New Haven County, Connecticut

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New Haven County, Connecticut
County of Connecticut
County of New Haven
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Map of Connecticut highlighting New Haven County
Location in the U.S. state of Connecticut
Map of the United States highlighting Connecticut
Connecticut's location in the U.S.
Founded 1666
Seat none (since 1960)
New Haven (before 1960)
Largest city New Haven (population)
Guilford (area)
Area
 • Total 862 sq mi (2,233 km2)
 • Land 605 sq mi (1,567 km2)
 • Water 258 sq mi (668 km2), 29.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 856,875
 • Density 1,427/sq mi (551/km2)
Congressional districts 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4

New Haven County is a county in the US state of Connecticut. It is in the south central part of the state. The population was 862,477 in 2010. This made New Haven County the third most populated county in Connecticut. There are 1,340 people per square mile.[1] Two of the state's largest cities, New Haven and Waterbury, are part of New Haven County.

Starting in 1960, county governments were no longer active. Until 1960, the city of New Haven was the county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities. This includes, fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. The county Sheriff plan was removed by voters. This was replaced by State Judicial Marshals in 2000. Because of this, the state judicial plan in New Haven County is divided into three districts: New Haven, Ansonia-Milford and Waterbury.

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Coordinates: 41°21′N 72°54′W / 41.35°N 72.90°W / 41.35; -72.90