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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Newington is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 30,603. Newington is in Hartford County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Newington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Newington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Newington are above average.
About Newington...
Population
30,603

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Newington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,621.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Newington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,181
National
$55,322
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Newington is a great place to live, it's really quiet but it has easy access to anywhere you want to go! There are a lot of food joints in Newington, especially in the town center which has a quaint kind of charm to it. The people here are pretty normal and overall it is just like any small, quiet, suburban town to live in.
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I think this town is incredible! There is plenty to do and the town is very safe. I feel like the community is close together and there are always opportunities for jobs, service, and education.
Newington, CT is a great, small little town close to Hartford. It's the type of town where people tend to move on from after completing high school, because there isn't much opportunity for career growth in the area. Personally, I moved on to a work opportunity in Hartford, and the commute from Newington is not bad at all.

The downtown area is small with a few different outstanding services businesses and restaurants. There are a few construction areas with new buildings being built and newly opened coffee shops like Starbucks next to convenient one stop shop super markets and gas stations.

Great place to raise a family in a nice, quiet suburb like Newington.