Authored By



September 09, 2021


Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Sustainable CT, Yale Cancer Center, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey partners

About the Reports

This series of reports is designed to inform local-level efforts to improve community well-being and racial equity. These reports disaggregate data from the 2020 Census, American Community Survey microdata files, DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey record-level files, and other federal and state sources to create relevant town-level information that is not typically available from standard public databases.

DataHaven has published a town equity report for all 169 towns in Connecticut. We have also created these reports on request for custom-defined geographic regions, such as agency service areas, counties, and Councils of Governments.

Access the reports

The current reports represent version 1.0, and were published in September 2021 for all towns (and in 2022 for many other geographic regions).  A fully updated edition will be available in mid-2023.

Please contact DataHaven with suggestions for future versions of this report. Individual graphics and web-based versions are also available.

Data User Guides

A more thorough narrative discussion of the issues covered in the Town Equity Reports may be found in our Community Index reports and our statewide health equity report.


The town equity reports are supported by a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Support also comes from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale Cancer Center, and individual donors. This report was refined through suggestions and in-kind support from Sustainable CT as well as local organizations and residents throughout Connecticut. Support for the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey (DCWS), one of the key data sources used in this report, comes from more than 80 public and private partners. Major sponsors of the DCWS include the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Connecticut Community Foundation, Valley Community Foundation, Connecticut Health Foundation, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership, Health Improvement Alliance of Greater Bridgeport, Yale-New Haven Health, Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, Trinity Health of New England, Stamford Health, Griffin Hospital, City of Hartford, Ledge Light Health District, and others. Visit DataHaven ( for more information. This report was authored by Camille Seaberry, Kelly Davila, and Mark Abraham of DataHaven.

Suggested Citations

Seaberry, C., Davila, K., Abraham, M. (2021). [Town] Equity Report. New Haven, CT: DataHaven. Published September 2021. More information at

Version 1.0 (2021 and 2022) report document notes, clarifications, and errata

  1. In the report's education section, suspension rates are described as suspensions per 1,000 students. To clarify, this indicator is actually based on the number of students suspended at least once per 1,000 students. If a student has more than one suspension in a year, they only count towards this rate once.