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Welcome to West Haven ...

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

A typical abbreviation for West Haven: W. Haven

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Haven has a population of 54,620 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Haven.

West Haven is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for West Haven: (203) & (475)<4>

The ZIP code for West Haven: 06516<5>

Websites for West Haven ...

Official Website: www.cityofwesthaven.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Haven had an population of 54,620 people. This is a decrease of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Haven had a population of 55,564 people (or 6.44% of the total population of New Haven County). This makes West Haven the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of West Haven represents 1.55% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 55,564 people, the population of West Haven increased 6.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 52,360 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named West Haven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named West Haven - they are located in Alabama, Delaware, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina (2), Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2) and Vermont.

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

Communities near West Haven ...

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

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of West Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of West Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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    • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of West Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
  • Hamden [New Haven County]
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    • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of West Haven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of West Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of West Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of West Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallingford
      • Wallingford [New Haven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of West Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of West Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<7>
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of West Haven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Haven. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Haven.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Haven ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Haven: www.cityofwesthaven.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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Haven.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Haven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<5>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 West Haven). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Haven or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- West 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 West Haven. 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 West Haven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2703, Longitude: -72.9578    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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