Chatham Square Neighborhood

A Diverse Fair Haven Community with Historic Homes and a Beautiful Waterfront

Census reveals strong growth for New Haven

By City of New Haven




New Haven, CT - Detailed figures released by the United States Census Bureau show New Haven added 6,153 new residents over the past decade, a population growth rate of 5.0%. The city added more total residents than any municipality in the state. Among Connecticut’s top five cities, the population increase was the largest in real and percent terms. With a total of 129,779 residents up from 123,626 in 2000, New Haven reaffirmed its position as Connecticut’s second most populous city behind only Bridgeport. 

“The population growth clearly reflects the fact that cities have become more attractive to wider array of people,” said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. “People are moving back to cities; New Haven isn’t just attractive to students and young professionals. Folks are choosing to remain in the city. They are raising families and attending public schools and we are seeing empty nester return to an urban lifestyle.”

“I think the city’s growth rate is also reflective of the success of our overall economic development effort,” the Mayor added. “Our focus on higher education and advanced manufacturing as well as biotech, new media and information technologies has made us New Haven attractive to investment and very competitive in the twenty-first century economy. People are choosing to live here.”

The city grew at a slightly faster pace than the county; overall New Haven County grew by 38,831 persons, a rate of 4.7 percent, reversing the trend of the last several decades where county growth exceeded City growth. . The State of Connecticut grew 4.9 percent to 3,574,097.

The strong population growth in New Haven reflects the growing appreciation of the quality of life available in New Haven which encompasses reasonable housing prices, a secure economic foundation, improving public schools and a growing real restate grand list.

New Haven’s population growth reflects a strong growth in the array of housing choices available in the city. The city has added more than 1,000 new housing units in the past five years, including luxury apartments, downtown condominium lofts and some infill single family housing. 

Despite the effects of the recession of 2007-2009 on the national economy, CNN Money has rated New Haven as a “best housing recovery bet,” citing proximity to New York City and the presence of Yale University as an employer and economic driver. 

“The final numbers are a testament to the value of the city’s outreach efforts to get everyone counted, and to residents positive response to that effort”, said City Plan Executive Director Karyn Gilvarg, AIA. “Cities tend to be undercounted, but the strong showing demonstrates just how important the effort to count every resident is.”

Gilvarg also expressed appreciation for the effort of the Complete Count Committee. “They worked tirelessly to ensure we counted every person in the City.”

The City will be looking more closely at the Census numbers in the coming months, as we plan for city services and new development initiatives. DataHaven, the online information resource center, is preparing detailed tables and analysis for New Haven and all of southern Connecticut. For more information, you may visit the US Census at www.census.gov and DataHaven at www.ctdatahaven.org.

Views: 3

Comment

You need to be a member of Chatham Square Neighborhood to add comments!

Join Chatham Square Neighborhood

Comment by Christel Manning on June 2, 2011 at 9:03am
interestgin . . I used to live in that area of Boston, and there definitely are parallels to here

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to Chatham Square online.

                   ~~~

traducción, traduzione, tłumaczenie, traduction, Übersetzung, 翻译, תרגום أهلا ترجمة, traduko

                    

                       

Explore Living Here

Waterfront Living

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Urban Specialist Realtors

47 High St.

203.787.7800

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Find local homes for sale

Five star senior community with a tradition of quality care

118 Clinton Avenue

203.562.7222

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

20 Grand Avenue, New Haven

Local Places to Eat

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Buen Gusto Restaurant

 379 Grand Avenue

203.772.3577

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

El Coqui Restaurant

286 Grand Avenue

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Grand Apizza Restaurant

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or

203.624.9320

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cositas Deliciosas

271 Grand Avenue

203.782.4757

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

La Molienda Peruvian Restaurant

113 Grand Avenue

203.562.0675

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Salsa's Authentic

Mexican Restaurant

99 Grand Avenue

203.752.1265

Fair Haven Pharmacy

OPEN 7 Days a week. Lowest Prices Guaranteed. 10% discount on over the counter products if you mention CSNA.

Fair Haven Community Health Care

Once again Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a high achieving health center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), and has received the gold level designation. This places FHCHC in the top 10% of the 1,400 community health centers across the country and reflects our strong commitment to high quality clinical care. The full announcement can be found here.

We are proud and happy to have FHCHC as a community partner and a major employer in our community. 

Changing the odds for Children and Families

Making our Neighborhood beautiful one garden at a time

City of New Haven

Canoes, Kayaks & more at:

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

© 2019   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service