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Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
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NECTANew Haven
RegionSouth Central Region
Settled1638
Incorporated (city)1784
Consolidated1895
Government
 • TypeMayor-board of aldermen
 • MayorJohn DeStefano, Jr. (D)
Area
 • City20.31 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 • Land18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Urban
285.3 sq mi (738.9 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2006)[1]
 • City124,001
 • Density6,600/sq mi (2,549/km2)
 • Urban
569,000
 • Metro
846,766
 Metro area refers to New Haven County
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
0651x
FIPS code09-52000
GNIS feature ID0209231
Websitehttp://www.cityofnewhaven.com/

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

  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. https://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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