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  1. Public Schools
    C
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
New Haven is a city in Connecticut with a population of 130,529. New Haven is in New Haven County. Living in New Haven offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
130,529

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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New Haven Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    604.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    10
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    246
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    505
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,743.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    551
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 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
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in New Haven

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,142
National
$55,322
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Downtown New Haven is very universal. They have lots of trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, bookstores, etc! The Yale Art Museum is absolutely stunning and such a good way to spend a rainy day! There's always something happening in New Haven for every age group! Don't forget to try the pizza while you're there!
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New Haven is very diverse and many free resources are available to residents. But the safety of New Haven is a concern. The community needs to come together for the safety of everyone. But on the other hand, many good restaurants and activities available. Public schools should offer curriculum including basic living skills and financial education. So students will be prepared after high school. Public high schools should also include free SAT preparation for students and include that in their curriculum so SAT scores will increase. The support available to residents is phenomenal.
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.