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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  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 28,030. 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 restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Newtown tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Newtown are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$403,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,431
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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    268.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Newtown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$115,137
National
$55,322

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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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Newtown has been my home for the past 18 years. I've really seen it develop as a town! If you enjoy parks, lakes, good pizza and ice cream, Newtown has many locally owned restaurants and community programs.
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!