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Welcome to Newtown ...

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

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

When the people of Newtown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Newtown has a population of 27,891 people<4> (see below for details).

Newtown is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Newtown: (203) & (475)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newtown had an population of 27,891 people. This is an increase of 1.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Newtown had a population of 27,560 people. This makes Newtown the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Newtown represents 0.77% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,560 people, the population of Newtown increased 10.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,031 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newtown.

Adding Newtown to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Newtown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Newtown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newtown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Newtown ...

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

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Newtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Newtown
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Newtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<8>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Newtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Newtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<8>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Newtown
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Newtown
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Newtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Newtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Newtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<8>

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 Newtown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newtown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newtown. 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 Newtown.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newtown ...

Looking for more information about Newtown? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newtown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newtown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newtown. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newtown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newtown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newtown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newtown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newtown) 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 Newtown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3984, Longitude: -73.2932       In this case, the coordinates for Newtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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