Greater Haven Community Index

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 1980
Year of Last Input: 2019
Last Updated: Jul 1 2012
Project Location:
New Haven, CT
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Lead Organization:
Type of Organization:
Nonprofit - Community-based

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Municipality, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Happiness, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation


The Greater New Haven Community Index strives to uUnderstand well-being,economic opportunity, and change in Greater New Haven neighborhoods. It makes extensive use of the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, which completed live, in-depth interviews with 16,043 randomly-selected adults in Connecticut in 2018. The Greater New Haven Community Index 2019, collects and analyzes over 100 sources of national, state, and local data and supplemented that information by conducting live, in-depth interviews with tens of thousands of randomly-selected adults statewide—over 32,000 in 2015 and 2018, including conversations with 5,000
representative adults in Greater New Haven. The DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey (DCWS), believed to be the largest of its type in the United States, produces reliable data about life satisfaction, physical and mental health, neighborhood conditions, economic opportunity, and civic engagement that are not available at the local level from any of the other public data
sources we work with. We use the latest data from the 2018 DCWS throughout this report. Data from our 2012 and 2015 DCWS were also discussed in the 2013 and 2016 iterations of this report.

DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making. DataHaven is a formal partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a collaborative national effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policy-making and community building. DataHaven is registered as the Regional Data Cooperative for Greater New Haven, Inc.

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Reporting Format

Bi- or Triennial Report

Awards & Accomplishments:

Mark Abraham was recognized by CIC in 2014 with an Emerging Leader Award

Other Partners

United Way, Community Foundation

Project Contact:

Mark Abraham
DataHaven - Educational Organization
New Haven CT New Haven, CT

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