Newtown, CT
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Newtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 27,965 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 87.19% 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 (18.66%), sales jobs (10.38%), and office and administrative support (10.25%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Newtown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Newtown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Newtown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Newtown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.16 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Newtown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Newtown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.94% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newtown in 2010 was $52,754, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,016 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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