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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,860
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+14,159
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,587
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,894

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,460
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,205
Median House Value$212,900

Ancestry

Italian39.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish17.4%
Polish6.3%
English6%
German5.7%
French Except Basque2.2%
Arab1.6%
Canadian1.6%
African1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Russian1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Ethiopian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
South African0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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East Haven Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes06512, 06513
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.29
Approximate Longitude-72.86

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)

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

East Haven Public Libraries

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

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East Haven Public Schools

Carbone School/east Haven Academy
200 Tyler Street
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
D. C. Moore School
82 Elliot Street
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 208
Deer Run School
311 Foxon Road
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Dominick H. Ferrara School
22 Maynard Road
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Grove J. Tuttle School
108 Prospect Street
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Joseph Melillo Middle School
67 Hudson Street
ZIP: 6512
Middle
Total Enrollment 582
Momauguin School
99 Cosey Beach Road
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 147
Overbrook Elementary School
54 Gerrish Avenue
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Pathways
290 Dodge Avenue
ZIP: 6512
East Haven High School
35 Wheelbarrow Lane
ZIP: 6513
High
Total Enrollment 880

East Haven Private Schools

St Vincent De Paul School
35 Bishop St
ZIP: 6512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
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