East Haven, Connecticut Population 2024

27,871

East Haven is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. East Haven has a 2024 population of 27,871. East Haven is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,645 in 2020.

The average household income in East Haven is $100,165 with a poverty rate of 7.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Haven is 45.1 years, 42.2 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

East Haven Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Haven was:

  • White: 78.56%
  • Other race: 8.66%
  • Two or more races: 5.44%
  • Black or African American: 5.19%
  • Asian: 2.07%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
12.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,266.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.7% (-774)
The current population of East Haven, Connecticut is 27,871 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,645.

East Haven, Connecticut Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,89678.56%
Other race2,4138.66%
Two or more races1,5165.44%
Black or African American1,4475.19%
Asian5762.07%
Native American200.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Haven Population by Race

East Haven Population Pyramid 2024

East Haven Median Age

45.1

Total

42.2

Male

46.1

Female

East Haven Adults

There are 23,082 adults, (5,576 of whom are seniors) in East Haven.

East Haven Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

East Haven Sex Ratio

Female14,28551.25%
Male13,58648.75%

East Haven Population by Age

East Haven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,0282.575.524.5
Married4,6883.1988.211.8
Non Family4,0401.1757.542.5
Female1,6313.367921
Male6693.6186.413.6
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Haven Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Haven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Haven Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.79%.

East Haven Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,839

Average Earnings

$62,308

Average Male

$50,424

Average Female

East Haven Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Haven Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Haven Language

82.28% of East Haven residents speak only English, while 17.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.85% of the population.

East Haven Language

East Haven Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,4701,3986.83%
Hispanic4,82354311.26%
Other2,39826611.09%
Black1,43415811.02%
Multiple1,5161066.99%
Asian568254.4%
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7.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.45%

Male Poverty Rate

8.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Haven

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Haven is Hispanic, with 11.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Haven is Asian, with 4.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.19%.

East Haven Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.94%
Some College7.87%
High School6%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%
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East Haven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed15.8%
Female Unemployed14.47%
Female Employed4.11%
Male Employed2.3%
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East Haven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Haven Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Haven Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

East Haven Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Haven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Haven Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Haven Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,181

Number of Veterans

1,100

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

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East Haven Veterans by War

count

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East Haven Veterans by Age

count

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East Haven Veterans by Race

East Haven Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Haven Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

East Haven Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Haven Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Haven Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.36%

Born in East Haven

89.53%

Native Born

10.47%

Foreign Born

3.88%

Non Citizen

6.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.53% of East Haven residents were born in the United States, with 73.36% having been born in Connecticut. 3.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Haven Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202427,871
202327,871
202227,871-183-0.65%
202128,054-591-2.06%
202028,645-97-0.34%
201928,742-118-0.41%
201828,860-146-0.5%
201729,006-9-0.03%
201629,015-89-0.31%
201529,104-35-0.12%
201429,139-28-0.1%
201329,167-21-0.07%
201229,188370.13%
201129,151-106-0.36%
201029,257
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East Haven Population by Year