Newtown, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newtown, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Borough of Newtown had a population of 2,042 as of July 1, 2017. Newtown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

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, 2017.

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Newtown, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,042
Daytime Population: Workers 1,558
Daytime Population: Residents 966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,524
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 2,036
Population in Familes 1,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 886
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $117,731
Average Household Income $148,609
Per Capita Income $52,549


Total Housing Units 765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 644 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $441,379
Average Home Value $485,637


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 567
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.64%
Households 0.49% 0.52%
Families 0.45% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 2017 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 # 96 33rd
Population Density # 104 27th
Diversity Index # 110 23rd
Median Household Income # 13 92nd
Per Capita Income # 27 82nd

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