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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.

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 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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Demographics

People

Total Population130,405
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+58,254
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married28.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,369
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,996

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,500
% Above Poverty Level73.9%
% Below Poverty Level26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.3%
% Using Public Transportation13.3%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,121
Median House Value$190,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.6%
Italian8.6%
Irish6.8%
German4%
English3.3%
West Indian3.1%
Polish2.3%
Jamaican1.9%
African1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Russian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Czech0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Senegalese0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
British0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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New Haven Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6510, 6515, 6519, 6511, 6513, 6512, 6514, 6517, 6518, 6524
P.O. Box Zip Codes6501, 6502, 6503, 6504, 6505, 6506, 6507, 6508, 6509, 6520, 6521, 6530, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6534, 6535, 6536
Company Zip Codes6537, 6538, 6540
Phone Area Codes203, 475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.31
Approximate Longitude-72.92

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)

StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance6.5 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 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
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ansonia18,950$65,134
Derby12,755$66,087
Milford53,430$103,455
Naugatuck31,625$78,137
Shelton40,979$102,108
West Haven54,972$67,038

New Haven Public Libraries

New Haven Free Public Library
133 ELM ST.
New Haven, Connecticut
(203) 946-8130

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New Haven Hospitals

Yale-new Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
(Non-profit)
1450 Chapel St
(203) 789-3000
Yale-new Haven Hospital
(Non-profit)
20 York St
(203) 688-4242

New Haven Public Schools

Amistad Academy
130 Edgewood Avenue
ZIP: 6511
Other
Total Enrollment 984
Augusta Lewis Troup School
259 Edgewood Avenue
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Barnard Environmental Magnet School
170 Derby Avenue
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Beecher School
100 Jewell Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Booker T Washington Academy
240 Greene Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 91
Celentano Bio Tech Health And Medical Magnet School
185 Goffe Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Conte/west Hills Magnet School
511 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Cooperative High School
177 College Street
ZIP: 6511
High
Total Enrollment 614
Dwight Early Childhood Program
1324 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6511
East Rock Community Magnet School
133 Nash Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Helene Grant Headstart
185 Goffe Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
High School In The Community
176 Water Street
ZIP: 6511
High
Total Enrollment 282
Hyde Leadership School
60 Sargent Drive
ZIP: 6511
High
Total Enrollment 183
James Hillhouse High School
480 Sherman Parkway
ZIP: 6511
High
Total Enrollment 1039
King/robinson Magnet School
150 Fournier Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Lincoln-bassett School
130 Bassett Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Wexler/grant Community School
55 Foote Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Wilbur Cross High School
181 Mitchell Drive
ZIP: 6511
High
Total Enrollment 1362
Worthington Hooker School
180 Canner Street
ZIP: 6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Nathan Hale School
480 Townsend Avenue
ZIP: 6512
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Benjamin Jepson Magnet School
375 Quinnipiac Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Bishop Woods Executive Academy
1481 Quinnipiac Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Christopher Columbus Academy
255 Blatchley Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Clinton Avenue School
293 Clinton Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Elm City College Preparatory School
240 Green Street
ZIP: 6513
Other
Total Enrollment 635
Elm City Montessori School
375 Quinnipiac Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 70
Engineering - Science University Magnet School
89 Bull Hill Lane
ZIP: 6513
Other
Total Enrollment 571
Fair Haven School
164 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
John S. Martinez School
100 James Street
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Quinnipiac Real World Math Stem School
460 Lexington Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Ross/woodward School
185 Barnes Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet And Scsu Lab Scho
69 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 6513
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Blake Street Leadership Academy (step)
446a Blake Street, Suite 100
ZIP: 6515
High
Total Enrollment 20
Common Ground High School
358 Springside Avenue
ZIP: 6515
High
Total Enrollment 180
Davis 21st Century Magnet Elementary School
35 Davis Street
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Early Learning Center
495 Blake Street
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 142
Edgewood School
737 Edgewood Avenue
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Headstart
54 Meadow Street
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Katherine Brennan/clarence Rogers School
200 Wilmot Road
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Mauro-sheridan Magnet School
191 Fountain St.
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Metropolitan Business High School
495 Blake Street
ZIP: 6515
High
Total Enrollment 391
Truman School
311 Valley Street
ZIP: 6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
New Haven Academy
130b Leeder Hill Road
ZIP: 6517
High
Total Enrollment 264
Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School
150 Kimberly Avenue
ZIP: 6519
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
Clemente Leadership Academy
360 Columbus Avenue
ZIP: 6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Hill Central Music Academy
140 Dewitt Street
ZIP: 6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Hill Regional Career High School
140 Legion Avenue
ZIP: 6519
High
Total Enrollment 675
John C. Daniels
569 Congress Ave.
ZIP: 6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
New Horizons High School
103 Hallock Avenue
ZIP: 6519
High
Total Enrollment 64
Polly T. Mccabe Center
390 Columbus Avenue
ZIP: 6519
High
Total Enrollment 15
Riverside Education Academy
560 Ella Grasso Boulevard
ZIP: 6519
High
Total Enrollment 117
Sound School
60 South Water Street
ZIP: 6519
High
Total Enrollment 330
West Rock Authors Academy
103 Hallock Avenue
ZIP: 6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
New Haven Correctional Center
245 Whalley Avenue
ZIP: 6530
High
Total Enrollment 7
Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street
ZIP: 6790

New Haven Private Schools

Calvin Hill Daycare Center & Klf Kindergarten
150 Highland St
ZIP: 6511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Foote School
50 Loomis Pl
ZIP: 6511
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 488
Leila Day Nurseries
100 Cold Spring St
ZIP: 6511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
St Thomas's Day School
830 Whitney Ave
ZIP: 6511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
Yeshiva Gedolah / Rabbinical Inst Of New England
292 Norton St
ZIP: 6511
Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
St Bernadette Catholic School
20 Burr St
ZIP: 6512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Cold Spring School
263 Chapel St
ZIP: 6513
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
St Francis & St Rose Of Lima School
423 Ferry St
ZIP: 6513
Elementary
Total Enrollment 166
Children's Community Programs Of Ct
446a Blake St Ste 100
ZIP: 6515
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Hopkins School
986 Forest Rd
ZIP: 6515
Secondary
Total Enrollment 687
St Aedan/st Brendan School
351 Mckinley Ave
ZIP: 6515
Elementary
Total Enrollment 140
St Martin De Porres Academy
208 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 6519
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Yale Child Study Center School
15 York St
ZIP: 6519
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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Wolf's Head fraternity house (Yale College) c1901.

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

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Vanderbilt Hall (Yale College) between 1895 and 1910

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