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.

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New Canaan, CT: Household Data

  • Population approximately 19,738
  • Families-77% family households with average family size of 3.28
  • Kids-33.3% of 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%

New Canaan, CT: Employment

  • 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

New Canaan, CT: Schools and Buses

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 is from 9th grade-12th grade and has approximately 1200 students.

School bus transportation is available for all the 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.

New Canaan, CT: Housing

  • 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

New Canaan, CT: Metro North Train Commute to NYC

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

New Canaan, ct: Train Station Parking

Like most towns, train station parking is a challenge.  There are multi-year waitlists in both stations.  The shortest wait is at the Talmadge Hill station with approximately 1 year wait.  Otherwise, the waitlist ranges from 3-7 years to obtain a permit at the New Canaan station.  You can call 203-594-3040 for more information.

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Daily parking is also available at both stations for $5.00 per day.  The New Canaan lots fill up by the first two trains and the Talmadge Hill lot will fill up by the 8:01am train.  Another parking option is to buy a permit to park for the day at one of the unoccupied parking spaces in the permit lots of Richmond Hill lot and Talmadge Hill lot.  The daily parking permit is only available to New Canaan residents and the cost is $7 per day.  Since the intention of the daily parking permit is for occasional commuters, you are only allowed to use the daily parking permit a maximum of 2x a week.  You can purchase a 10 pack and replenish as needed.

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

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census