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. 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 91.39% 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 (15.32%), teaching (14.33%), and management occupations (13.87%).

In addition, Newtown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Even though Newtown is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newtown. 66.54% 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 $57,824, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,296 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.