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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,888
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+12,314
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.8%
Median Earnings25+$51,629
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,350

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,055
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,258
Median House Value$295,500

Ancestry

Italian39.3%
Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.2%
English9%
Polish7.3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Canadian2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Russian2.1%
Scottish1.5%
Portuguese1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Lithuanian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Greek0.5%
Arab0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Turkish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
US/American0.2%
African0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Bermudan0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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North Haven Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6473
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.38
Approximate Longitude-72.85

North 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
Distance2.2 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
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationSHEPAUG DAM
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

North Haven Public Libraries

North Haven Memorial Library
17 ELM ST.
North Haven, Connecticut
(203) 239-5803

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North Haven Public Schools

Cheshire Quinnipiac University Transition Collaborative
370 Bassett Drive
ZIP: 6473
High
Total Enrollment 8
Clintonville Elementary School
456 Clintonville Road
ZIP: 6473
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Green Acres Elementary School
146 Upper State Street
ZIP: 6473
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Mill Road School
295 Mill Road
ZIP: 6473
Primary
Total Enrollment 160
Montowese Elementary School
145 Fitch Street
ZIP: 6473
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
North Haven High School
221 Elm Street
ZIP: 6473
High
Total Enrollment 1039
North Haven Middle School
55 Bailey Road
ZIP: 6473
Middle
Total Enrollment 782
North Haven Transition Partnership
5 Linsley Street
ZIP: 6473
High
Total Enrollment 5
Ridge Road Elementary School
1341 Ridge Road
ZIP: 6473
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Village School
31 Temple Street
ZIP: 6473
Other
Total Enrollment 151

North Haven Private Schools

Elizabeth Ives School For Special Children
70 State St
ZIP: 6473
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
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