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Income/capita 20%
Household income 31%
Unemployment 55%
IndexNew HavenConnecticutNational
Income per capita$23,976$39,906$29,829
Median household income$38,126$71,755$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,867$94,523$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,923$37,585$35,192
Median earnings male$27,552$46,559$36,919
Median earnings female$24,873$31,943$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level26.1%10.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in New Haven is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in New Haven is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in New Haven is 55% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in New Haven is 73% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,414$38,126$76,252
      City
      $47,831$71,755$143,510
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      New Haven median earnings by income bracket

      New Haven employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.8%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector11.7%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.9%1.8%
      Wholesale & retail services13.1%9.3%
      Public administration2.8%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.4%
      Education, health & social services27.3%54.5%
      Other29.0%22.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Trumbull, CT36,477$112,674104%
      Orange, CT13,941$106,47592%
      Durham, CT2,687$103,04986%
      Cheshire Village, CT6,103$99,18679%
      North Haven, CT23,888$93,69669%
      New Haven, CT130,405$38,12631%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thornton, CO130,511$69,41725%
      Waco, TX130,659$34,09938%
      Charleston, SC129,888$57,6034%
      Enterprise, NV129,620$69,57226%
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,537$55,3590%
      New Haven, CT130,405$38,12631%
      Source: The New Haven, CT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).