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New Haven is a city in New Haven County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a port in Sussex. Its meaning was reinforced when it became a refuge for Puritan settlers.
The latitude of New Haven is 41.31N. The longitude is -72.924W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 124,512.
Col. Edward Whalley and his son-in-law Col. William Goffe, two of the men who signed the death warrant for King Charles I, fled here and hid in a cave on the top of West Rock.
Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, established a gun factory here.
New Haven prospered as an industrial city in the 19th century, manufacturing weapons, carriages, clocks and other goods.
The local economy - and the city core - declined when factories closed after World War II.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Haven demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Haven County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Haven area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06504 ZIP code.
4% of New Haven residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Haven ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Haven was $16,393, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of New Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in New Haven include Beaver Hills Historic District, Dwight Street Historic District, Edgewood Park Historic District, Howard Avenue Historic District, New Haven Green Historic District, Orange Street Historic District, Oyster Point Historic District, Prospect Hill Historic District, Quinnipiac River Historic District, Trowbridge Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in New Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,231.
Libraries in New Haven include Fair Haven Branch Library, Mitchell Branch Library, New Haven Free Public Library, Stetson Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in New Haven include New Haven Register
TV stations in New Haven include WCTX, WEDY, WTNH.
New Haven restaurants taking online reservations include Caffe Adulis, Central Steakhouse, Kudeta, La Piazza, Scoozzi, Thali Regional Cuisine of India- New Haven, Zinc ... View restaurants
The average commute time for New Haven workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 44 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Haven between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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