Newtown, CT
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Newtown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 27,865 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 87.07% 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 (10.61%), and office and administrative support (10.17%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Newtown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.76% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In Newtown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Newtown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Newtown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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 55.32% 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 $49,603, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,412 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 German/Yiddish.