West Haven, Connecticut Population 2024

54,660

West Haven is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. West Haven has a 2024 population of 54,660. West Haven is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 55,432 in 2020.

The average household income in West Haven is $92,458 with a poverty rate of 11.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Haven is 36.1 years, 34.8 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

West Haven Demographics

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

  • White: 56.47%
  • Black or African American: 17.75%
  • Other race: 10.96%
  • Two or more races: 10.22%
  • Asian: 3.73%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
Land Area (mi²)
10.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,084.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.39% (-772)
The current population of West Haven, Connecticut is 54,660 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 55,432.

West Haven, Connecticut Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White31,24756.47%
Black or African American9,82217.75%
Other race6,06710.96%
Two or more races5,65610.22%
Asian2,0653.73%
Native American2610.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2180.39%
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Haven Population by Race

West Haven Population Pyramid 2024

West Haven Median Age

36.1

Total

34.8

Male

37.2

Female

West Haven Adults

There are 44,232 adults, (8,070 of whom are seniors) in West Haven.

West Haven Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Haven Sex Ratio

Female28,19250.95%
Male27,14449.05%

West Haven Population by Age

West Haven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,4052.5352.147.9
Married8,6373.2975.324.7
Non Family7,4491.2933.666.4
Female3,0423.1941.858.2
Male1,2772.9727.172.9
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West 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

West Haven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West 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 51.62%.

West Haven Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,341

Average Earnings

$53,760

Average Male

$41,682

Average Female

West Haven Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Haven Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Haven Language

70.68% of West Haven residents speak only English, while 29.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.56% of the population.

West Haven Language

West Haven Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,4042,74110.79%
Hispanic14,2781,70211.92%
Black9,2128319.02%
Multiple5,39356210.42%
Other5,9074647.86%
Asian1,70438822.77%
Islander21821297.25%
Native2258236.44%
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11.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.41%

Male Poverty Rate

11.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Haven

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Haven is Islander, with 97.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Haven is Other, with 7.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.13%.

West Haven Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.27%
High School10.8%
Bachelors or Greater6.79%
Some College6.28%
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West Haven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.63%
Male Unemployed22.82%
Female Employed5.83%
Male Employed5%
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West Haven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Haven Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Haven Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

West Haven Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Haven Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,278

Number of Veterans

2,161

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

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West Haven Veterans by War

count

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West Haven Veterans by Age

count

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West Haven Veterans by Race

West Haven Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Haven Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

West Haven Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Haven Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West 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

57.07%

Born in West Haven

80.9%

Native Born

19.1%

Foreign Born

9.64%

Non Citizen

9.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.9% of West Haven residents were born in the United States, with 57.07% having been born in Connecticut. 9.64% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202953,800-172-0.32%
202853,972-172-0.32%
202754,144-172-0.32%
202654,316-172-0.32%
202554,488-172-0.31%
202454,660-172-0.31%
202354,832-172-0.31%
202255,004-172-0.31%
202155,176-256-0.46%
202055,4328771.61%
201954,555-330-0.6%
201854,885420.08%
201754,8431880.34%
201654,655-235-0.43%
201554,890-411-0.74%
201455,3011600.29%
201355,141-151-0.27%
201255,292-222-0.4%
201155,514-56-0.1%
201055,5703,2106.13%
200052,360-1,661-3.07%
199054,0218371.57%
198053,1843330.63%
197052,8519,85122.91%
196043,00011,00034.38%
195032,0001,9796.59%
194030,0214,21316.32%
193025,80817,265202.1%
19108,5433,29662.82%
19005,247
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West Haven Population by Year