Overview

Newtown, Connecticut successfully combines the rural charm of a small New England town with the sophistication and amenities of metropolitan suburbs. Citizens enjoy the use of many multi-functional facilities including the Edmond Town Hall, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, The Meeting House, and Ram Pasture for recreation, art, music, movies and cultural events.

Located in southwestern Connecticut in Fairfield County, Newtown is about sixty miles from New York City. Covering an area of 60.4 square miles, the Town is bordered on the south by Easton and Redding, on the north by Bridgewater and Southbury, on the east by Oxford and Monroe, and on the west by Bethel and Brookfield. Newtown is traversed by Interstate 84, U.S. Routes 6 and 302, and Connecticut Routes 25 and 34.

Statistics At-A-Glance

Area:
60.38 sq. miles
Founded:
1711
Government:
Town Meeting-Selectmen
Legislative Council:
12 Members
Population:
26,331 (2010)
Labor Force:
14,365 (2010)
Employment:
7,448 (2010)
School Enrollment:
5,426 (2011)
Households:
8,491 (2009)
Median Home Sales Price:
$450,000 (2009)
Median Age:
40 (2009)
Median HH Income:
$114,673 (2009)

Courtesy of the Newtown Economic Development Commission

The following websites offer a multitude of information about the Town of Newtown: