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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
East Haven is a town in Connecticut with a population of 29,006. East Haven is in New Haven County. Living in East Haven offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Haven there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in East Haven and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,164
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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East Haven 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
    41.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    80
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    261
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,607.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in East Haven

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,051
National
$55,322
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East Haven Reviews

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East Haven is a great town! Weather is pretty mild throughout the year. Many families here and is a pretty tight knit community. In the recent years East Haven has become more diverse, which I think is great, being a minority in this town. That doesn't mean though that there isn't racism, which has been a problem in the past. That is getting better though. Schooling is pretty good as long as kids make the most of their resources and take challenging courses. I think East Haven is very safe as long as one doesn't try to get into troubling situations. EastHaven is a pretty easy going town, not a whole lot to do, but can go to places surrounding East Haven for fun.
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I wouldn't change anything I accept east haven the way it is. It's a small community where everybody knows everybody, neighbors help their neighbors. You can usually find a relation between everyone, whether it's a distant cousin or a close relationship, everyone gets treated like family. It's a good, small town that can be cute and quaint but also fast paced enough to keep up with the times and the hustle and bustle of the world around it.
Have lived here for a number of years, it is a comfy town that is at the middle point of important locations! It is in the New Haven area, and also not too far from New York, and Boston. It is close to good schools, and plenty of stores, and food locations!