Newtown, PA
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Newtown is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,222 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Newtown is the 563rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Newtown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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 90.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newtown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newtown who work in sales jobs (15.06%), management occupations (14.98%), and teaching (9.86%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Newtown has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

In addition, Newtown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 borough’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 is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small borough, Newtown has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newtown. 64.87% 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 2010 was $59,415, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $237,660 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, Polish, and English.

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