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Welcome to New Canaan ...

The Town of New Canaan is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The location of New Canaan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of New Canaan has a population of 20,233 people<3> (see below for details).

New Canaan is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: New Canaan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for New Canaan: (203) & (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Canaan had an population of 20,233 people. This is an increase of 2.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of New Canaan had a population of 19,738 people. This makes New Canaan the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of New Canaan represents 0.55% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,738 people, the population of New Canaan increased 1.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 19,395 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Canaan.

Communities near New Canaan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Canaan.

  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of New Canaan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
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      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of New Canaan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Canaan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Canaan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Canaan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Canaan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Canaan. See our Newspapers Page for New Canaan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Canaan ...

Looking for more information about New Canaan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to New Canaan, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for New Canaan.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Canaan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Canaan.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Canaan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Canaan) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Canaan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Canaan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Canaan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1604, Longitude: -73.5010       In this case, the coordinates for New Canaan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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