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 90.54% 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Newtown is a pretty powerful place. 64.87% of the adults in Newtown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.