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New Haven, Connecticut
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
 • Type Mayor-board of aldermen
 • Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. (D)
 • 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]


  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. 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. Retrieved 2013-07-28.

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