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The 2000 Census showed that New Haven County had a population of 824,008 people. This represented 24.2% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 8 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, New Haven had a population of 848,006 people. This is an increase of 2.91% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010862,477+4.67%+1.71% since 2009
2009848,006+2.91%+0.29% since 2008
2008845,573+2.62%+0.23% since 2007
2007843,619+2.38%+0.3% since 2006
2006841,055+2.07%+0.2% since 2005
2005839,408+1.87%+0.12% since 2004
2004838,429+1.75%+0.14% since 2003
2003837,258+1.61%+0.59% since 2002
2002832,376+1.02%+0.45% since 2001
2001828,610+0.56%+0.56% since 2000
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2000824,008The Last Census

New Haven County had 340,732 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that New Haven County has a total area<3> of 862 square miles [2,232 km²]. Of this total, 605 square miles [1,568 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (29.74%) being water (256.4 square miles [664 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, New Haven County had a population density of 1,360 people per square mile [525 people/km²], making it the state's 2nd most densely populated county (out of 8 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to New Haven County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between New Haven and the state of Connecticut.

Click here for the New Haven County QuickFact (QF-09009).

Below are some of the communities that are located in New Haven County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
New HavenQF-0952000123,330123,626-0.24%
New HavenQF-0952070123,330123,626-0.24%
WaterburyQF-0980000107,143107,271-0.12%
WaterburyQF-0980070107,143107,271-0.12%
MeridenQF-094645059,18658,2441.62%
MeridenQF-094652059,18658,2441.62%
HamdenQF-093565058,11956,9132.12%
MilfordQF-094753556,42452,3057.87%
MilfordQF-094751554,64050,5948%
West HavenQF-098280053,00752,3601.24%
West HavenQF-098287053,00752,3601.24%
WallingfordQF-097874044,88143,0264.31%
NaugatuckQF-094988032,01930,9893.32%
NaugatuckQF-094995032,01930,9893.32%
CheshireQF-091416029,14228,5432.1%
BranfordQF-090731029,01428,6831.15%
East HavenQF-092291028,57228,1891.36%
North HavenQF-095487023,91623,0353.82%
GuilfordQF-093495022,46921,3985.01%
SouthburyQF-096964019,70618,5676.13%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of New Haven County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
FairfieldQF-09001   SW901,208882,5672.11%
HartfordQF-09003   NE879,835857,1832.64%
LitchfieldQF-09005   NW188,728182,1933.59%
MiddlesexQF-09007   E165,702155,0716.86%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the south.

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for New Haven County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of New Haven. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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