East Haven is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 28,935 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, East Haven is the 33rd largest community in Connecticut.
East Haven is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Haven is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Haven who work in office and administrative support (17.06%), sales jobs (12.09%), and management occupations (7.16%).
Also of interest is that East Haven has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
East Haven is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The population of East Haven overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in East Haven, 21.32% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in East Haven in 2010 was $31,781, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,124 for a family of four. However, East Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
East Haven is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Haven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Haven residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. East Haven also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Haven include Irish, Polish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in East Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.