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!

Using Data

Data is a powerful tool for community improvement and advocacy, but like any tool it should be used with care. Some people distrust all data due to the cynical or dishonest manipulation of data by those with an "ax to grind."

But good data has power - the power to define community conditions and document trends objectively (See DataHaven Data Stories for small and large examples of the power of data). While every presenter or reviewer of data-based analyses must be ever watchful, there is no question about the importance and transformative power of good data in our efforts to improve our communities.

How do I access Census Data?

The U.S. Census provides a rich array of demographic and economic data. Only a small number of these indicators have been included here as these are readily available at several national sites. Click here for a guide to accessing Census data.

DataHaven endeavors to present the best available original data with clear definitions for everyone to evaluate for themselves. We also provide information on the implications of the data (accessed by clicking on the Indicator Name) and many useful links to other web sites to get you started in your research.

We seek to build a growing constituency of empowered, informed data users who understand and can present accurate data persuasively in support of their work or cause. If you want to get involved in helping to expand the scope and content of DataHaven, contact us at

Where can I learn more about using data?

There are several sites which provide excellent background information on terms and definitions related to the collection, analysis, and use of data.