivemile Brook
  • Wharton Brook State Park

Things To Do In North Haven

From North Haven, one can visit some interesting historical sites like the Eli Whitney Gun Factory, the Harrison House, the Hyland House and Thomas Griswold House. The Eli Whitney Museum and the Peabody Museum of Natural History display exhibits illustrating the historical background of the region. Besides, there are numerous brooks and reservoirs all around the town. These offer a range of recreational facilities for the enjoyment of the visitors. In addition, the Connecticut Irish Festival, Feis & Agricultural Fair and the North Haven Fair are organized by the town of North Haven every year.

North Haven Transportation

Tweed-New Haven Airport is nearby.

North Haven Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Gateway Community College or Southern Connecticut State University.


Total Population 23,937
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 12,169
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $103,845
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,212
Median House Value $295,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.3%
Irish 17.1%

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

North Haven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06473
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.39
Longitude -72.86

North Haven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.2 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 23.8 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 32 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches

North Haven Public Libraries

North Haven Memorial Library
17 ELM ST.
North Haven, Connecticut
(203) 239-5803
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

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