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. Newtown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.75% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.