New Canaan, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 19,738.
Population change since 2000: +1.8%
 
Males: 9,490  (48.1%)
Females: 10,248  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06840.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $198,176 (it was $141,788 in 2000)
New Canaan:

$198,176
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $116,088 (it was $82,049 in 2000)

New Canaan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $792,500 in 2000)
New Canaan:

over $1,000,000
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $663,130; detached houses: $742,507; townhouses or other attached units: $374,304; in 2-unit structures: $355,228; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $309,415; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,805; mobile homes: $341,354; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $612,223
March 2019 cost of living index in New Canaan: 167.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in New Canaan, CT (2010)
    • 18,03291.4%White alone
    • 6623.4%Asian alone
    • 5702.9%Hispanic
    • 2291.2%Two or more races
    • 1941.0%Black alone
    • 220.1%American Indian alone
    • 260.1%Other race alone
    • 30.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in New Canaan detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in New Canaan by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
2
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.8)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(15.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
2
(10.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(15.0)
2
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.0)
1
(5.0)
1
(4.9)
2
(10.1)
3
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.8)
2
(9.8)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(105.0)
35
(175.4)
29
(144.9)
15
(75.2)
16
(80.1)
32
(157.5)
14
(70.8)
14
(70.0)
12
(59.3)
29
(142.8)
19
(92.9)
24
(117.0)
16
(78.6)
12
(58.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
125
(624.9)
147
(736.7)
150
(749.7)
132
(661.8)
121
(606.1)
100
(492.3)
93
(470.3)
114
(570.2)
106
(524.1)
100
(492.6)
124
(606.4)
102
(497.3)
97
(476.3)
79
(386.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(25.0)
7
(35.1)
3
(15.0)
3
(15.0)
15
(75.1)
2
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.0)
5
(24.7)
1
(4.9)
1
(4.9)
5
(24.4)
15
(73.7)
10
(48.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)37.350.645.840.544.932.531.444.540.434.033.135.935.423.5

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City-data.com crime index in New Canaan, CT

Crime rate in New Canaan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 50 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Connecticut average:

2.15
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New Canaan, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (26.2%), English (20.0%), German (15.6%), Italian (13.7%), Scottish (4.7%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1801

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 22.1 square miles.

Population density: 892 people per square mile   (low).

New Canaan, Connecticut map

1,785 residents are foreign born (4.9% Europe, 2.0% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

This town:

9.2%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
New Canaan town:

0.9% ($7,001)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Norwalk, CT (4.7 miles , pop. 82,951).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (27.5 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (29.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Scotts Corners, NY (2.0 miles ),
Wilton Center, CT (2.0 miles ),
Wilton, CT (2.1 miles ),
Norwalk, CT (2.2 miles ),
Darien, CT (2.3 miles ),
Cannondale, CT (2.4 miles),
Stamford, CT (2.4 miles ),
Pound Ridge, NY (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.15 N, Longitude: 73.49 W

Area code: 203

Distribution of median household income in New Canaan, CT in 2017
New Canaan satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 47 buildings, average cost: $653,100
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $658,500
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $627,500
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $657,800
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $725,700
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $802,000
  • 2003: 54 buildings, average cost: $819,600
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $919,800
  • 2005: 66 buildings, average cost: $1,032,800
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $1,244,500
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $1,150,900
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $941,700
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $902,200
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $1,027,400
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $901,300
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $1,051,900
  • 2013: 51 buildings, average cost: $958,000
  • 2014: 49 buildings, average cost: $807,900
  • 2015: 41 buildings, average cost: $959,900
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $786,700
  • 2017: 25 buildings, average cost: $915,800
Number of permits per 10,000 New Canaan, CT residents
Average permit cost in New Canaan, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in New Canaan, CT
Historical housing units in New Canaan, CT
Most common industries in New Canaan, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (22.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.7%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (30.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.6%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.2%)
  • Educational services (2.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (2.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.3%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.3%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
Most common occupations in New Canaan, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.0%)
  • Top executives (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Financial managers (5.4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (12.7%)
  • Top executives (11.9%)
  • Financial managers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.2%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.6%)

Average climate in New Canaan, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

New Canaan, Connecticut average temperatures New Canaan, Connecticut average precipitation New Canaan, Connecticut humidity New Canaan, Connecticut wind speed New Canaan, Connecticut snowfall New Canaan, Connecticut sunshine New Canaan, Connecticut clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.1. This is worse than average.

City:

94.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.344. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.218. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.218
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.97. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

New Canaan-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the New Canaan town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Canaan-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from New Canaan center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 231.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from New Canaan center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 189.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Canaan topographic map

Main business address for: EOS INTERNATIONAL INC (RETAIL-NONSTORE RETAILERS).

Hospitals and medical centers in New Canaan:

  • SILVER HILL HOSPITAL INC (208 VALLEY ROAD)
  • WAVENY CARE CENTER (3 FARM ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near New Canaan:

  • WEST REGION-L F C BLDG 1 (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NORWALK, CT)
  • WEST REGION-L F C BLDG 3 (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NORWALK, CT)
  • LOURDES HEALTH CARE CENTER, IN (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WILTON, CT)
  • VISITING NURSE AND HOSPICE OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; NORWALK, CT)
  • AURORA SENIOR LIVING OF NORWALK (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORWALK, CT)
  • PARADIGM HEALTHCARE CENTER OF NORWALK, LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORWALK, CT)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; NORWALK, CT)

Amtrak stations near New Canaan:

  • 8 miles: STAMFORD (WASHINGTON BLVD. & E. STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Canaan:

  • Norwalk Community College (about 5 miles; Norwalk, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,085)
  • Fairfield University (about 13 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 4,640)
  • SUNY at Purchase College (about 14 miles; Purchase, NY; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Sacred Heart University (about 14 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 5,650)
  • Manhattanville College (about 15 miles; Purchase, NY; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • Housatonic Community College (about 16 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 16 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,708)

Public high school in New Canaan:

Public elementary/middle schools in New Canaan:

  • SAXE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,281, Location: 468 SOUTH AVENUE, Grades: 5-8)
  • SOUTH SCHOOL (Students: 717, Location: 8 FARM ROAD, Grades: KG-4)
  • EAST SCHOOL (Students: 639, Location: 54 LITTLE BROOK ROAD, Grades: KG-4)
  • WEST SCHOOL (Students: 617, Location: 769 PONUS RIDGE, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle school in New Canaan:

  • ST ALOYSIUS DIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 208, Location: 33 SOUTH AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in New Canaan

Library in New Canaan:

  • NEW CANAAN LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,316,346; Location: 151 MAIN ST.; 166,202 books; 25 e-books; 10,656 audio materials; 7,803 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 369 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Home of famous St. Bonaventure University graduate Andrew Mantilia.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in New Canaan: New Canaan Country Club (A), John Rogers Studio and Museum (B), Hanford-Silliman House (C), Waveny House (D), Silvermine Guild Arts Center (E), New Canaan Town Hall (F), New Canaan Nature Center (G), New Canaan Library (H), New Canaan Historical Society Museum (I), New Canaan Historical Society Library (J), New Canaan Historical Society Building (K), New Canaan Chamber of Commerce (L), New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance (M), New Canaan Fire Company 1 (N), New Canaan Fire Marshal's Office (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in New Canaan: EOS INTERNATIONAL INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in New Canaan include: Franciscan Monastery (A), Church of New Canaan United Methodist Church (B), Community Baptist Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (F), Saint Michaels Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Parade Hill Cemetery (1), Lockwood Cemetery (2), Hickok Cemetery (3), Garden Center Cemetery (4), Silvermine Cemetery (5), Sellecks Corner Cemetery (6), Old Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Wardwell Pond (A), Collins Pond (B), Guthrie Pond (C), Jellif Mill Pond (D), Silvermine Pond (E), Lockwood Pond (F), Rockwell Swamp (G), Mill Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poorhouse Brook (A), Mill River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in New Canaan include: Mead Memorial Park (1), Cobblers Green (2), Deer Park (3), Kiwanis Park (4), Waveny Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: New Canaan Historical Society Museum House (33 Oenoke Rdg) (1), New Canaan Historical Society Headquarters & Lbrry (Museums; 13 Oenoke Rdg) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Maples Inn (179 Oenoke Rdg) (1), Roger Sherman Inn (195 Oenoke Rdg) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: New Canaan Town - Probate Court- Police Department- Judge Of Probate (77 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Anthony Comstock - Political writer, Max Pacioretty - Ice hockey player, Samuel M. Hammond - Football coach, Sarah Rafferty - Television actor, Jim Johnstone (basketball) - Basketball player, Roland Crandall - Animator, William Baldwin (journalist) - Editor.

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.0%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in New Canaan in 2010:

  • 12 people in college/university student housing
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in New Canaan in 2000:

  • 71 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 10 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in New Canaan (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: New Canaan Autobank Branch, New Canaan Branch, Forest Street Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: New Canaan Branch at 122 Main Street, branch established on 1859/01/01; New Canaan Drive-In Branch at 21 East Avenue, branch established on 1974/05/18. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Bank of New Canaan: The Bank Of New Canaan at 208 Elm Street, branch established on 2002/04/22; Cherry Street Branch at 156 Cherry Street, branch established on 2002/04/22. Info updated 2006/10/26: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $284.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Financial Group, Inc.
  • People's United Bank: New Canaan Branch at 95 Main Street, branch established on 1982/12/18. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: New Canaan Branch at 175 Elm St, branch established on 2006/09/28. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • First County Bank: New Canaan Branch at 95 Park Street, branch established on 1990/06/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,319.1 mil, Deposits: $966.5 mil, headquarters in Stamford, CT, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: New Canaan Branch at 272 Elm Street, branch established on 2007/11/03. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: New Canaan Branch at 152 Main Street, branch established on 1965/02/23. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in New Canaan:

Marital status in New Canaan, CT
  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in New Canaan:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Connecticut average:

12.8

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Religion statistics for New Canaan, CT (based on Fairfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic404,34194
Mainline Protestant82,604175
Evangelical Protestant46,888242
Other32,50195
Orthodox9,21521
Black Protestant4,14427
None337,136-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 223
Fairfield County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Fairfield County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
Fairfield County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
This county:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 861
This county:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.2%
State:

15.8%

4.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($133,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($6,479 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.05%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Haven County, CT  0.69% ($67,908 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.55% ($142,930)
from New York County, NY  0.38% ($371,382)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($189,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,815 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New Haven County, CT  0.89% ($57,745 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.41% ($196,777)
to Westchester County, NY  0.26% ($144,605)
Businesses in New Canaan, CT
NameCountNameCount
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance2
Best Cellars1Nike1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1The Food Emporium1
FedEx5UPS4
J.Crew2Walgreens1
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in New Canaan:

  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNLK (1350 AM; 1 kW; NORWALK, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WREF (850 AM; 3 kW; RIDGEFIELD, CT; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSHU (1260 AM; 1 kW; WESTPORT, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Canaan:

  • WEFX (95.9 FM; NORWALK, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSLX (91.9 FM; NEW CANAAN, CT; Owner: ST. LUKE'S FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKHL (96.7 FM; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WEDW-FM (88.5 FM; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXPK (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WFAS-FM (103.9 FM; WHITE PLAINS, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))

TV broadcast stations around New Canaan:

  • W27CD (Channel 27; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W17CD (Channel 17; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of New Canaan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.4mTotal length
  • $6,396,000Total costs
  • 632,572Total average daily traffic
  • 10,028Total average daily truck traffic
  • 393,721Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in New Canaan, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 121930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for New Canaan, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in New Canaan)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in New Canaan, CT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CT-BDR0141A, Waveny Park (Lat: 41.124694 Lon: -73.491694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40.8 m, Call Sign: WQNM396,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Fifty Locust Avenue (Lat: 41.149611 Lon: -73.491694), Type: Building, Structure height: 14.3 m, Overall height: 22.6 m, Call Sign: WBV,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.09790 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 6.22840 MHz, 8.29840 MHz, 12.3574 MHz, 16.5324 MHz, 22.1664 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2000, Expiration Date: 11/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2006, Registrant: Moran Towing Corp., Fifty Locust Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840, Phone: (203) 442-2839
  • 50 Locust Avenue (Lat: 41.149611 Lon: -73.491694), Type: Building, Structure height: 22.6 m, Call Sign: WQGU582,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.09790 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 6.22840 MHz, 8.29840 MHz, 12.3574 MHz, 16.5324 MHz, 22.1664 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2017, Expiration Date: 04/19/2027, Certifier: Christopher L Mildrum, Registrant: Moran Towing Corp, 50 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840, Phone: (203) 442-2839, Fax: (203) 442-2129, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Canaan)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in New Canaan)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 55. The highest number of fire incidents - 97 took place in 2005, and the least - 9 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in New Canaan, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (62.1%), and Outside Fires (23.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in New Canaan, CT
    • 54462.1%Structure Fires
    • 20523.4%Outside Fires
    • 10311.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 242.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Canaan, CT
Most common first names in New Canaan, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15781.3 years
John14376.8 years
William12777.3 years
Helen8282.5 years
Robert7574.5 years
James6977.4 years
Charles6978.1 years
Margaret6882.7 years
Elizabeth6683.1 years
George6178.2 years
Most common last names in New Canaan, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3573.2 years
Miller2882.4 years
Johnson2182.8 years
Murphy2076.2 years
Jones1877.0 years
Brown1878.9 years
Kelley1777.7 years
Wood1484.6 years
King1386.8 years
Barnes1379.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Canaan, CT
  • 88.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Canaan, CT
  • 70.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.3%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Utility gas


New Canaan compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

New Canaan on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking railroad to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 (06840) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #19 (06840) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #19 (06840) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #34 (06840) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #36 (06840) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #48 (06840) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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