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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
New Haven County is located in Connecticut with a population of 862,127. In New Haven County, most residents own their homes. In New Haven County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in New Haven County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in New Haven County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$244,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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New Haven County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    106.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    341.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,742.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    293.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in New Haven County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,872
National
$55,322

New Haven County Reviews

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I absolutely love this city! New Haven has changed quite substantially over the past few years. Neighborhood revitalization and gentrification has improved both residential and business areas throughout the city. As the home of Yale University, the city has a rich history that has evolved offering something for everyone.
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New Haven has become a lovely place to visit. There is a lot of history in the city that makes tours and museums a thing to do on the weekends. Walking around the Yale University campus is beautiful and full of stories involving the prestigious students that have attended and gone on to do amazing and influential things. The streets are filled with authentic restaurants from a variety of cultures and a nightlife that fills the area full of lively crowds that come from all over. Throughout the county are also pristine beaches that are perfect in the warmer months alongside a plethora of seafood restaurants that are typically accompanied by a beautiful views.
I moved to New Haven, CT less than a year. It is my first time living in the US and it has been a great experience. The people are very kind and nice. I will start my master degree in fall at southern Connecticut state university and I am very excited of this opportunity. The master will be in Social Work - Clinical Program with specialization in mental health and co- occurring disorders. Overall I will recommend New Haven to everyone.