Hamden Town Equity Report 2021

DataHaven’s Connecticut Town Equity Reports are designed to inform local-level efforts to improve community well-being and racial equity.  These reports break down data from the 2020 Census, American Community Survey, DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, and other federal and state sources to create relevant town-level information that is not typically available from standard public databases.  Throughout most of the measures in the report, there are important differences by race/ethnicity and neighborhood that reflect differences in access to resources and other health-related social needs.

Some important takeaways for Hamden:

  • Hamden is a town of 61,169 residents, 47 percent of whom are people of color.
  • Of the town’s 22,577 households, 64 percent are homeowner households.
  • Thirty-six percent of Hamden’s households are cost-burdened, meaning they spend at least
    30 percent of their total income on housing costs.
  • Among the town’s adults ages 25 and up, 46 percent have earned a bachelor’s degree or
  • Hamden is home to 20,567 jobs, with the largest share in the Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Hamden’s average life expectancy is 80.1 years.
  • Fifty-seven percent of adults in Hamden say they are in excellent or very good health.
  • In 2020, 18 people in Hamden died of drug overdoses.
  • Eighty-two percent of adults in Hamden are satisfied with their area.
  • In the 2020 presidential election, 82 percent of registered voters in Hamden voted.
  • Sixty-six percent of adults in Hamden report having stores, banks, and other locations in
    walking distance of their home, and 81 percent say there are safe sidewalks and crosswalks in
    their neighborhood.

Hamden Town Equity Report

All Connecticut Town Equity Reports