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Income/capita 12%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 63%
IndexWest HavenConnecticutNational
Income per capita$26,197$39,906$29,829
Median household income$50,831$71,755$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,333$94,523$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,461$37,585$35,192
Median earnings male$32,166$46,559$36,919
Median earnings female$24,787$31,943$26,250
Unemployment rate7.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level15.4%10.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Haven is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Haven is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Haven is 63% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Haven is 2% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $33,883$50,831$101,662
      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.

      West Haven median earnings by income bracket

      West Haven employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.6%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector11.8%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.8%15.7%
      Public administration4.2%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.2%1.9%
      Education, health & social services17.7%44.5%
      Other24.7%19.8%

      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%
      North Haven, CT23,888$93,69669%
      Shelton, CT40,979$87,27758%
      West Haven, CT54,972$50,8318%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Paramount, CA54,941$46,36416%
      Shoreline, WA55,021$70,39827%
      Port Arthur, TX54,913$32,00342%
      Hanford, CA54,912$51,2317%
      Aloha, OR54,908$67,67322%
      West Haven, CT54,972$50,8318%
      Source: The West Haven, CT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).