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Encyclopedia > New Haven County, Connecticut

New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. As of 2000 the population was 824,008. The largest city is New Haven. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... City nickname: The Elm City Location in the state of Connecticut Founded April 24, 1638 County New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ...


As is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government, and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources. However, New Haven County is merely a group of towns on a map, and has no particular authority. The state judicial system, however, remains divided by county, and drivers receiving speeding tickets on state or interstate highways, for example, find themselves in New Haven County Court being escorted by a New Haven County Marshal. (See also: Greater New Haven) A moving violation is any violation of the law, committed by the driver of a vehicle, while it is in motion. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,233 km² (862 mi²). 1,569 km² (606 mi²) of it is land and 664 km² (256 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 29.74% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Geographic Features

The terrain is mostly flat near both the coast and the Housatonic River, rising significantly only in the north of the county. The highest elevation is close to the northernmost point in the county, found at two areas of approximately 1,050 feet (320 m) above sea level in the town of Wolcott. The lowest point is sea level. The Housatonic River is a river, approximately 144 mi (230 km) long, in western Massachusetts and central Connecticut in the United States. ...


Notable geographic landmarks:

The Sleeping Giant, or Mount Carmel, is a trap rock ridge system located in the Mount Carmel neighborhood of Hamden, Connecticut. ... West Rock is a traprock hill that rises to the northwest of downtown New Haven, Connecticut and runs in a north-northwest direction into the neighboring town of Woodbridge. ... East Rock in May, 2005. ...

Adjacent counties

New Haven county is bounded on the south by Long Island Sound. Hartford County is located in the north central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Long Island Sound near Guilford, Connecticut Long Island Sound is an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean and various rivers in the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 824,008 people, 319,040 households, and 210,566 families residing in the county. The population density is 525/km² (1,361/mi²). There are 340,732 housing units at an average density of 217/km² (563/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 79.40% White, 11.32% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. 10.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


There are 319,040 households out of which 31.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.60% are married couples living together, 13.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% are non-families. 28.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.08. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $48,834, and the median income for a family is $60,549. Males have a median income of $43,643 versus $32,001 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,439. 9.50% of the population and 7.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.00% of those under the age of 18 and 7.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and villages*

* Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Beacon Falls is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Bethany is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Academy in Branford. ... Branford Center is a census-designated place located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Cheshire is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Cheshire Village is a census-designated place located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... East Haven is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Guilford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Guilford Center is a census-designated place located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Hamden is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Madison is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Madison Center is a census-designated place located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Middlebury is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Milford is a partially independent city that is located partially in New Haven County in Connecticut. ... Woodmont is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Elm City Location in the state of Connecticut Founded April 24, 1638 County New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... North Branford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... North Haven is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Orange is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Prospect is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Seymour is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Wallingford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Wallingford Center is a census-designated place located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... West Haven is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Wolcott is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Woodbridge is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...


Colleges and Universities

New Haven county serves as a center of advanced learning, with several noted educational institutions located within its borders centered on the city of New Haven. These include:

Albertus Magnus College is a private college in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Quinnipiac University: University Quadrangle, School of Business and School of Communications facilities, Sleeping Giant in background Quinnipiac University is a private four-year university in Hamden, Connecticut, just north of New Haven. ... Southern Connecticut State University is a state university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... The University of New Haven is a private coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ...

External Link

National Register of Historic Places listing for New Haven Co., Connecticut



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State of Connecticut File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ...

Capital:

Hartford This is a list of U.S. state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Categories: U.S. states | U.S. state capitals | Lists of cities in the United States ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Regions:

Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City is defined by the U.S. Census as the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area based on broad social and economic integration, which is divided into... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

Largest cities:

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Fairfield | Greenwich | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | Naugatuck | New Britain | New Haven | New London | North Haven | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Hartford Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Bridgeport (41n10, 73w12 EST) is the largest city by population in Connecticut, and is located in southeastern Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Bristol is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Hat City Location in the state of Connecticut County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 114. ... Fairfield is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterfront of Groton, Connecticut looking upriver Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state. ... Milford is a partially independent city that is located partially in New Haven County in Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... New Britain is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... City nickname: The Elm City Location in the state of Connecticut Founded April 24, 1638 County New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... North Haven is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Norwalk is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 82,951. ... Norwich is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Stamford, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...

Counties:

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...


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New Haven County, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut.
New Haven county is bounded on the south by Long Island Sound.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
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