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North Haven, Connecticut
Official seal of North Haven, Connecticut
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Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°22′54″N 72°51′30″W / 41.38167, -72.85833
NECTA New Haven
Region South Central Region
Incorporated 1786
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First Selectwoman Janet McCarty
Area
 - Total 54.6 km² (21.1 sq mi)
 - Land 53.8 km² (20.8 sq mi)
 - Water 0.8 km² (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (66 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 - Total 23,908
 - Density 444/km² (1,149/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06473
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-54870
GNIS feature ID 0213479
Website: http://www.town.north-haven.ct.us/

North Haven is a suburban town in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. North Haven is less than 10 minutes from downtown New Haven and Yale University. It is also near Quinnipiac University and Sleeping Giant State Park. It has easy access to I-91 and Route 15. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution‎ (936 × 695 pixels, file size: 160 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 203 covers the Southwestern part of Connecticut. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... “New Haven” redirects here. ... Yale redirects here. ... Quinnipiac University is a private four-year university in Hamden, Connecticut, located on about 500 acres (2 km²), just north of New Haven. ... Sleeping Giant is an isolated trap rock mountain, also known as Mount Carmel, located about 1 mile north of the town center of Hamden, Connecticut. ... Interstate 91 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Route 15 (CT-15) is a highway in Connecticut that runs 83. ...


In July 2007, Money Magazine ranked North Haven as the eighty-sixth "best place to live" in the United States.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.6 km² (21.1 mi²). 53.8 km² (20.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.52%) is water. North Haven is located less than ten miles from Long Island Sound. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


North Haven is 27 miles from Hartford, 76 miles from New York City, 80 miles from Providence and 115 miles from Boston. The center of town in generally considered to be an area stretching along Route 5, from approximately its interchange with I-91 in the north to Bailey Road in the south. When used by itself in a sentence, the term Hartford can refer to one of several places in the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “Providence” redirects here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Principal Communities

  • North Haven center
  • Clintonville
  • Montowese
  • Green Acres
  • Ridge Road
  • Quinnipiac (extends into Wallingford )

Wallingford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ...

History

John Warner Barber's 1835 engraving, showing St. John's Episcopal Church, the Trumbull House and the North Haven Congregational Church on the town Green

In his will of 1714, the Reverend James Pierpont (1659-1714) of New Haven gave eight acres to his neighbors in the Northeast Parish, as North Haven was called "provided those neighbors will set their meeting house there and make their training and burying there." Image File history File links BarberJohnWarnerNorthHaven. ... Image File history File links BarberJohnWarnerNorthHaven. ... John Warner Barber (born February 2, 1798- died June 1885), an engraver whose books of state, national, and local history featured his vivid illustrations, said[1] to have caught the flavor and appearance of city, town, and countryside scenes in his day. ...


The first meeting house, completed in 1722, stood on the Green, west of what is now known as the Old Center Cemetery. About half of the original Pierpont gift remains today as the North Haven Green.


Ezra Stiles enumerated about forty families living in North Haven in the early part of the eighteenth century. All of these people were multipurpose farmers, producing what they needed for themselves and their families. In 1786, the General Assembly permitted North Haven to incorporate as a town, separate from New Haven. New roads were built to facilitate communication, namely the Hartford Turnpike in 1798 and the Middletown Turnpike in 1813. The Rev. ...


The first United States census counted 1236 people in the agricultural community of North Haven in 1790. However, the 1789 Grand List had found 1620 sheep in North Haven with the sheep outnumbering the residents.


By the middle of the nineteenth century, signs of the Industrial Revolution were apparent. In 1838, the New Haven and Hartford Railroad had laid its tracks along the level sand plains by the Quinnipiac River. In addition, small industries such as the manufacture of agricultural implements in Clintonville began in 1830. On the 1850 census, 62% of the population were listed as farmers. One third of the residents worked in various nonagricultural occupations such as mechanics, brickmakers, and shoemakers. A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... The Quinnipiac River is a river in the New England region of the United States, located entirely in the state of Connecticut. ...


After the American Civil War, the expanding production of bricks, especially by the I.L.Stiles Co. brought immigrants to North Haven from Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Poland. By 1880, 11 out of 100 people had been born outside of the United States. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In the 1880s, Solomon Linsley, a North Haven architect, built both the Memorial Town Hall and the new District 4 School. Linsley designed and built thirty-two Victorian style houses and public buildings in North Haven. Windsor Castle in Modern Times by Landseer depicts the Queen and the Prince Consort at home in the 1840s. ...


By 1900, public transportation was important to North Haven residents. Eighteen passenger trains stopped at the Broadway station every day. The Airline Railroad ran through Montowese and Clintonville to Middletown. Trolleys ran from Montowese to New Haven. After 1900, the line was extended north to Wallingford, Connecticut. Wallingford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ...


After World War I, the automobile changed life in this country town. The brickyards along the river were the major industry. However, those residents who owned a car could live in North Haven and commute to New Haven for their jobs. Small real estate development began to grow up along the southern edge of town. “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Significant population growth occurred at the end of World War II. North Haven's population increased rapidly, quadrupling between 1945 and 1970. The establishment of two factories: Pratt & Whitney and Marlin Firearms spurred the subsequent population increase. This population shift necessitated the building of a new police station, firehouse, library, and five schools in the 1950s and 1960s to accommodate the needs of the growing community. The town continues to grow and expand until this day. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In spite of its rapid growth throughout the past few decades, however, this New England town still retains its town meeting form of government. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... A town meeting is a meeting where an entire geographic area is invited to participate in a gathering, often for a political or administrative purpose. ...


For those interested in an indepth look at the history of North Haven, you should refer to Amidst Cultivated and Pleasant Fields: A Bicentennial History of North Haven, Connecticut by Lucy McTeer Brusic. Several copies are available to borrow at the North Haven Memorial Library.


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,035 people, 8,597 households, and 6,490 families residing in the town. The population density was 428.2/km² (1,108.9/mi²). There were 8,773 housing units at an average density of 163.1/km² (422.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.98% White, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,597 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $65,703, and the median income for a family was $73,041. Males had a median income of $50,843 versus $36,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,870. About 2.3% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

North Haven has a growing commercial, retailing and manufacturing base which employs approximately 12,640 people. There are more than 75 manufacturing and commercial firms in North Haven, 40 of which are assessed at over $1,000,000 [1]. North Haven has five industrial parks containing 490 acres, and hosts such corporate tenants as Quebecor/Northeast Graphics and Marlin Firearms. North Haven is also a division headquarters for surgical device-maker Covidien. The town has a relatively large parks system. Housing stock is diversified. Quebecor (written without an accent on the first e, even in French) is a Quebec-based company with two main spheres of activity: Quebecor World is the largest commercial printing company in the world, with 39 000 employees around the world. ... Marlin Model 60 22LR rifle manufactured in 1982 The Marlin Firearms Company of North Haven, Connecticut manufactures Marlin Rifles. ... Tyco Healthcare was the former healthcare division of Tyco International Ltd. ...


Education

There are 4 public elementary schools in North Haven.

  • Clintonville
  • Green Acres
  • Montowese
  • Ridge Road

There is also one public middle school.

  • North Haven Middle School

There is also a public high school.

  • North Haven High School

Gateway Community Technical College also has a North Haven campus located on Bassett Road. The school was originally named Orchard Hill Junior High School and was part of the North Haven Public Schools system until its sale to the college.


Quinnipiac University plans to open a 100-acre graduate education center in town. [2]


North Haven High School

A new building for the high school started construction in early 2004, with the finalized building ready for the 2005-2006 school year. The school building features suitable classrooms with interactive and advanced technology as well as updated computer systems. Notable facilities include the extravagant, acoustic-friendly auditorium, multi-functional gymnasium, sleek and comfortable cafeteria, and an inviting library that includes 10 Dell PCs and 8 Mac computers in the main library wing. Within the library, there is a Mac Lab that has about 25, wide screen Mac computers. Distributed in almost every classroom are Smart Boards that have a touch-screen interface that allows teachers as well as students to control the board and create various functions. A projector is connected to the teacher's lap top which enables the image of the computer's desktop to be delineated on the Smart Board screen; thus, allowing a blown-up visual to be accessed by students in a helpful, learned way.


The expansive, impressively constructed building has three main floors. Second and third floors are devoted to and comprise the subjects of English, Foreign Language, and History on the second floor - while Science and Math classes are found on the third floor. The school library and media center are on the second floor. Labs for biology, anatomy, marine biology, and principles of science are set up with state-of-the-art science utilities. The Math rooms also have a range of sub-sections. For example, the Computer Science room is located in the West division of the third floor which has over 25 Dell computers. The first floor is home to the auditorium, gym and weight-training room, locker rooms, administrative offices, lunch cafeteria, courtyard, business classes, the art wing, and band/chorus rooms.


North Haven Drama Cooperative

Since 1998, the North Haven Drama Cooperative has produced a series of musicals each school year. In 1998, the first play put on by the Middle School was "Annie". The show integrated students in 5th grade as well as 4th graders, who wished to participate in the special chorus group. In 1999, "The Wizard of Oz" was produced; in the year 2000, "Bye Bye Birdie"; in 2001, "The Music Man"; in 2002 "Hello Dolly"; in 2003, a second production of "Annie" was put on; in 2004, "Meet Me In St. Luis"; in 2005, a second production of "The Wizard of Oz" was produced; in 2006, "The Sound of Music"; in 2007, and the most recent show, "Fiddler on the Roof" was produced.


All shows featured a double cast. The two casts performed on a four-day basis, with the first cast on the first and third performance days, and the second cast on the second and last performance days. Now in production, "Beauty and the Beast" will be put on in the year 2008 by the North Haven High School. The cast has already been chosen and there is no double casting. There will still be the four-day performances including one matinée show. The cast includes high school students only, with the middle school director shifting schools. While the NH Drama Cooperative produced shows at the middle school, the high school had a senior-class production as well as the Drama Club plays.


Notable Residents

  • Paul Marcarelli, actor and screenwriter who graduated from North Haven High School, known for his work in Verizon Wireless commercials

Paul Marcarelli is an American actor best known as the Test Man character in commercials for Verizon Wireless. ...

Notable Sites

The Quinnipiac River is a river in the New England region of the United States, located entirely in the state of Connecticut. ...

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ Kate Ashford, Andrea Bartz, Jeff Cox, Asa Fitch, Stephen Gandel, Josh Hyatt, Rob Kelley, Kathleen Knight, Joe Light, Ismat Sarah Mangla, Sarah Max, Jennifer Merritt, Brad Nelson, Donna Rosato, Ingrid Tharasook. "Best Places to Live: Top 100". CNNMoney.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-19. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Town of North Haven
  • North Haven Fair
  • Miss North Haven
  • A Great Place to Live, Learn, Work and Play http://www.northhavenct.org

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