[Excerpt] New Haven non-profit Data Haven has been crunching the numbers and coming up with some interesting stats about demographic changes in the Elm City. See their analysis here. See their interactive maps here and here.
Their figures indicate that New Haven’s Hispanic population increased by 9,148 between 2000 and 2010, for a new population total of 35,591. That’s a 34.6 percent increase in the Hispanic population.
That increase is less than a third of the 119.9 percent increase seen by the “Inner Ring Suburbs”: East Haven, Hamden, and West Haven. It’s also smaller than the 56.6 percent increase in the “Outer Ring Suburbs” (Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Milford, Orange, and six others) and the 109 percent increase in the Naugatuck Valley region.
Hispanics now represent 27.4 percent of New Haven’s total population, up from 21.4 in 2000.
Meanwhile, the black and white populations have decreased in New Haven, according to Data Haven’s analysis.
New Haven had 2,749 fewer white people in 2010 than it did in 2000, a drop of 6.3 percent. Whites now make up 31.8 percent of the city’s population, down from 35.6 percent in 2000.
Surrounding towns have all also seen a decrease in the white population, the highest being a 9.7 percent drop in Inner Ring Suburbs.
New Haven had 1,266 fewer black people in 2010 than it did in 2000, a drop of 2.8 percent. African-Americans now comprise 33.4 percent of the population, down from 36.1 percent in 2000.
In this case, New Haven is the only municipality in the region to see a drop in African-Americans. Inner Ring Suburbs are up 32.2 percent, Outer Ring Suburbs are up 23 percent, and the Valley region is up 67.6 percent.
All municipalities have seen an increase in Asian population, up 22.8 percent in New Haven, 55.9 percent in Inner Ring Suburbs, 81.4 percent in Outer Ring Suburbs, and 77.5 percent in the Valley.
Asian-Americans now make up 4.5 percent of New Haven’s population, up from 3.9 percent in 2000.