New Haven-Milford, CT

Total Population: 859,470

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 99,951
  • Language Spoken at Home - 164,956

Quick Facts

  • In the greater metro area over 21% of the population speaks a language other than English at home, and in the city of New Haven itself approximately 33% speak a language other than English at home.

  • Since 2009, even though the overall population of the greater New Haven metro area has dropped, the foreign-born population has increased by over 11 percent.

  • Since 1990 it is estimated that nearly 11,000 immigrants have settled in the city of New Haven, and over 15,000 have settled in the suburbs surrounding the city.

  • Over 38 percent of the foreign-born population has arrived in greater New Haven since the year 2000, and of those who are not yet citizens approximately 65 percent.


The city of New Haven was originally a destination for European immigrants, and the area's foreign-born population was primarily from Western European countries. There are still rather large European population and several enclaves located throughout the city. More recently, the ethnic landscape has begun to shift. There has been an influx of Latin American immigrants over the past couple of decades that has led to a rapidly growing Hispanic population. Due to the area's rich bio-science and tech industries, as well as the presence of Yale university within the city, the East and South Asian populations have begun to grow as well.

The largest foreign-born ethnic group in the area is Hispanic. The Hispanic population has skyrocketed since 1990 and is the fastest growing people group in the metro area over that time period. The Hispanic community comprises approximately 37 percent of the immigrant population, and among the 21 percent of people who speak a language other than English at home, over 75 percent of them speak Spanish.

The Asian population has also seen significant growth over the past decade. Since 2010 the Asian population has seen the most growth in the area. The majority of the Asian population are from South and East Asian countries, and they tend to concentrate around Yale university, and the University of New Haven.

People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic11,208
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic5,200
PortuguesePortugalEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic3,365
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,816
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,693
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana1,210
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam954
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism950
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada687
Caboverdian MesticoCabo VerdeSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Roman Catholic650
HungarianHungaryEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic629
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam556
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant520
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism455
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism394
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam371
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam302
Ethiopian, AmharaEthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity - Orthodox244
JamaicanJamaicaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity5,324
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism5,168
EcuadorianEcuadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic4,689
DominicanDominican RepublicAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal3,549
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant2,178
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal2,069
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,908