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New Haven, CT

New Haven is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
130,529
New Haven Population7
$
44,945
Median Income6
9.9
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

New Haven's aged 20- to 24-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 12%, whereas the average population in that segment grew by 5%

Age

30.6
Median Age7
1.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

New Haven residents are largely Black; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the Black community has shrunk by 10.5% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 31.8%

Race

67.5
%
Connecticut Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

New Haven has warm summers and cold winters. The city has an average of 7 days per year of 90°F or above and an average temperature in January of 30°F

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain11
58
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in New Haven decreased by 0% since 2010 which is 43% lower than the national average and 2% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,500
Monthly Average12
72
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

New Haven is a very high tax location with sales tax near the national average, but income tax 32% higher than the national average and property tax 89% higher than the national average.

Other

2.11
%
Property Tax21
6.35
%
Sales Tax20
2.6
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

New Haven has a very low employment rate of 90% which is 4% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Yale New Haven Health and Yale University

Income

17.0
%
<$25,0006
11.6
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

New Haven is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor28 Justin Elicker
Democratic
House of Representative28 Rosa L. DeLauro
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Sharon Hospital, is 45.5 miles from the center of New Haven, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, is 6.5 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, is 3.9 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes, but requires extensive medical history
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Connecticut, 18.8% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 20.2% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#68 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#95 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report32
 

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