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As of 2010-2014, the total population of West Haven is 55,290, which is 5.60% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 5.48% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The West Haven population density is 5,064.66 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 647.99 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in West Haven is white, which represent 65.71% of the total population. The average West Haven education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 55,290. #12

Population Growth Since 2000, #46

West Haven, CT
5.60%
Connecticut
5.48%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #7

West Haven, CT
5,064.66 per square mile
Connecticut
647.99 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:36,330 (65.71%, #131)
Black:12,190 (22.05%, #6)
Hispanic:10,647 (19.26%, #17)
Asian:1,918 (3.47%, #47)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):209 (0.38%, #33)
One Race, Other:2,790 (5.05%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,853 (3.35%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,237 (21.01%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:4,503 (42.29%, see rank)
Cuban:244 (2.29%, see rank)
Central American:996 (9.35%, see rank)
South American:1,747 (16.41%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:583 (30.40%, see rank)
Chinese:321 (16.74%, see rank)
Filipino:271 (14.13%, see rank)
Japanese:32 (1.67%, see rank)
Korean:51 (2.66%, see rank)
Vietnamese:70 (3.65%, see rank)
Asian, Other:590 (30.76%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

50,837 (91.95%) out of the total population of 55,290 reported first ancestry.

 West Haven, CT% of the Total PopulationConnecticutU.S.
Arab3020.55%, see rank0.61%0.56%
Czech1550.28%, see rank0.37%0.47%
Danish2410.44%, see rank0.33%0.42%
Dutch2870.52%, see rank0.74%1.40%
English2,9335.30%, see rank8.94%8.02%
French2,1233.84%, see rank8.47%3.34%
German3,8266.92%, see rank9.34%15.03%
Greek3510.63%, see rank0.87%0.41%
Hungarian4390.79%, see rank1.03%0.46%
Irish8,53915.44%, see rank16.03%10.80%
Italian11,80021.34%, see rank18.43%5.52%
Norwegian1590.29%, see rank0.54%1.42%
Polish2,2334.04%, see rank7.96%3.01%
Portuguese3170.57%, see rank1.39%0.44%
Russian6381.15%, see rank1.82%0.92%
Scotch-Irish840.15%, see rank0.53%0.99%
Scottish4000.72%, see rank1.84%1.72%
Subsaharan African2,6674.82%, see rank0.92%0.95%
Swedish4660.84%, see rank1.71%1.27%
Swiss650.12%, see rank0.23%0.30%
Ukrainian1450.26%, see rank0.55%0.31%
American1,5802.86%, see rank3.92%7.12%
Welsh3020.55%, see rank0.41%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 26,678 (48.25%, see rank)
Females: 28,612 (51.75%, see rank)

West Haven, CT
Male: 48.25%
Female: 51.75%
Connecticut
Male: 48.74%
Female: 51.26%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
West Haven, CT
36.30 years old
Connecticut
40.30 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
West Haven, CT
34.60 years old
Connecticut
38.70 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
West Haven, CT
38.00 years old
Connecticut
41.60 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 West Haven, CT% of the Total PopulationConnecticutU.S.
Under 5 years3,2865.94%, see rank5.41%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,3316.02%, see rank6.05%6.51%
10 to 14 years3,5046.34%, see rank6.53%6.59%
15 to 19 years4,1107.43%, see rank7.11%6.85%
20 to 24 years4,9358.93%, see rank6.53%7.13%
25 to 34 years7,55213.66%, see rank12.06%13.47%
35 to 44 years7,03912.73%, see rank12.78%12.96%
45 to 54 years7,94914.38%, see rank15.69%14.09%
55 to 64 years6,44211.65%, see rank13.04%12.29%
65 to 74 years4,1527.51%, see rank7.81%7.64%
75 to 84 2,0603.73%, see rank4.54%4.25%
85 years and over9301.68%, see rank2.44%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 West Haven, CTConnecticutU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population36,124, 100%2,455,577209,056,129
Less Than High School4,845, 13.41%, see rank10.47%13.67%
High School Graduate12,914, 35.75%, see rank27.61%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree10,700, 29.62%, see rank24.93%29.09%
Bachelor Degree4,653, 12.88%, see rank20.63%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,012, 8.34%, see rank16.37%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.15, see rank14.0513.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 West Haven, CT ConnecticutU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,51875.49%24.51%66.72%33.28%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)5,53192.70%, see rank7.30%, see rank90.31%9.69%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,60192.62%, see rank7.38%, see rank89.29%10.71%90.60%9.40%
College5,27038.69%, see rank61.31%, see rank66.48%33.52%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,11334.59%, see rank65.41%, see rank45.69%54.31%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 West Haven, CTConnecticutU.S.
Total Households20,463, 100%1,356,206116,211,092
Average Household Size2.56, see rank2.562.63
1 Person Households6,631, 32.40%, see rank27.92%27.57%
2 or More Person Households13,832, 67.60%, see rank72.08%72.43%
Family Households (Families)12,571, 61.43%, see rank66.33%66.22%
Average Family Size3.38, see rank3.233.32
Married-Couple Family8,023, 39.21%, see rank48.98%48.42%
Nonfamily Households7,892, 38.57%, see rank33.67%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 West Haven, CT%ConnecticutU.S.
15 Years and Over Total45,169see rank2,945,558252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over21,486100%, see rank1,420,207123,281,364
Never Married9,61844.76%, see rank36.80%35.77%
Married8,86241.25%, see rank51.58%52.04%
Widowed7403.44%, see rank2.63%2.57%
Divorced2,26610.55%, see rank8.98%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over23,683100%, see rank1,525,351129,692,771
Never Married9,24039.02%, see rank30.51%29.48%
Married8,73936.90%, see rank48.05%49.19%
Widowed2,1969.27%, see rank9.10%9.16%
Divorced3,50814.81%, see rank12.33%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 West Haven, CT%ConnecticutU.S.
Native46,76984.59%, see rank86.35%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence33,55660.69%, see rank55.22%58.73%
Born in Different State11,09820.07%, see rank27.55%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2,1153.83%, see rank3.58%1.42%
Foreign Born8,52115.41%, see rank13.65%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3,1965.78%, see rank6.56%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,3259.63%, see rank7.10%7.09%
Born In Europe1,1692.11%, see rank3.66%1.53%
Born In Asia1,8433.33%, see rank3.23%3.82%
Born In Africa9761.77%, see rank0.55%0.55%
Born In Oceania150.03%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America4,4037.96%, see rank5.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America1150.21%, see rank0.43%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 West Haven, CT%ConnecticutU.S.
English15,16974.13%, see rank76.03%79.39%
Spanish3,11415.22%, see rank11.42%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,2706.21%, see rank9.32%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5162.52%, see rank2.38%3.36%
Other3941.93%, see rank0.85%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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