StatisticWest RiverNew HavenConnecticut
Population density (sq mi)5,3616,977736
Median age34.630.740.6
Male/Female ratio0.7:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a33%54%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%51%43%
Speak Englishn/a66%78%
Speak Spanishn/a25%12%

Key findings

  • The population density in West River is 23% lower than New Haven
  • The median age in West River is 13% higher than New Haven
  • In West River 19.79% of the population is White
  • In West River 53.93% of the population is Black
  • In West River 0.96% of the population is Asian

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      West River population breakdown by race

      RaceWest RiverNew HavenConnecticut
      American Indian0.62%0.33%0.26%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
      Mixed race5.29%3.45%2.98%
      Other race19.41%14.26%4.95%
      In West River, 28.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      West River age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The West River, New Haven, CT demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).