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New Haven, West Virginia
Location of New Haven in Mason County, West Virginia.
Location of New Haven in Mason County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 81°57′51″W / 38.98778°N 81.96417°W / 38.98778; -81.96417Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 81°57′51″W / 38.98778°N 81.96417°W / 38.98778; -81.96417
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mason
Area
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
Elevation
600 ft (183 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,560
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,464
 • Density 1,329.70/sq mi (513.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25265
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-58564
GNIS feature ID 1555207

New Haven is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,560 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The town was named after New Haven, Connecticut, the native home of the local mine proprietors.

Geography

New Haven is located at 38°59′16″N 81°57′51″W / 38.98778°N 81.96417°W / 38.98778; -81.96417 (38.987786, -81.964089).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2), of which, 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 606
1950 969 59.9%
1960 1,314 35.6%
1970 1,538 17.0%
1980 1,723 12.0%
1990 1,632 −5.3%
2000 1,559 −4.5%
2010 1,560 0.1%
2019 (est.) 1,464 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,560 people, 684 households, and 449 families living in the town. The population density was 1,418.2 inhabitants per square mile (547.6/km2). There were 765 housing units at an average density of 695.5 per square mile (268.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 684 households, of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the town was 42.4 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

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