East Haven, CT
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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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Haven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.09%), sales jobs (11.34%), and management occupations (7.28%).

One of the nice things about East Haven is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The percentage of adults in East Haven who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.60% of the adults in East Haven have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Haven in 2010 was $30,868, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,472 for a family of four. However, East Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Haven is a somewhat 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 10.69% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Haven include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in East Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.