Newtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 27,522 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Newtown is the 40th 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.
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: 14.98% 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.
Because of many things, Newtown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Newtown 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, Newtown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Newtown, the average commute to work is 31.84 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newtown. 53.41% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Newtown in 2018 was $61,576, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,304 for a family of four.
Newtown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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.