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New Haven, CT

Class: Medium-sized city
Class rank: 9

Although New Haven has lost population over the last decade, it scores high for its many restaurants, library system, historic preservation and vibrant arts scene.

As The New York Times noted in a recent travel article, "Few small cities have a theatrical community to rival New Haven's. The Yale Repertory Theater is world-renowned, while the Long Wharf Theatre and Shubert Performing Arts Center are often first stops for Broadway shows."





Combined college enrollment: 25,331

Population: 123,626
Population change, 1990-2000: -5.2%

Median age: 29.3
(National: 35.3)

Per capita income: $16,393
(National: $21,587)

Unemployment rate: 2.5%
(National: 4.0%)

Owner-occupied housing: 26.3%

Public library expenditures, per capita: $32.70

Community profiles:
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT

College profiles:
Yale University
Southern Connecticut State University
Albertus Magnus College

Notes:
1. All figures are for the years 1999-2000.
2. Combined enrollment figures are for the four-year colleges included in this survey.
3. Unemployment rates are an annual average.
4. Per-capita income and unemployment rates are county-level statistics.

For more on the sources and statistics used in this study, see methodology.


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