Newtown (borough), Connecticut facts for kids

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Newtown
Borough
Home of the Newtown Historical Society
Home of the Newtown Historical Society
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Country United States
State Connecticut
County Fairfield
Town Newtown
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,941
 • Density 844/sq mi (323.5/km2)
Area code(s) 203

Newtown is a borough in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, within the town of Newtown. The population was 1,941 at the 2010 census.

History

Newtown Borough Historic District

A small part of the borough was designated as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1996. The district area has buildings dating back from 1780. The district includes the separately NRHP-listed Glover House.

In 1996, the district included 225 contributing buildings, 2 other contributing structures, 1 contributing site, and 2 contributing objects over an 100 acres (40 ha) area.

The one contributing site in the district is the "Ram's Pasture", a meadow that was common land.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,843 people, 649 households, and 514 families residing in the borough. The population density was 796.7 people per square mile (308.0/km²). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 288.8/sq mi (111.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.98% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 2.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 649 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $86,553, and the median income for a family was $99,835. Males had a median income of $68,516 versus $41,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,030. About 1.5% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.


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