New Fairfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 13,878 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Fairfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Fairfield who work in sales jobs (13.96%), management occupations (13.41%), and teaching (10.64%).
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.
New Fairfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, New Fairfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in New Fairfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Fairfield, the average commute to work is 36.11 minutes, which is quite a bit 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, 49.95% 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 2018 was $53,271, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $213,084 for a family of four.
New Fairfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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.