New Haven County, Connecticut

According to the 2000 Census, New Haven County, Connecticut has a population of 824,008 people. Of those, 654,244 (79%) are White, 93,239 (11%) are Black, and 83,131 (10%) are Latino[1]. However, 4,172 (or 1% of the 824,008 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give New Haven County a population of 819,836 with a demographic that is 80% White, 11% Black, and 10% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 824,008 4,172 819,836
White 654,244 1,374 652,870
Black 93,239 1,940 91,299
Latino 83,131 1,045 82,086


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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