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