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New Preston, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The New Preston Census Designated Place had a population of 1,195 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,195
Daytime Population: Workers 367
Daytime Population: Residents 534
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 901
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,189
Population in Familes 944
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 163
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $63,269
Average Household Income $97,125
Per Capita Income $41,504


Total Housing Units 708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 382 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $457,692
Average Home Value $543,586


Total Households 509
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 323
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 0.15% -0.1%
Households 0.14% -0.16%
Families 0.04% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   4.26%

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, 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 # 122 15th
Population Density # 140 2nd
Diversity Index # 103 28th
Median Household Income # 88 39th
Per Capita Income # 68 53rd

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