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Hamden is a town in New Haven County, in the New Haven-Milford metro area.
The community was named after John Hampden, British statesman
The latitude of Hamden is 41.397N. The longitude is -72.922W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 184 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 56,913.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Haven County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Haven area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06518 ZIP code.
8% of Hamden residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamden was $26,039, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Hamden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hamden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $719. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,348.
Libraries in Hamden include Community Branch Library, Hamden Library System, Whitneyville Branch Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Hamden workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hamden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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