Most Expensive New Canaan Neighborhoods
|1||Pinneys Corners / Sellecks Corners|
|2||Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd|
|3||Talmadge Hill / Ponus|
About New Canaan
New Canaan is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 19,992 people and four constituent neighborhoods, New Canaan is the 55th largest community in Connecticut.
New Canaan home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but New Canaan real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
New Canaan is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Canaan is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Canaan who work in management occupations (23.63%), sales jobs (20.58%) and business and financial occupations (14.67%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, New Canaan is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, New Canaan is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making New Canaan a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, New Canaan has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, New Canaan’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in New Canaan is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Canaan, the average commute to work is 32.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though New Canaan is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to New Canaan, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. New Canaan is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in New Canaan in 2010 was $98,693, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $394,772 for a family of four.
The people who call New Canaan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Canaan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Canaan include Irish, Italian, English, German, Polish and French.
The most common language spoken in New Canaan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
|NEW CANAAN INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||7,010|
|NEW CANAAN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||82.99%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||17.01%|
|TYPE OF NEW CANAAN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||74.06%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||10.10%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.62%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||9.23%|
|SIZE OF NEW CANAAN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||24.87%|
|AGE OF NEW CANAAN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.88%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||32.47%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||42.79%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||17.87%|
|NEW CANAAN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,174,886|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,721|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $46,000||0.40%|
|$46,001 - $92,000||0.16%|
|$92,001 - $184,000||0.75%|
|$184,001 - $277,000||1.51%|
|$277,001 - $369,000||1.57%|
|$369,001 - $461,000||5.09%|
|$461,001 - $691,000||8.04%|
|$691,001 - $922,000||19.09%|
|PEOPLE OF NEW CANAAN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.77%|
|5 TO 17||26.29%|
|18 TO 24||4.00%|
|25 TO 34||4.49%|
|35 TO 54||32.46%|
|55 TO 64||12.87%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.12%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.35%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$167,037|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$98,693|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.25%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (22.16%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.27%)
Information Technology (3.95%)
Real estate (3.89%)
Public Service (2.90%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.15%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.02%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.49%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.36%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.89%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (15.40%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.49%)
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