New Haven, CT

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2022 Population
135,736
1.39% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
31
0.977% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
25.3%
2.75% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,305
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$236,500
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
65,086
2.05% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, New Haven, CT had a population of 136k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $54,305. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of New Haven, CT grew from 133,874 to 135,736, a 1.39% increase and its median household income grew from $48,973 to $54,305, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Haven, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (32.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28%), Other (Hispanic) (12.8%), White (Hispanic) (9.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.99%).

None of the households in New Haven, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.9% of the residents in New Haven, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Haven, CT are Yale University (5,297 degrees awarded in 2022), Southern Connecticut State University (2,387 degrees), and Gateway Community College (763 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in New Haven, CT was $236,500, and the homeownership rate was 28.6%.

Most people in New Haven, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in New Haven, CT was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

New Haven, CT is home to a population of 136k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.2% of New Haven, CT residents were born outside of the country (23.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.7k people) in New Haven, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.9%
2022 Citizenship
88.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.9% of New Haven, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in New Haven, CT was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Haven, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.7k ± 1.6k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    38k ± 1.24k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    17.3k ± 1.68k
30.7%
Hispanic Population
41.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.7k people) in New Haven, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.7% of the people in New Haven, CT are hispanic (41.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Jamaica
    41,700 ± 4,984 people
  2. India
    40,990 ± 4,942 people
  3. Dominican Republic
    28,698 ± 4,143 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was Jamaica, the natal country of 41,700 Connecticut residents, followed by India with 40,990 and Dominican Republic with 28,698.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
23.4k people
17.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
23.2k people

As of 2022, 17.2% of New Haven, CT residents (23.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Haven, CT was 17.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    699 ± 176
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    416 ± 152
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    341 ± 141

New Haven, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of New Haven, CT employs 65.1k people. The largest industries in New Haven, CT are Educational Services (13,584 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,660 people), and Manufacturing (6,106 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,793), Public Administration ($74,277), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,182).

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,304. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.501, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

65.1k
2022 Value
± 2,429
2.05%
1 Year growth
± 5.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Haven, CT grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 63.8k employees to 65.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Haven, CT, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (7,341 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,957 people), and Management Occupations (5,563 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Haven, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

65.1k
2022 Value
± 2,429
2.05%
1 Year growth
± 5.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Haven, CT grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 63.8k employees to 65.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Haven, CT, are Educational Services (13,584 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,660 people), and Manufacturing (6,106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Haven, CT, though some of these residents may live in New Haven, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,283
Median earning men ± $1,721
$35,119
Median earning women ± $1,474

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($86,635), Wholesale Trade ($70,139), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,589).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($91,667), Public Administration ($63,516), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,259).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in New Haven, CT awarded 8,880 degrees. The student population of New Haven, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,677 male students and 17,841 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Haven, CT are White (3,964 and 53.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,124 and 15.1%), Black or African American (891 and 12%), and Asian (836 and 11.2%).

The largest universities in New Haven, CT by number of degrees awarded are Yale University (5,297 and 59.7%), Southern Connecticut State University (2,387 and 26.9%), and Gateway Community College (763 and 8.59%).

The most popular majors in New Haven, CT are General Business Administration & Management (992 and 11.2%), Registered Nursing (441 and 4.97%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (358 and 4.03%).

The median tuition costs in New Haven, CT are $49,466 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $19,358 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in New Haven, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 17.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 30,518 (41.5% men and 58.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 30,518 students enrolled in New Haven, CT, 41.5% men and 58.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,000 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Haven, CT was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 163 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Haven, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,297 degrees awarded
  2. 2,387 degrees awarded
  3. 763 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Yale University with 5,297 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,653 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Haven, CT, which is 0.699 times less than the 5,227 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,964 degrees mean that there were 3.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,124 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($49,466) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($5,944) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Haven, CT was $236,500 in 2022, which is 0.839 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $207,600 to $236,500, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in New Haven, CT is 28.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in New Haven, CT have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Haven, CT is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$236,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,227
$15,168
Median Property Taxes
±$944

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Haven, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in New Haven, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

28.6%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 28.6% of the housing units in New Haven, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 28%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in New Haven, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,305
Median Household Income
± $2,901
53k
Number of Households
± 2,012

In 2022, the median household income of the 53k households in New Haven, CT grew to $54,305 from the previous year's value of $48,973.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Haven, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (57.3%)
  2. Walked (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.6%)

In 2022, 57.3% of workers in New Haven, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (11.6%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Haven, CT have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in New Haven, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Haven, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Haven, CT have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Haven, CT (31.9k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Haven, CT is Hispanic, followed by Black and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.6% of the population of New Haven, CT has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 35.4% on Medicaid, 7.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.378% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see 1128 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (1142 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1273 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 205 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,128 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Haven County, CT

Primary care physicians in New Haven County, CT see an average of 1,128 patients per year. This represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (1,142 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Haven County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 32.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.39%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
35.4%
Medicaid
7.3%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.378%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Haven, CT declined by 5.56% from 7.82% to 7.39%.

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