Foundation Convenings

Population Change, Equity and Wellbeing (RECORDED)

Breaking down the 2020 census and data on equity in Connecticut


Oct 14, 2021


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.




Mark Abraham

On October 14, 2021, social data research firm DataHaven presented recently-released 2020 U.S. census data on population changes in Greater New Haven, along with preliminary findings from their 2021 Community Wellbeing Survey and data from newly published reports on social and economic equity in Connecticut towns.

New Haven and Orange were the only towns in Greater New Haven to add population over the past decade, according to 2020 census data. Nearly one in six adults in Greater New Haven report knowing a close friend or family member who died from COVID-19. The data also shows fewer people are experiencing food insecurity, suggesting that subsidies offered during the pandemic made a difference. Significant disparities by race and income remain, however, and housing affordability is a continuing problem.

Mark Abraham, Executive Director, DataHaven
Kelly Davila, Senior Research Associate, DataHaven

Moderated by:
Christina Ciociola, Senior Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Mark Abraham is the Executive Director of DataHaven, a public service non-profit organization that partners with local and state government agencies, academic and health care institutions, foundations, and community organizations to collect, share, and interpret public information about Connecticut.

Mark has authored or co-authored cross-sector reports including the Greater New Haven Community Index and established the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey

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