Hamden, CT 

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+7.5% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

109.2 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 5.2

summer / winter

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Hamden, CT

Hamden, Connecticut is a vibrant town located in New Haven County. The city is filled with historic homes, lush parks, and unique attractions that make it a great destination for visitors and residents alike. The area boasts an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, skiing, and golfing along with plenty of shopping and dining options. Hamden also has a thriving arts scene with several renowned galleries, theaters, and music venues. Hamden provides something for everyone to experience, making it the perfect place to explore! Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City.
State: Connecticut
County: New Haven County
Metro Area: New Haven-Milford Metro Area
City: Hamden
Zip Codes: 06514 06518 06517
Cost of Living: 9.2% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level
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Historic downtown core
College-town amenities
Cost of housing
Low job growth
Areas of urban decay

What Bert Has To Say About New Haven-Milford Metro Area

A city of contrasts, New Haven is a mix of colonial history, Ivy League college town, and past-its-prime industrial center. Once an important manufacturing center, it is known today as the home of prestigious Yale University. The first planned city in the American Colonies, New Haven was laid out in 1638 in nine equal squares. The New Haven Green, a square reserved for the public, is now a pedestrian area surrounded by stately trees, the Yale campus, and an assortment of museums and architecturally significant homes and churches. The downtown is generally clean and attractive and is known for its large number of trees.


The unemployment rate in Hamden is 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Hamden jobs have decreased by 0.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Hamden's cost of living is 9.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hamden's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Hamden, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, New Haven county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.0% to 40.6%. More Voting Stats

Hamden's population is 61,160 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Hamden is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.8%.

Hamden public schools spend $21,198 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12 students per teacher in Hamden. More Education

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Housing Market in Hamden

It's a good time to buy in Hamden. Home Appreciation is up 13.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Hamden is .

Reviews for Hamden   6 Reviews
Crime - 4/26/2014
Crime is very low in my town the Police Officers live in the town so they care more about their... Read More

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Wims - 1/1/2013
I have worked at seven different elementary schools, not including my student teaching experiences, and Wintergreen by far surpasses them on every level. We are... Read More

Durham a great place? - 10/25/2012
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