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West Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°16′26″N, 72°58′04″W
NECTA New Haven
Region South Central Connecticut
Incorporated (town) 1921
Incorporated (city) 1961
 - Government type Mayor-council
 - Mayor John M. Picard
Area  
 - City 28.5 km²  (11.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 52,923
 - Density 1,892/km² (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06516
Website: http://www.cityofwesthaven.com/

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 52,923.[2] A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... 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...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time in British English, is the convention of... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... Mr. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...

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History

Settled in 1648, West Haven (then known as West Farms) was a part of the original New Haven Colony. In 1719, it became the separate parish of West Haven. In 1779 the British attacked New Haven Harbor and came ashore in West Haven. Thomas Painter, a militiaman watching for the approaching British ships while standing atop Savin Rock, is depicted on the city seal. The main commercial street, Campbell Avenue, is named for British Adjutant William Campbell, who stopped to help a minister who had been shot. He is buried in the Allingtown section. West Haven and North Milford joined to become Orange (incorporated as a town in 1822). In 1921, West Haven split from Orange to become a separate town. It was incorporated as a city in 1961 and is known as "Connecticut's Youngest City." 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The New Haven Colony was an English colonial venture in Connecticut in North America from 1637 to 1662. ... // Events January 23 - The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire April 25 - Daniel Defoe publishes Robinson Crusoe June 10 - Battle of Glen Shiel Prussia conducts Europes first systematic census Miners in Falun, Sweden find an apparently petrified body of Fet-Mats Israelsson in an unused... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... New Haven Harbor is an inlet on the north side of Long Island Sound in the state of Connecticut in the United States. ... Orange is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


West Haven is best known for the Savin Rock Amusement Park, which began in the late 19th century, thrived in the 1940s and '50s and was closed in the 1960s. The park ran along the New Haven Harbor beachfront. One of the last reminders of the area is Jimmies of Savin Rock, a restaurant known for its seafood and split hot dogs.


West Haven has a mayor-City Council form of government. John M. Picard, the city's tenth mayor, was elected in 2005. There are three independent fire districts served by the West Haven, West Shore and Allingtown fire departments.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.5 km² (11.0 mi²). 28.1 km² (10.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.54%) is water. West Haven has 3 1/2 miles of publicly accessible beaches, which is one-quarter of the publicly accessible beaches in Connecticut. The hilly Allingtown district of the city is home to the University of New Haven. 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. ... The University of New Haven is a private coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. ...


West Haven is located in the south-central portion of Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. Map Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat, represents Connecticuts Third District. ...


Both Interstate 95 and Route 34, also known as Derby Avenue, run through West Haven. Route 162, which both begins and ends on U.S. Route 1 (the Boston Post Road), passes through northern West Haven between Orange and New Haven. Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ... Route 34 (CT-34) is 24. ... Route 162 is a state highway in Connecticut running for 10. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... Orange is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ...


West Haven is bound by the southwest by the Oyster River (the boundary between West Haven and Milford since colonial times), northwest by Orange, north by New Haven and northeast by the West River, which divides West Haven and New Haven. To the east is New Haven Harbor and to the south is Long Island Sound. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: A Small City with a Big Heart Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Central Region Named 1640 Incorporated (city) 1959 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... West River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... New Haven Harbor is an inlet on the north side of Long Island Sound in the state of Connecticut in the United States. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 52,360 people, 21,090 households, and 13,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,865.0/km² (4,832.0/mi²). There were 22,336 housing units at an average density of 795.6/km² (2,061.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.15% white, 16.29% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.91% Asian American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.57% from other races and 2.79% from two or more races. 9.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The Hispanic world. ... This article deals with the use of the term Latino. ...


There were 21,090 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $42,393, and the median income for a family was $51,631. Males had a median income of $38,024 versus $30,610 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,121. About 6.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% 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. ...


Education and Business

West Haven was a shipping and industrial center, known for its buckle shops and, later, Armstrong Rubber Co. The factory now sits empty. Long a blue-collar and middle-class bedroom community of New Haven, West Haven has had financial problems since the 1990s. Archeological bronze buckles from southern Sweden A buckle (from Latin buccula) is a clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ...


West Haven is home to the University of New Haven, a U.S. Veterans Affairs hospital and Yale Field, a baseball park. The West Haven High School football team was ranked first in the state and fifth in the nation in 1968. West Haven is also home to Notre Dame High School, which is a Roman Catholic all-boys school. Bayer Pharmaceuticals North America has its world headquarters in West Haven, although the company announced in 2006 that it would be shutting its operations in the city, affecting about 1,000 workers. Bayer is located on a 125-acre campus, comprising 13 buildings, mostly in West Haven but partly in Orange. Bayer is a division of Bayer AG, based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The University of New Haven is a private coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ... Yale Field is a stadium in New Haven, Connecticut. ... West Haven High School is a secondary school located in West Haven, Connecticut which educates students in grades 9–12. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Notre Dame High School, West Haven is a private, Catholic, all-male school located in West Haven, Connecticut, a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Orange is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Bayer AG (German pronunciation BYE-er, in US usually pronounced BAY-er) (NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ... Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: , usually shortened to NRW) is - in terms of population and economic output - the largest and westernmost Federal State of Germany. ...


A rail line, used by Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak, runs through West Haven. The nearest stations are in New Haven and Milford. As of 2006, the Connecticut Department of Transportation was considering building a Metro-North station in West Haven, across from the former Armstrong factory, and in Orange, near the Bayer campus. The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... West Haven is a proposed railroad station on Metro-North Railroads New Haven Line in West Haven, Connecticut, USA. The location is on Sawmill Road between Hood Terrace and Railroad Avenue. ...


Culture

West Haven is home to Kevin Heffernan, member of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard. A photo of Kevin in Super Troopers. ... Broken Lizard members in Beerfest (clockwise from lower left: Chandrasekhar, Heffernan, Soter, Lemme, and Stolhanske) Broken Lizard is a comedy group best known for its films Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest. ...


West Haven is also the hometown of Melanie Chartoff, star of ABC-TV's Fridays and Nickelodeon's Rugrats. Melanie Chartoff (born December 15, 1948 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an actress best known for her voice role in Rugrats, and for her comedic work on the ABC series Fridays from 1980-1982, and on the early 90s Fox sitcom Parker Lewis Cant Lose. ... ABC TV, sometimes ABC-TV, is a national public television channel in Australia. ... Fridays was the name of ABCs weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from 1980 to 1982. ... A rugrat may also be a pejorative term for a toddler. ...


References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 21, 2006.

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External links

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 Capital  Hartford
 Regions 

Gold Coast | Greater Bridgeport | Greater Danbury | Greater Hartford | Greater New Haven | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut | Southwestern Connecticut Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut, United States, 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... Greater Danbury, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, is a region in the state of Connecticut centered on the city of Danbury. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... 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 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 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

 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 U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... New Haven 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 U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government type Mayor-council Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government type Mayor-council Mayor William T. Stortz Area    - City 26. ... Nickname: The Hat City Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Danbury Region Housatonic Valley Incorporated (town) 1702 Incorporated (city) 1889 Consolidated 1965 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R) Area    - City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Midstate Region Incorporated (town) 1651 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1923 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... Nickname: A Small City with a Big Heart Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Central Region Named 1640 Incorporated (city) 1959 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr. ... Nickname: Hardware City Location within the state of Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1850 Incorporated (city) 1870 Consolidated 1905 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Area    - City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated (city) 1784 Government type Council-manager City council Margaret Mary Curtin, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, Dep. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City That Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government type Mayor-Board of representatives Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... Nickname: none Location within the state of Connecticut County Litchfield County Mayor Ryan Bingham Area    - City 104. ... Nickname: The Brass City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area    - City 28. ...

 Places 

Towns | Boroughs | Villages | Historic Places | Geography The U.S. state of Connecticut is divided into 169 towns. ... In the U.S. state of Connecticut, a borough is an incorporated area that typically provides services to a section (usually urban in nature) of a town. ...


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