West Haven, Connecticut Population 2022

55,588
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West Haven is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. West Haven has a 2020 population of 55,588. West Haven is currently growing at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,584 in 2010.

The average household income in West Haven is $78,394 with a poverty rate of 11.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,164 per month, and the median house value is $196,800. 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 Havenwas:

  • White: 60.12%
  • Black or African American: 19.28%
  • Other race: 9.59%
  • Two or more races: 6.57%
  • Asian: 3.99%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Haven, Connecticut is 55,588 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 55,584.

West Haven, Connecticut Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,86360.12%
Black or African American10,53719.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native2570.47%
Asian2,1793.99%
Some Other Race5,2409.59%
Two or More Races3,5906.57%
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West Haven Population by Race

West Haven Population Pyramid 2022

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West Haven Median Age

35


Total

34.8


Male

35.5


Female

West Haven Adults

There are 43,229 adults, (6,996 of whom are seniors) in West Haven.

West Haven Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West Haven Sex Ratio

Female

27,570

50.43%

Male

27,096

49.57%

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
Married73.4%26.6%
All51.4%48.6%
Non Family38.8%61.2%
Female36%64%
Male28.7%71.3%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Haven Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,7292.6151.4
Married7,8723.3473.4
Male1,3913.2528.7
Female3,3013.3236
Non Family7,1651.3538.8

3.23

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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West Haven Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8445.14%
9th to 12th Grade2,7167.58%
High School Graduate13,11236.58%
Some College6,81419.01%
Associates Degree2,3756.63%
Bachelors Degree5,01814.00%
Graduate Degree3,96911.07%
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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
Asian1,4301,303873
White19,33917,5135,387
Black6,8776,0971,462
2+ Races1,4741,122290
Other Race3,2572,497606
Hispanic7,6555,8121,006
Native American111111

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 61.05%.

West Haven Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,756$49,310$32,020
Less Than 9th Grade$27,442$32,392$22,562
High School Graduate$35,722$43,246$25,738
Some College$41,668$48,690$31,843
Bachelors Degree$50,462$63,281$40,579
Graduate Degree$64,896$62,552$68,679

$41,756

Average Earnings

$49,310

Average Male

$32,020

Average Female

West Haven Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Haven Language by Age

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West Haven Language

69.28% of West Haven residents speak only English, while 30.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.00% of the population.

West Haven Language

West Haven Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2447932.38%
Asian1,91937719.65%
Hispanic14,1522,07914.69%
Multiple3,39642212.43%
Black10,0271,08710.84%
White24,5032,0078.19%
Other724NaN%

11.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.40%

Male Poverty Rate

12.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Haven

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Haven is Native, with 32.38% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.17%.

West Haven Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.62%
High School7.91%
Some College6.08%
Bachelors or Greater8.64%

West Haven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.20%
Male Unemployed30.04%
Female Employed8.34%
Female Unemployed25.29%

West Haven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Haven Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,255$78,871
Families$75,394$91,250
Married Families$94,010-
Non Families$41,988$53,706
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Income by Household Type

West Haven Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

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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2,298

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War475
First Gulf War244
Vietnam935
Korea210
World War II25

West Haven Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34164
35 to 54427
55 to 64415
65 to 74756
75+536

West Haven Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6406.03%
Black4255.42%
Asian130.64%
Other Race691.74%
2+ Races1517.25%
Hispanic3103.22%

West Haven Veterans by Race

West Haven Veterans by Education

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5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Haven Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

8%

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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56.52%

Born in West Haven

80.38%

Native Born

19.62%

Foreign Born

9.75%

Non Citizen

9.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.38% of West Haven residents were born in the United States, with 56.52% having been born in Connecticut. 9.75% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19005,2470.00%
19108,5433,2965.00%
193025,80817,2655.68%
194030,0214,2131.52%
195032,0001,9790.64%
196043,00011,0003.00%
197052,8519,8512.08%
198053,1843330.06%
199054,0218370.16%
200052,360-1,661-0.31%
201055,5643,2040.60%
201155,56620.00%
201255,56820.00%
201355,57020.00%
201455,57220.00%
201555,57420.00%
201655,57620.00%
201755,57820.00%
201855,58020.00%
201955,58220.00%
202055,58420.00%
202155,58620.00%
202255,58820.00%

West Haven Population by Year