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  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Newtown is a town in Connecticut with a population of 27,990. Newtown is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Newtown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newtown there are a lot of parks. Residents of Newtown tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Newtown are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$402,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,366
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Newtown 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50
    500
  • Theft
    269
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,036
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Newtown Reviews

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Coming from Westchester County in New York 21 years ago, Newtown was and still is a pleasant change. My children grew up here and they have wonderful memories of this family-oriented town- from the picturesque Main Street to all of the school and library activities. I would move here all over again! Great for family life.
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Great community, very good schools and sports programs, lots of great restaurants for all types of food, fun town events, and perfect location. Love this town!
Overall I think Newtown is an amazing place to grow up. There is an amazing school system and we are a very tight-knit community. Going through a tragedy like we did has made us so united and unbreakable. There are beautiful schools, community centers and fields here that are perfect for raising a family. This is a beautiful town and I am proud to call it home!