To get a Data Profile specific to one of the 22 towns in the DataHaven Region, including each town's web page, select Town Pages.

To see data specific to one or all of New Haven's neighborhoods, select Neighborhood Profiles.

For help using the data see our:

Cultural Competency is an important principle guiding the planning and delivery of effective services. See the new section on Cultural Competency/Cultural Effectiveness for more information.


United Way

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Regional Growth Partnership

Connecticut Voices for Children

US Census: American Community Survey, extensive 2005 Data for places with population of over 60,000.

The Fannie Mae Foundation has created a powerful new data and mapping tool. Learn about this new national data portal on our Knowledgeplex page.

Community Resource Inventory (CRI) Online which enables visitors to create a series of key natural and cultural resource maps for any of the state's 169 municipalities, without any specialized knowledge of mapping or computer mapping technology. Check it Out!

U.S. Census Data Guide

The U.S. Census, conducted every 10 years, is the most accurate source of demographic data for Connecticut communities. The Census offers information on population size and composition, family composition, income and poverty, and housing, among other issues.

How do I access the data?

Data from the 2000 Census are available from many sources--three of which are listed here. Of these sources, the Kids Count website is the easiest to navigate. Data are also available at the CT State Department of Economic and Community Development and the Census homepage itslef.


Go to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Census page.

Department of Economic and Community Development

Go to the State Department of Economic and Community Development's Census Page.

Note: When using the "Town Profiles," always check to ensure that data are the most recent available.

US Census

To view a quick fact sheet for a town, zip code or other area with thematic mapping capability by Census variable, go to the Census Quick Fact page. To access all US Census data, go to American Factfinder.

This guide is based on information compiled by Connecticut Voices for Children, in Gathering Data for Connecticut Towns: A Primer Volume 1. Birth to 8 years

For a detailed guide to using the American Factfinder on the Census web site, you may also refer to the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center's instructions (remember, however, to use counties and county subdivisions for the geography rather than parishes!)