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Welcome to West Haven ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of West Haven, you might consider that their post office opened in 1850.
A typical abbreviation for West Haven: W. Haven
From the Census Estimates for 2019, West Haven has a population of 54,555 people<2> (see below for details).
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
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 54,555 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.19% 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 total 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.
Communities Also Named West Haven ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
Adding West Haven to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for West Haven was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found West Haven in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for West Haven.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for West Haven: www.cityofwesthaven.com/
The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/
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