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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,476
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+32,686
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.6%
Median Earnings25+$51,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,037
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,821
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,273
Median House Value$228,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.8%
Italian21.1%
Irish14.1%
German7.3%
English6.8%
Polish6.2%
French Except Basque3.1%
West Indian2.7%
Russian2.4%
Jamaican2%
African1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab1%
Portuguese0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Greek0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
British0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
South African0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Hamden Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6514, 6517, 6518, 6511
Phone Area Codes203, 475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.38
Approximate Longitude-72.94

Hamden 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
Distance0.3 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
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches

Hamden Public Libraries

Hamden Public Library
2901 DIXWELL AVE.
Hamden, Connecticut
(203) 287-2686

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Hamden Public Schools

Bear Path School
10 Kirk Road
ZIP: 6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Church Street School
95 Church Street
ZIP: 6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Dunbar Hill School
315 Lane Street
ZIP: 6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Eli Whitney Technical High School
100 Fairview Avenue
ZIP: 6514
High
Total Enrollment 566
Hamden Collaborative Learning Center
306 Circular Avenue
ZIP: 6514
High
Total Enrollment 72
Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
ZIP: 6514
High
Total Enrollment 1696
Helen Street School
285 Helen Street
ZIP: 6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Shepherd Glen School
1 Skiff Street Extension
ZIP: 6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School
670 Wintergreen Avenue
ZIP: 6514
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Domus Academy
130b Leeder Hill
ZIP: 6517
Middle
Total Enrollment 36
Hamden Middle School
2623 Dixwell Avenue
ZIP: 6517
Middle
Total Enrollment 803
Highville Charter School
130 Leederhill Drive
ZIP: 6517
Other
Total Enrollment 403
Ridge Hill School
120 Carew Road
ZIP: 6517
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Spring Glen School
1908 Whitney Avenue
ZIP: 6517
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Whitney High School East
205 Skiff Street
ZIP: 6517
High
Total Enrollment 113
Whitney High School North
205 Skiff Street
ZIP: 6517
High
Total Enrollment 90
Whitney High School West
205 Skiff Street
ZIP: 6517
High
Total Enrollment 42
Alice Peck Learning Center
35 Hillfield Road
ZIP: 6518
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
West Woods School
350 West Todd Street
ZIP: 6518
Primary
Total Enrollment 430

Hamden Private Schools

Laurel Oaks Adventist School
14 W Shepard Ave
ZIP: 6514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
Sacred Heart Academy
265 Benham St
ZIP: 6514
Secondary
Total Enrollment 508
Sacred Heart Manor Nursery & Kdgn
261 Benham St
ZIP: 6514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Cedarhurst School
871 Prospect St
ZIP: 6517
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Lorraine D Foster Day School
1861 Whitney Ave
ZIP: 6517
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Salma K Farid Academy
131 Leeder Hill Dr
ZIP: 6517
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Rita School
1601 Whitney Ave
ZIP: 6517
Elementary
Total Enrollment 350
St Stephen School
418 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 6517
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
West Woods Christian Academy
2105 State St
ZIP: 6517
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
Whitney Hall School
1400 Whitney Ave
ZIP: 6517
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Kindercare Learning Center #1764
3025 Dixwell Ave
ZIP: 6518
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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