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Welcome to Hamden ...

Hamden is located in New Haven County<1>.

Hamden is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Hamden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hamden: (203) and (475)<3>

The ZIP codes for Hamden: 06514, 06517-06518<4>

Websites for Hamden ...

Official Website:   www.hamden.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hamdenchamber.com/

Adding Hamden to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hamden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hamden elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hamden on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hamden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Hamden - they are located in Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hamden.

Communities near Hamden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hamden.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Hamden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<6>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Hamden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Hamden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<6>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hamden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
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    • Meriden [New Haven County]
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      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Hamden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<6>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
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      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Hamden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Hamden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Hamden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<6>
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Hamden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Hamden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hamden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hamden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hamden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamden. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hamden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamden ...

Looking for more information about Hamden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hamden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hamden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hamden: www.hamden.com/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Hamden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hamden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hamden includes: 06514, 06517 & 06518.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hamden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hamden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hamden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3835, Longitude: -72.9018    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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