West Haven, Connecticut Population 2021

54,070
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West Haven is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 54,070, it is the 11th largest city in Connecticut and the 728th largest city in the United States . West Haven is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -2.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,564 in 2010. West Haven reached it's highest population of 55,570 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, West Haven has a population density of 5,030 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Haven is $78,394 with a poverty rate of 11.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,164 per month, and the median house value is $193,800. The median age in West Haven is 36.6 years, 36 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

West Haven Demographics

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

  • White: 63.27%
  • Black or African American: 20.60%
  • Other race: 6.83%
  • Two or more races: 4.82%
  • Asian: 4.16%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Haven, Connecticut is 54,070 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,895.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 55,564.

West Haven, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,64763.27%
Black or African American11,27920.60%
Some Other Race3,7436.83%
Two or More Races2,6424.82%
Asian2,2784.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native1740.32%
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West Haven Population by Race

West Haven Population Pyramid $2021

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West Haven Median Age

36.6


Total

36


Male

37.9


Female

West Haven Adults

There are 43,962 adults, (7,529 of whom are seniors) in West Haven.

West Haven Age Dependency

50.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West Haven Sex Ratio

Female

27,377

49.99%

Male

27,386

50.01%

West Haven Population by Age

West Haven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Haven Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
All54.6%45.4%
Female42.6%57.4%
Non Family41.1%58.9%
Male32.3%67.7%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Haven Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,8862.5954.6
Non Family7,7901.3941.1
Married7,6043.3677.6
Female3,0633.5342.6
Male1,4293.0932.3

3.3

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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West Haven Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4914.06%
9th to 12th Grade2,9578.05%
High School Graduate14,43139.30%
Some College6,54517.82%
Associates Degree2,3896.51%
Bachelors Degree5,43514.80%
Graduate Degree3,4769.47%
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West Haven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Haven Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,98418,7445,172
Black7,3076,3511,480
Hispanic6,6475,3871,041
Other Race2,2741,889437
Asian1,4031,323965
2+ Races806726189
Native American5656

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.78%.

West Haven Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,012$47,088$32,908
Less Than 9th Grade$28,141$36,094$23,151
High School Graduate$34,732$42,172$27,006
Some College$41,841$51,184$31,642
Bachelors Degree$50,530$59,743$42,031
Graduate Degree$67,452$79,288$61,649

$41,012

Average Earnings

$47,088

Average Male

$32,908

Average Female

West Haven Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Haven Language by Age

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West Haven Language

72.24% of West Haven residents speak only English, while 27.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.36% of the population.

West Haven Language

West Haven Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,7072,3319.07%
Hispanic12,2492,04816.72%
Black10,7881,35912.60%
Other3,65848113.15%
Multiple2,43242317.39%
Asian2,04333716.50%
Native1744827.59%

11.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.24%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Haven

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Haven is Native, with 27.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Haven is White, with 9.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.76%.

West Haven Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.31%
Bachelors or Greater8.71%
Some College7.67%
High School7.66%

West Haven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.61%
Male Unemployed25.21%
Female Employed7.78%
Male Employed2.68%

West Haven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Haven Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,985$78,394
Families$76,651$92,437
Married Families$93,308-
Non Families$41,536$54,177
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Income by Household Type

West Haven Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Haven Married by Age and Sex

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West Haven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

West Haven Marital Status by Race

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West Haven Marital Status

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2,751

Number of Veterans

2,487

Male Veterans

264

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,015
Second Gulf War586
Korea254
First Gulf War205
World War II74

West Haven Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74898
75+595
55 to 64516
35 to 54492
18 to 34250

West Haven Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0216.93%
Black5226.37%
Hispanic3594.23%
2+ Races1037.03%
Other Race892.99%
Asian160.77%

West Haven Veterans by Race

West Haven Veterans by Education

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9.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Haven Veterans by Education

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67.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Haven Employment by Age

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West Haven Employment by Race

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West Haven Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.53%

Born in West Haven

82.00%

Native Born

18.00%

Foreign Born

9.81%

Non Citizen

8.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.00% of West Haven residents were born in the United States, with 59.53% having been born in Connecticut. 9.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Haven Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202154,070-275-0.51%
202054,345-275-0.50%
201954,620-275-0.50%
201854,895540.10%
201754,8412010.37%
201654,640-232-0.42%
201554,872-417-0.75%
201455,2891590.29%
201355,130-154-0.28%
201255,284-226-0.41%
201155,510-60-0.11%
201055,5703,2100.60%
200052,360-1,661-0.31%
199054,0218370.16%
198053,1843330.06%
197052,8519,8512.08%
196043,00011,0003.00%
195032,0001,9790.64%
194030,0214,2131.52%
193025,80817,2655.68%
19108,5433,2965.00%
19005,2470.00%

West Haven Population by Year