New Fairfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 13,877 people and three constituent neighborhoods, New Fairfield is the 81st largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in New Fairfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns, New Fairfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Fairfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Fairfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Fairfield who work in sales jobs (14.33%), management occupations (13.62%), and office and administrative support (13.16%).
Also of interest is that New Fairfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, New Fairfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making New Fairfield 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 Fairfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, New Fairfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In New Fairfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of New Fairfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in New Fairfield, 48.64% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in New Fairfield in 2010 was $47,982, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $191,928 for a family of four.
The people who call New Fairfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Fairfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Fairfield include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in New Fairfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.