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New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.
The community was named after the biblical promised land
The latitude of New Canaan is 41.160N. The longitude is -73.501W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 344 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,395.
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12% of New Canaan residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Canaan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Canaan was $82,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.
72% of New Canaan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Canaan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,602.
Libraries in New Canaan include New Canaan Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in New Canaan include New Canaan Advertiser
The average commute time for New Canaan workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Canaan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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