Poverty in New Haven, Connecticut

What is the poverty rate in New Haven, Connecticut?
The poverty rate in New Haven is 25.6%. One out of every 3.9 residents of New Haven lives in poverty.

How many people in New Haven, Connecticut live in poverty?
31,338 of 122,320 New Haven residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in New Haven compare to the rest of Connecticut?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Connecticut is 10.1%, meaning New Haven has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Connecticut.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate

New Haven, Connecticut Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

29.7% 15.3%

2011

30.1% 1.0% 15.9%

2012

26.1% 15.0% 15.9%

2013

23.5% 11.0% 15.8%

2014

26.5% 12.0% 15.5%

2015

31.5% 18.0% 14.7%

2016

24.5% 28.0% 14.0%

2017

23.6% 3.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

41,847

27.2% 25.2% 32.0%

Asian

5,113

22.8% 11.9% 3.9%

Other

19,144

31.6% 23.8% 14.6%

Two Or More Races

4,628

34.9% 18.4% 3.5%

White

35,074

19.5% 10.3% 26.8%

Hispanic

38,458

30.9% 22.2% 29.4%

What's the Poverty Rate in New Haven, Connecticut By Race?

27.2% of Black residents of New Haven, Connecticut live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in New Haven, Connecticut is the same as than the national average. 11,375 of 41,847 black Connecticuters live below the poverty line. Approximately 32.0% of the total population of New Haven, Connecticut are black.

22.8% of Asian residents of New Haven, Connecticut live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in New Haven, Connecticut is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 1,165 of 5,113 asian Connecticuters live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.9% of the total population of New Haven, Connecticut are asian.

19.5% of White residents of New Haven, Connecticut live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in New Haven, Connecticut is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 6,855 of 35,074 white Connecticuters live below the poverty line. Approximately 26.8% of the total population of New Haven, Connecticut are white.

30.9% of Hispanic residents of New Haven, Connecticut live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in New Haven, Connecticut is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 11,880 of 38,458 hispanic Connecticuters live below the poverty line. Approximately 29.4% of the total population of New Haven, Connecticut are hispanic.

New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in New Haven, Connecticut?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in New Haven, Connecticut is 24.6%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in New Haven, Connecticut is 26.5%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of New Haven, Connecticut

Female residents of New Haven, Connecticut are slightly(7%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

14,231 of 57,741 males in New Haven live below the poverty line.

17,107 of 64,579 females in New Haven live below the poverty line.

New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in New Haven can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 34.1%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 21.7%.

Poverty for younger ages in New Haven is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 28.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 35.5%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in New Haven can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 36.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 28.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 33.8%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in New Haven, Connecticut have a Poverty Rate of 38.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in New Haven, Connecticut?

New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

34.2%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

32.9%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

33.7%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

24.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

16.0%

75 to 84 Years Old

18.5%

Over 85 Years Old

12.0%

New Haven, Connecticut Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of New Haven, Connecticut born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of New Haven, Connecticut who were born citizens of the United States is 26.2%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of New Haven, Connecticut who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 23.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of New Haven, Connecticut born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of New Haven, Connecticut who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 101,862 residents of New Haven, Connecticut who were born citizens of the United States, 26,641 (26.2%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,697 (23.0%) of 20,458 residents of New Haven, Connecticut who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in New Haven, Connecticut

The poverty rate in New Haven is 25.6%.
New Haven is in New Haven County.
Connecticut Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in New Haven County.
City Poverty Rate
Madison Center 7.0%
Meriden 10.8%
Milford city (balance) 6.1%
Naugatuck 10.0%
New Haven 25.6%
North Haven 3.6%
Orange 3.3%
Ansonia 18.6%
Branford Center 5.5%
Cheshire Village 3.7%
Derby 11.4%
East Haven 8.7%
Guilford Center 5.7%
Heritage Village 6.0%
Wallingford Center 4.8%
Waterbury 24.3%
West Haven 13.2%
Woodmont 5.3%

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