Newtown is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,240 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Newtown is the 563rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Newtown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Newtown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Newtown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Newtown is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newtown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newtown who work in management occupations (16.68%), sales jobs (15.50%), and office and administrative support (10.30%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Newtown has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Newtown is also a borough of artists. Newtown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Newtown’s character.
Also of interest is that Newtown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Newtown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newtown. 57.07% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Newtown in 2018 was $75,671, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $302,684 for a family of four.
The people who call Newtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newtown include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Newtown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.