New Canaan, Connecticut 

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Population

20,115

+4.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Median Income

$179,810

Median Home Price

$1,452,500

Median Age

43.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 5.0

summer / winter

CT Gifts

Best Places to Live in New Canaan, Connecticut

Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in New Canaan, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

New Canaan, CT Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Diverse economy
Close to New York City
Good climate for region
Cons
Some blighted areas
Cost of living
Long commutes


What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Connecticut
County: Fairfield County
Metro Area: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: New Canaan
Zip Codes: 06840
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in New Canaan is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. New Canaan jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, New Canaan's cost of living is 147.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare New Canaan's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Fairfield county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.9% to 35.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
New Canaan's population is 20,115 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 37.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in New Canaan is Real Estate: $1,452,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.0%.

SCHOOLS
New Canaan public schools spend $21,538 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in New Canaan. More Education



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Housing Market in New Canaan

It's a good time to buy in New Canaan. Home Appreciation is up 21.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in New Canaan is $1,452,500.

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Reviews for New Canaan   3 Reviews
New Canaan - 10/31/2010
Beautiful town with wonderful people. Great place to raise children, however, it is extremely costly to live... Read More

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cost of living - 9/29/2009
Agreed, cost of living is too high, too many wall streeters (which have a bad rep nowadays), and diversity is almost non-existant, public schools are average/good but... Read More

Cost of Living Weighs Heavy - 9/6/2007
Outside of the other categories, which run very well here; schools are good and competitive, climate is relatively mild, crime is very low, diversity is strong, culture... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT
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