New Haven 55 Below average
New Haven Livability #669 ranked city in Michigan#23,102 ranked city in the USARanks better than 21% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in New Haven

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Health & Safety

    The low score in this category could be due to challenges related to air quality and the limited accessibility of health-related facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and pharmacies.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in New Haven?

New Haven, Michigan is a small-sized city with a population of 4,856 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, New Haven is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. The median age of all New Haven residents is 31, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic. New Haven is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 49%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in New Haven entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 34 minutes.

Living in New Haven can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around New Haven, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.

Using data and statistics New Haven has received a livability score of 54 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 20th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a lower than the national average livability score as New Haven does not rank well for most categories. Based on the scores for each individual category, New Haven has been rewarded with high marks for crime (B-), cost of living (A+) and housing (A+). On a more negative note, New Haven does not have favorable scores for the following: amenities (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, New Haven has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that New Haven meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in New Haven. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in New Haven are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in New Haven come in at $152,300, which is 19.2% higher than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In New Haven, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 8% higher than the Michigan average.

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      New Haven transportation information

      Statistic New Haven Michigan National
      Average one way commute34min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%82.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.4%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%3.7%4.6%
      Source: The New Haven, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).