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New Haven County, Connecticut

US county information
NameNew Haven County
Seatnone; formerly New Haven; since 1960 Connecticut counties no longer have a county government
Largest cityNew Haven
US Area
Total Area862.02 sq mi (2232.6 km2)
Land Area605.64 sq mi (1568.6 km2)
Water Area256.38 sq mi (664 km2)
Population862477 (2010)
Density549.5/km2 (1423.2/sq mi)
Congressional district2nd
Congressional district3rd
Congressional district4th

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New Haven County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 Census, the county population is 862,477 making it the third most populated county in Connecticut. There are 1,340 people per square mile. Two of the state's largest cities, New Haven (2nd) and Waterbury (5th), are part of New Haven County.

County governments were abolished in Connecticut in 1960. Thus, as is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government, and no county seat. Until 1960, the city of New Haven was the county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. In some cases, neighboring towns will share certain activities, e.g. schools, health, etc. New Haven County is merely a group of towns on a map, and has no specific government authority. The county Sheriff system was abolished by voters and replaced by State Judicial Marshals in 2000. As a result, the state judicial system in New Haven County is currently split into three judicial districts: New Haven, Ansonia-Milford, and Waterbury.

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