New Canaan, CT 06840 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06840: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Canaan, CT 06840

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 859
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,045
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 256
  • County: Fairfield County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.152, Longitude -73.496
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Canaan, CT 06840 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,244
Population in Households 20,222
Population in Familes 18,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 899
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 7,107
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 5,458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,467 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,640 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,065,639


Median Household Income $191,095
Average Household Income $253,634
Per Capita Income $89,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.6%
Households 0.23% 0.48%
Families 0.18% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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 Canaan, CT 06840 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06840 to the other 276 ZIP Codes 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 # 62 78th
Population Density1 # 109 61st
Diversity Index2 # 162 42nd
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

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