New Haven, Connecticut

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New Haven, Connecticut
City
Nickname(s): The Elm City
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°18′36″N 72°55′25″W / 41.31°N 72.92361°W / 41.31; -72.92361Coordinates: 41°18′36″N 72°55′25″W / 41.31°N 72.92361°W / 41.31; -72.92361
NECTA New Haven
Region South Central Region
Settled 1638
Incorporated (city) 1784
Consolidated 1895
Government
 • Type Mayor-board of aldermen
 • Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. (D)
Area
 • City 20.31 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 • Land 18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Urban 285.3 sq mi (738.9 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 • City 124,001
 • Density 6,600/sq mi (2,549/km2)
 • Urban 569,000
 • Metro 846,766
  Metro area refers to New Haven County
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 0651x
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-52000
GNIS feature ID 0209231

New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut, after Bridgeport, with a population of 129,779 at the 2010 United States Census.[2] "New Haven" may also refer to the wider Greater New Haven area, which has nearly 600,000 inhabitants in the immediate area.[3][4] It is in New Haven County, on New Haven Harbor, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound.

The trial for the mutiny of the slave ship Amistad took place in New Haven.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut" (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21 2006. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2006_9.csv. Retrieved June 28, 2007.
  2. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): New Haven city, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  3. U.S. Census Bureau - Population in New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) in Alphabetical Order and Numerical and Percent Change: 1990 and 2000
  4. South Central Regional Council of Governments
  5. "Unidentified Young Man". 1839-1840. http://www.wdl.org/en/item/3080/. Retrieved 2013-07-28.

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