New Haven is a mid-size city in Connecticut with just under 131,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals also feature prominently in the demographics. The city ranks as the sixth-youngest municipality in the state with an average age of just over 34. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in New Haven, and 72% of residents are renting. The average rent of $1,143 per month is roughly the same as the state average.
New Haven has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree. There are two primary industries in New Haven: education and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the city's labor force. With an average annual income of around $57K, New Haven workers earn less than the average Connecticut resident. New Haven's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 25 minutes, the commute time for New Haven residents is shorter than the Connecticut average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 30% of residents, while public transit is not used widely. Not many workers (6%) commute on foot, though the number is much greater than the national average.