Thinking of living in New Canaan, CT?


Are you thinking of living in New Canaan, CT?  New Canaan, CT is located in Fairfield County,  a suburb of New York City with approximately 19,738 people.  31.6% of residents commute to New York for work.  Like most NYC suburbs, a majority of households are family households with approximately 33.3% of the population under 18 years old.  It is an affluent town with a median income of $176,601 and a little more than half the households have a stay at home mom.  It is a town that is predominantly Caucasian with some Hispanic, Asian and African American residents.

Household Stats for New Canaan, CT

  • Population of approximately 19,738
  • Families-77% family households with an average family size of 3.28
  • Kids-33.3% of the population under 18 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers- 5.5% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 43.1 years old
  • White 91.9%, Hispanic 4.4%, Asian 3.2%,  African American 2.3%

Employment Stats for New Canaan, CT

  • 51.2% Stay at Home Moms vs. 48.8% Working Moms *
  • Work in Fairfield County 68.4%, Work outside CT 31.6%
  • $176,601 Median Household Income
  • 36.7% Management, Business and Finance Occupation

Schools and School Buses in New Canaan, CT

The New Canaan Public School system is often rated as one of the top public school districts in Connecticut.  There are 3 neighborhood Elementary schools for K-4th grade.  The elementary schools are East Elementary school, South Elementary school and West Elementary school.  Saxe Middle School is the 5th grade-8th-grade middle school.  New Canaan High school goes from 9th grade-12th grade and has approximately 1200 students.

School bus transportation is available for all schools.  Transportation is provided for all elementary school students who live more than one mile from the school and for students 6th through 12th grade who live more than 1.5 miles from school.

Preschools in New Canaan, CT

There are a lot of preschool options for New Canaan families.

Housing Stats for New Canaan, CT

  • 44.8% own 2 cars, 37.1% own 3 or more cars
  • 76.8% owner-occupied housing and 23.2% renter-occupied housing
  • 37% of homes built before 1960

Metro-North Train Commute to NYC from New Canaan, CT

New Canaan residents have the option to use 2 stations- the New Canaan station or the Talmadge Hill station.

  • New Canaan to Grand Central at 69 minutes
  • Talmadge Hill to Grand Central at 64 minutes

Metro-North Train Station Parking in New Canaan, CT

Like most towns, train station parking is a challenge.  There are multi-year waitlists for parking permits New Canaan Metro-North station.   Check out our Guide to New Canaan Metro-North Train Station Parking.

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Interviews with New Canaan Residents

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New Canaan, CT Taxes

How to appeal your Property taxes

How to calculate Property taxes in Connecticut

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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census

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