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New Canaan

We could tell you we are a population of about 20,000 living one quick hour from NYC.

Overview for New Canaan, CT

20,574 people live in New Canaan, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $119,935. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for New Canaan, CT

New Canaan has 6,917 households, with an average household size of 2.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in New Canaan do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,574 people call New Canaan home. The population density is 926.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

45.24 / 54.76%

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10-17 Years


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25-64 Years


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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Welcome to New Canaan

To help you understand New Canaan “at a glance” we could tell you how our schools are consistently ranked #1 in Connecticut. We could tell you we are a population of about 20,000 living one quick hour from NYC. We could show you photos of our charming village with twinkling holiday lights and a magical dusting of snow. We could tell you how our sports teams continually win state championships and our High School programs are some of best in the country. But here is the real skinny... what you really want to know about us, and why we feel so fortunate to live here. It’s the people. Something you can’t see when you find that perfect house you’ve been looking for. Something you can’t quantify in your purchase price. And yet, this intangible asset is what really makes New Canaanites most thankful. It is that bond that brings us all together to make sure that the lost dog gets found, that our seniors get to the doctor, that dinners anonymously arrive for those in need, and that everyone shows up to cheer for your kid as much as their own. Our need to connect with each other has made our Newcomer’s Club the largest in the country, where families make life-long friends through playgroups and socials. On any given weekday at 3:15 pm, you will find a parade of middle-schoolers walking to town for after school snacks.. On a cold February morning, you will see 150 high-schoolers pile into buses to spend Winter Break rebuilding homes in less fortunate areas. On Elm Street you will see us eating al fresco at our Manhattan quality restaurants and walking over to our local playhouse afterwards. You’ll see little ballerinas perfecting their Nutcracker auditions on Forest Street, soccer players practicing at Waveny Park, volunteers helping our local philanthropies thrive, picnickers marveling at Philip Johnson’s internationally renowned Glass House, and Santa Claus arriving by helicopter to Mead Park to kick off our holiday season. So go ahead, google our stats and discover our strong average sales prices and some of the highest SAT scores in the country. But if you really want to understand what makes New Canaan tick, glance up from your phone and get connected to the people who make up our most valuable town asset.


  • New Canaan Nature Center
  • Waveny Park, Pool, Paddle & Tennis Courts
  • YMCA of New Canaan
  • Kiwanis Park & Swimming
  • Youth Athletic Programs from New Canaan
  • Mead Memorial Park
  • Recreation Department
  • Irwin Park
  • Lapham Community Senior Center
  • Spencer’s Run Dog Park
  • The Glass House
  • Bristow Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Grace Farms
  • New Canaan Playhouse
  • Silvermine Arts Center
  • Carriage Barn Arts Center


Top-Ranked in USA Public Schools:

Elementary: South School, East School, West School, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan High School.

Private Schools:

St. Luke’s Private School, New Canaan Country School, St. Aloysius School.


There are twelve accredited preschools in New Canaan.

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Around New Canaan, CT

There's plenty to do around New Canaan, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bubble & Brew, Sweet Pierre's, and Booksy Galore.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.14 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in New Canaan, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby New Canaan. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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