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Newtown, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Borough of Newtown had a population of 2,038 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newtown is located at latitude 41.4119 and longitude -73.312 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Newtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Borough of Newtown (GNIS ID: 2378287) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Borough of Newtown is located within Town of Newtown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newtown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Newtown, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,038
Population in Households 2,032
Population in Familes 1,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 885
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 568
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 646 (85.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $443,902
Average Home Value $496,169


Median Household Income $115,946
Average Household Income $147,867
Per Capita Income $52,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.86%
Households 0.59% 0.68%
Families 0.55% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newtown, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newtown to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 97 32nd
Population Density1 # 105 27th
Diversity Index2 # 95 34th
Median Household Income # 12 92nd
Per Capita Income # 25 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.