Introduction to New Haven, Indiana

New Haven, Indiana, in Allen county, is 7 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana and 86 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Fort Wayne metropolitan area with. New Haven contains a population of approximately 12,406.

New Haven History

The community was named after the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Transportation has always played a major role in the development of the city. Initially, the Wabash and Erie Canal was located near New Haven. The Wabash and Nickel Plate Railroads entered the city later on, followed by the Norfolk Southern Railway, which maintains its operations in New Haven to this day. The area was platted by Henry Burgess, and incorporated as a town in 1865. In 1963, New Haven was reincorporated as a city.

New Haven and nearby Attractions

  • Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
  • Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum
  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • Martin Church
  • Saint John Cemetery

Things To Do In New Haven

While in New Haven, one can visit the home of author and nature photographer, Gene Stratton-Porter. The city also provides easy access to a number of museums, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Science Central, the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Museum and the Cathedral Museum. The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory and the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are also popular spots. A French settlement of Besancon on the eastern edge of New Haven one existed in the area, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

New Haven Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by the Fort Wayne International Airport.

New Haven Higher Education

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Indiana Wesleyan University and Ball State University provide opportunities for higher education.


Total Population 15,832
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,436
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,028
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,657
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,175


Median Family Income $53,686
% Above Poverty Level 83.9%
% Below Poverty Level 16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $94,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 9.2%

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

New Haven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio
County Allen
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46774
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.07
Longitude -85.014

New 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 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station BLUFFTON 1 N
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gar Creek (46774)

Meadowbrook (46774)

Milan Center (46774)

New Haven Heights (46774)

Tanglewood (46774)

Thurman (46774)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Wayne 257,059 $54,837
Grabill 1,454 $52,112
Huntertown 5,260 $75,142
Monroeville 1,188 $47,868
Ossian 3,658 $59,500

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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