West Haven demographics profile

StatisticWest HavenConnecticutNational
Population density (sq mi)5,11564891
Median age36.340.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%43%43%
Speak English74%78%79%
Speak Spanish16%12%13%
West Haven, CT has a population of 54,972 and is the 727th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,115 per sq mi which is 690% higher than the Connecticut average and 5546% higher than the national average. The median age in West Haven is 36 which is approximately 11% lower than the Connecticut average of 41. In West Haven, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 74% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 60% of West Haven residents were born in Connecticut, 20% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 17% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in West Haven is 690% higher than Connecticut.
  • The median age in West Haven is 11% lower than Connecticut.
  • In West Haven 64.53% of the population is White.
  • In West Haven 20.67% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Haven 4.03% of the population is Asian.

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West Haven population breakdown by race

RaceWest HavenConnecticutNational
Black or African American20.67%10.39%12.63%
American Indian0.30%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.46%2.98%3.06%
Other race6.01%4.95%4.75%
In West Haven, 20.0% 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.

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