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Welcome to New Haven ...

The coastal city of New Haven is located in New Haven County<1>.

When the people of New Haven refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Havener<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Haven has a population of 130,250 people<3> (see below for details).

New Haven was established in 1638.

The community of New Haven is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for New Haven: (203) & (475)<5>

The ZIP codes for New Haven: 06501-06511, 06513, 06515, 06519-06521, 06530-06538, 06540<6>

Websites for New Haven ...

Official Website:   www.cityofnewhaven.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.newhavenchamber.com/

Junior League:   jlgnh.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Haven had an population of 130,250 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Haven had a population of 129,779 people (or 15.05% of the total population of New Haven County). This makes New Haven the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of New Haven represents 3.63% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 129,779 people, the population of New Haven increased 4.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 123,626 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Haven.

Adding New Haven 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 New Haven 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 New Haven elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Haven on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

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

Communities Also Named New Haven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named New Haven - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (3), Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near New Haven ...

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

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of New Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of New Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of New Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<8>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of New Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of New Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
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      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of New Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<8>
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
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      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of New Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of New Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of New Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<8>
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of New Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford

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 New Haven. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Haven.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Haven. 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 New Haven.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Haven. Our list includes 189 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Haven.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Haven ...

Looking for more information about New Haven? 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 New Haven, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Haven.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Haven: www.cityofnewhaven.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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New Haven refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New Haven may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Haven.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Haven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>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 city (such as New Haven). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Haven or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for New Haven includes: 06501, 6502, 6503, 6504, 6505, 6506, 6507, 6508, 6509, 6510, 06513, 06515, 06519, 6520, 06530, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6534, 6535, 6536, 6537 & 06538.
<7>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- New Haven) 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 New Haven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Haven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3088, Longitude: -72.9254    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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