New Haven, Indiana
New Haven, Indiana
|City of New Haven, Indiana|
Location of New Haven in Allen County, Indiana.
|Township||Adams, Jefferson, St. Joseph|
|• Mayor||Corey Knight|
|• City Council 1st||Floyd Ball|
|• City Council 2nd||Sarah DiGangi|
|• City Council 3rd||Craig Dellinger|
|• Total||10.01 sq mi (25.92 km2)|
|• Land||10.00 sq mi (25.91 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2) 0.10%|
|Elevation||758 ft (231 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,537.94/sq mi (593.79/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0449699|
New Haven is a city in Adams, Jefferson, and St. Joseph townships, Allen County, Indiana, United States. It sits to the east of the city of Fort Wayne, the second largest city in Indiana, and is situated mostly along the southern banks of the Maumee River. The population was 15,709 as of the 2015 estimate.
New Haven was platted in 1839 by Henry Burgess and was incorporated as a town under Indiana law in 1865. It became incorporated as a city in 1963. Several homes built by the Burgess family remain in New Haven. A Burgess home on Summit Street is the oldest brick structure in Jefferson Township. Henry Burgess' son-in-law, E.W. Green built a large frame Greek Revival house on the hill above what is now Central Lutheran School. Another Burgess structure remains at the corner of Summit and Eben Streets. In 1845 the Swiss Amish arrived in the region, and what makes them distinct is that they speak an Alsatian German Language.
New Haven's history has been shaped significantly by transportation. It was located along the Wabash and Erie Canal (the Gronauer Lock of the canal was unearthed during construction of Interstate 469 in the late-1980s, and is now on display at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis). Later, the city was served by the Wabash and Nickel Plate Railroads. Norfolk Southern Railway maintains a significant operation in New Haven today. U.S. Routes 24 and 30 (the historic Lincoln Highway), as well as Interstate 469, serve residents.
The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society operates east of New Haven on Edgerton Road. The society has restored Nickel Plate 765 built by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio and restored the Craigville Depot, which are housed at the New Haven site.
The historic French settlement of Besançon is on the eastern edge of New Haven along the Lincoln Highway. Saint Louis Catholic Church at Besançon is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Also listed is the Wabash Railroad Depot.
New Haven is located at (41.067648, -85.021480).
According to the 2010 census, New Haven has a total area of 9.875 square miles (25.58 km2), of which 9.87 square miles (25.56 km2) (or 99.95%) is land and 0.005 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.05%) is water.
New Haven was the westernmost point of prehistoric glacial Lake Maumee which was an extension of Lake Erie. The bed of Lake Maumee then became the Great Black Swamp, which covered an area between New Haven and present-day Toledo, Ohio. The route of the old Lincoln Highway east of New Haven follows the southern lakebank of glacial Lake Maumee, a notable geological feature.
|Climate data for New Haven, Indiana|
|Record high °F (°C)||69
|Average high °F (°C)||31
|Average low °F (°C)||16
|Record low °F (°C)||−24
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||2.05
|Source: The Weather Channel.|
|Source: US Census Bureau|
As of the census of 2010, there were 14,794 people, 200 households, and 3,986 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,498.9 inhabitants per square mile (578.7/km2). There were 6,328 housing units at an average density of 641.1 per square mile (247.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 3.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races,0.16 MLG, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.
There were 5,839 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,406 people, 4,900 households, and 3,415 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,522.0 people per square mile (587.7/km²). There were 5,141 housing units at an average density of 630.7 per square mile (243.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.03% White, 0.67% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.
There were 4,900 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,802, and the median income for a family was $49,597. Males had a median income of $36,370 versus $25,280 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,960. About 4.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
New Haven is governed by a mayor-council government. The current mayor is Republican Terry McDonald. Mayor McDonald was originally elected as a Democrat. Past mayors include Republican Walter Krueck, Republican Herbert Brudi, Republican Terry Werling, Democrat Eugene Taylor, and Republican Lynn Shaw. The President of the City Council is 5th District Councilman Steve McMichael. Brenda Adams is the clerk-treasurer.
New Haven is in the East Allen County Schools (EACS) public school district. EACS offices are headquartered in New Haven, operating New Haven High School, New Haven Middle School, New Haven Intermediate School, and New Haven Primary School; a K-2 school and a 3-5 grade school began at the start of the 2011 school year. Private education is offered through two Catholic schools, Saint John the Baptist Catholic School and Saint Louis Academy, and one Lutheran school, Central Lutheran School. Allen County Public Library serves residents through the New Haven Library Branch. However, as of May 25th, 2019, New Haven Middle School is being torn down and grades 7 and 8 will be moving to the High School into the recently added Junior High section. The sixth grade will be moved to the new Intermediate building along with grades 3-5. So when the 2019-2020 school year begins, the only New Haven titled schools in function will be New Haven High/Junior High School, New Haven Intermediate, and New Haven Primary.
New Haven is surrounded by an abundance of fertile soil, making agriculture the largest visible economic asset. Corporate headquarters of Do It Best hardware stores is located in New Haven, along with Central States Grain, a large soybean and grain processor, has its operational headquarters in New Haven. O'Neal Steel, the nation's sixth largest steel center, operates a New Haven branch. Other major employers include East Allen County Schools, Norfolk Southern, and BFGoodrich (located in nearby Woodburn, Indiana).
- Lloy Ball, professional volleyball player, Olympic gold medalist, 2008 Summer Olympics
- David Doster, former player for MLB Philadelphia Phillies
- Allan H. Dougall, recipient of the Medal of Honor.
- Norm Ellenberger, former head coach of the University of New Mexico Lobos and assistant coach to the NBA Chicago Bulls
- Sharon Rose Gabet – Daytime television actress, late 1970s, 1980s.
- Bubbles Hargrave, former player for MLB Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees
- Pinky Hargrave, former player for MLB Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers and Boston Braves
- Mitchell 'Mitch' V. Harper - lawyer, former Indiana legislator and Fort Wayne City Council president
- Phyllis Pond, Indiana legislator and educator
- Lorna G. Schofield, Judge of the US Southern District Court of New York
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