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New Preston, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The New Preston Census Designated Place had a population of 1,208 as of July 1, 2016. New Preston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Preston is located at latitude 41.6913 and longitude -73.3344 in Litchfield County. The formal boundaries for the New Preston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Litchfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The New Preston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377838) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The New Preston Census Designated Place is located within Town of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Litchfield County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Preston: New Preston Village, North Purchase, Raumaug.

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


Total Population 1,208
Population in Households 1,202
Population in Familes 956
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 165
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 518
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 390 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $448,387
Average Home Value $538,077


Median Household Income $64,249
Average Household Income $91,125
Per Capita Income $39,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.07%
Households 0.44% 0.12%
Families 0.34% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

New Preston, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Preston 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 # 124 13th
Population Density1 # 140 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 104 27th
Median Household Income # 81 44th
Per Capita Income # 69 52nd

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