West Haven, CT

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2022 Population
55,336
0.328% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.557% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
4.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,827
8.91% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,800
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
27,195
2.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, West Haven, CT had a population of 55.3k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $72,827. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Haven, CT declined from 55,518 to 55,336, a −0.328% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,868 to $72,827, a 8.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Haven, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.2%), Other (Hispanic) (10.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.34%), and White (Hispanic) (6.81%).

None of the households in West 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.

90.4% of the residents in West Haven, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Haven, CT are University of New Haven (2,122 degrees awarded in 2022) and Stone Academy-West Haven (108 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in West Haven, CT was $247,800, and the homeownership rate was 52.1%.

Most people in West Haven, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in West Haven, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Haven, CT is home to a population of 55.3k people, from which 90.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.9% of West Haven, CT residents were born outside of the country (10.5k people).

In 2022, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in West Haven, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.64k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.4%
2022 Citizenship
89.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.4% of West Haven, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Haven, CT was 89.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Haven, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 1.55k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.94k ± 1.15k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.64k ± 1.08k
26.7%
Hispanic Population
14.8k people

In 2022, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in West Haven, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.64k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.7% of the people in West Haven, CT are hispanic (14.8k 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

18.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.5k people
20.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2022, 18.9% of West Haven, CT residents (10.5k 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 West Haven, CT was 20.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,103 ± 329
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    446 ± 215
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    185 ± 98

West Haven, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Haven, CT employs 27.2k people. The largest industries in West Haven, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,408 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,994 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,491), Finance & Insurance ($72,332), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,229).

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

27.2k
2022 Value
± 1,505
−2.18%
1 Year decline
± 8.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Haven, CT declined at a rate of −2.18%, from 27.8k employees to 27.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Haven, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,091 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,503 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,303 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Haven, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.2k
2022 Value
± 1,505
−2.18%
1 Year decline
± 8.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Haven, CT declined at a rate of −2.18%, from 27.8k employees to 27.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Haven, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,408 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,994 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Haven, CT, though some of these residents may live in West 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

$49,623
Median earning men ± $6,071
$36,689
Median earning women ± $2,921

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,561), and Public Administration ($70,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,128), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,827), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,094).

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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 West Haven, CT awarded 2,230 degrees. The student population of West Haven, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,221 male students and 4,598 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Haven, CT are White (1,187 and 61.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (311 and 16%), Black or African American (272 and 14%), and Asian (81 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in West Haven, CT by number of degrees awarded are University of New Haven (2,122 and 95.2%) and Stone Academy-West Haven (108 and 4.84%).

The most popular majors in West Haven, CT are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (242 and 10.9%), Forensic Science And Technology (189 and 8.48%), and Law Enforcement Investigation & Interviewing (138 and 6.19%).

The median tuition cost in West Haven, CT for private four year colleges is $42,610.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in West Haven, CT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,819 (47.9% men and 52.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,819 students enrolled in West Haven, CT, 47.9% men and 52.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,632 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 120 degrees awarded
  2. 83 degrees awarded
  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West Haven, CT was Forensic Science And Technology with 120 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,122 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Haven with 2,122 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 922 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Haven, CT, which is 0.705 times less than the 1,308 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 1,187 degrees mean that there were 3.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 311 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 ($42,610) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,574) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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 West Haven, CT was $247,800 in 2022, which is 0.879 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,900 to $247,800, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in West Haven, CT is 52.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Haven, CT have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Haven, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$247,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,082
$10,625
Median Property Taxes
±$807

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 West Haven, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

52.1%
Homeownership
2022
59.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.1% of the housing units in West Haven, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.4%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in West 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.
$72,827
Median Household Income
± $3,218
20.4k
Number of Households
± 1,269

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.4k households in West Haven, CT grew to $72,827 from the previous year's value of $66,868.

The following chart displays the households in West Haven, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West 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 (71.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.57%)

In 2022, 71.9% of workers in West Haven, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (6.57%).

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Haven, CT have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in West Haven, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Haven, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Haven, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Haven, CT (5.81k out of 51.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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

90.9% of the population of West Haven, CT has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 9.55% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.01% 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 22.9% under 18 years, 26.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.08%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
9.55%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Haven, CT declined by 0.129% from 9.09% to 9.08%.

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