Newtown, CT
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Newtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 28,022 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Newtown is the 39th largest community in Connecticut.

Newtown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Newtown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Newtown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newtown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newtown who work in management occupations (16.85%), sales jobs (11.74%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).

Also of interest is that Newtown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.89% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Newtown 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, Newtown’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 Newtown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.37 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Newtown is a pretty powerful place. 54.45% of the adults in Newtown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Newtown in 2010 was $48,740, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,960 for a family of four.

The people who call Newtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newtown include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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