New Fairfield, CT
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New Fairfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 14,126 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.

New Fairfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (16.60%), office and administrative support (14.22%), and management occupations (12.83%).

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.

One downside of living in New Fairfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.37 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of New Fairfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.28% of adults in New Fairfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Fairfield in 2010 was $43,622, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,488 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 Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in New Fairfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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