West Haven, CT

54,972 Population
10.7 square miles 5,115 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.5%
was 1.5%
 
Population Density
5,115
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
43.0%
was 45.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
16.9%
was 16.5%
 
Percent Under 18
19.9%
was 21.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 13.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.3
was 6.8
Ranked 7th Lowest in CT
Percent Living in Poverty
15.4%
was 14.4%
 
Median Household Income
$50,831
was $50,846
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.2
44.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.8
was 3.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
124.2
was 523.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,583.8
was 2,739.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
22,176
was 22,290
 
Median Rent
$1,085
was $1,084
 
Total Building Permits
3
was 4
 
Occupied Housing Units
19,961
was 20,137
 
Homeownership Rate
55.5%
was 55.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
3
was 4
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,063.4
was 2,074.0
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.0%
was 19.3%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.1
was 0.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 0.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.4%
was 96.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.6%
was 98.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.4%
was 86.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.9%
was 23.0%
 

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