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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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New Haven is a city in Connecticut with a population of 130,884. New Haven is in New Haven County. Living in New Haven offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In New Haven there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in New Haven and residents tend to be liberal.
About New Haven...
Population
130,884

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,137
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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New Haven Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    510.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40
    40.7
  • Robbery
    290.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    646.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,868.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    494.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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Growing up in New Haven, one can really see a lot there, and one can also agree on one thing about New Haven: It's huge! It is well known for its delicious pies, history, and of course Yale University. There is a huge diverse community in New Haven that many people seem to enjoy, however many do not see the other side. Although many people may know New Haven for the reasons listed above, many don't really know how there is another community below Yale and it's famous sites. New Haven struggles with poverty, crime, and unemployment. There are many parts of New Haven where there is no funding at all for improvement in roads, safety, and buildings. New Haven can continue going forward into the future, if there is a call to change.
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New Haven, CT is a great city for college students. There are several institutions in New Haven county thus including Gateway Community College, Albertus Magnus College, the University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut University, and of course, Yale University. There are plenty of local coffee shops, book stores, art galleries, museums, and restaurants downtown. Unlike New York or Chicago, New Haven is a tiny city. Still, it still has much to offer. Outside of the downtown area however, there is a lot of poverty and crime unfortunately that needs to be addressed.
My experience with New Haven has been great but not the best. Their is diversity due to the colleges in New Haven such as Yale university, and Southern university. Which bring in tourists and attraction to downtown New Haven. There is a problem with drugs such as the recent overdoses on the New Haven green and homeless people surrounding the new haven green. But overall New Haven is a city that is full of original foods and pizzerias that can match New York`s finest. With tourist attraction from Yale bringing diversity to the city.