Newtown, PA
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Newtown is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,229 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Newtown is the 563rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Newtown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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

Newtown is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newtown is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newtown who work in management occupations (16.22%), sales jobs (14.54%), and teaching (10.59%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.04% 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.

In addition, Newtown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

In Newtown, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Newtown is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

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 64.71% 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 $60,358, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,432 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Newtown include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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