New Canaan Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

New Canaan Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
20,233

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 - 17:
23.1%
18 - 24:
6.0%
25 - 34:
4.1%
35 - 54:
28.4%
55 - 64:
16.2%
Over 65 Years:
16.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
3.9%
3.9%
High School Graduates
98.3%
98.3%
College Graduated
79.5%
79.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

New Canaan
$118,833
$118,833
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

New Canaan
$190,227
$190,227
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
3.2%

Employment Industries in New Canaan

 
Finance
25.7%
25.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
17.0%
17.0%
Healthcare
9.3%
9.3%
Education
8.3%
8.3%
Manufacturing
5.5%
5.5%
Information Technology
5.5%
5.5%
Retail
5.3%
5.3%
Real estate
4.2%
4.2%
Arts
3.8%
3.8%
Accommodation
3.3%
3.3%
Construction
3.1%
3.1%
Other
2.9%
2.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
86.3%
86.3%
Black Or African American
1.5%
1.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
Asian
5.0%
5.0%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.8%
1.8%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
22.9%
22.9%
English
20.0%
20.0%
German
15.1%
15.1%
Italian
14.3%
14.3%
Scottish
4.9%
4.9%
Polish
4.2%
4.2%
French
3.4%
3.4%
Russian
2.2%
2.2%
Norwegian
1.7%
1.7%
European
1.5%
1.5%
French Canadian
1.4%
1.4%
Albanian
1.4%
1.4%
Swedish
1.2%
1.2%
Welsh
1.1%
1.1%
Ukrainian
1.0%
1.0%
Austrian
1.0%
1.0%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
Czech
0.9%
0.9%
Greek
0.9%
0.9%
British
0.9%
0.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
83.9%
83.9%
Spanish
4.0%
4.0%
Italian
2.0%
2.0%
French
1.9%
1.9%
Chinese
1.8%
1.8%
Langs. of India
1.5%
1.5%
Polish
1.2%
1.2%
Slavic languages
1.0%
1.0%
German/Yiddish
0.5%
0.5%
Tagalog
0.4%
0.4%
West Germanic languages
0.4%
0.4%
Other Indo-European
0.4%
0.4%
Scandinavian languages
0.4%
0.4%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Serbo-Croatian
0.2%
0.2%
Hungarian
0.2%
0.2%
Persian
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born New Canaan Residents:
13.2%