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Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Connecticut named Newtown. For links to other places called Newtown, CT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newtown is 41.398N. The longitude is -73.293W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 25,031.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newtown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Danbury area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06470 ZIP code.
14% of Newtown residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newtown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newtown was $37,786, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Newtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $660. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,884.
Libraries in Newtown include Cyrenius H. Booth Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Newtown include Newtown Bee
The average commute time for Newtown workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Newtown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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