New Canaan

New Canaan is consistently ranked a top walking town in Fairfield County. Call New Canaan home with local real estate expert Carissa McMahon.

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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%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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.
School rating
5th - 12th
No rating available
K - 4th
New Canaan High School
9th - 12th
K - 4th
PreK - 4th
5th - 8th

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
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Blackbird, Bubble & Brew, and Ralph Lauren.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

About New Canaan, CT Real Estate

yellow wildflowers in a New Canaan field

New Canaan, CT - Selling My House

New Canaan was incorporated in 1801 and is located 12 miles northeast of Greenwich and 48 miles northeast of New York City. Today this vibrant town remains distinctive for its manicured landscapes, its grand architecture, and its bustling downtown with brick structures and coordinating sidewalks; a visually picturesque and enjoyable place to visit, shop, play, and dine.

Ranked a top walking town in Fairfield County, the village Boutique shops line the streets and share the stage with high-end commercial shops. Here you will find cutting-edge fashion, home and beauty goods, an array of specialty gift items, antiques, and lifestyle services. Dining options abound and the food scene is quite extraordinary. There are many wonderful community activities to enjoy throughout the year; don’t miss the annual Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale, the Fourth of July Fireworks at Waveny Park, the Halloween Parade, and the joyful Christmas Stroll on Main Street celebrating the holiday season!

New Canaan offers excellent public facilities and a wide range of town-sponsored recreation programs; 14 town tennis courts at Mead Park, a town pool at Waveny Park, two ponds for skating (Mead Pond and Millpond), playgrounds at Kiwanis Park, Dixon Park, and Mead Park, as well as picnic areas for public use. At Mead Memorial Park there are baseball fields, a pond for ice-skating, and public tennis courts. Kiwanis Park has a town pond with a sandy beach that the younger children love. Private clubs include the Country Club of New Canaan, the New Canaan Field Club, and the Lake Club. The New Canaan YMCA is state of the art and has a thriving membership and loyal following. Private fitness clubs, personal trainers, yoga studios, and dance classes are all available in the downtown area.

  • Waveny Park
  • Spencer’s Run
  • Country Club of New Canaan
  • New Canaan Field Club
  • The Lake Club
  • New Canaan Town Pool
  • Boy Scout Troop 31
  • Cub Scouts and Brownies
  • New Canaan Baseball/Softball
  • Fairfield County Football League
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Irwin Park
  • Mead Park
  • Mill Park
  • Ed Dixon Memorial Park
  • Maritime Rowing Club
  • New Canaan Crew
  • Norwalk River Rowing Association
  • New Canaan Soccer Association
  • New Canaan Flag Football League
  • New Canaan Lacrosse Association
  • New Canaan Basketball Association
  • New Canaan Mounted Troop
  • New Canaan Winter Club
  • New Canaan Travel Field Hockey
  • New Canaan Wrestling Club
  • Sound Cyclists
  • New Canaan YMCA – Phone (203) 966-4528

  • East Elementary School
  • West Elementary School
  • South Elementary School
  • Saxe Middle School
  • New Canaan High School

  • Private Schools in New Canaan

  • St. Aloysius School
  • St. Luke’s School
  • New Canaan Country School
  • Nursery Schools in New Canaan

  • Beginner’s Nature Program
  • New Canaan Community Nursery School
  • First Presbyterian Nursery School
  • Playland Nursery School
  • Little Owl Nursery School, YMCA
  • Toddlertime Nursery School
  • Methodist Church Nursery School
  • St. Marks Nursery School

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Fairfield County, CT, please contact Carissa. I will be delighted to meet with you and look forward to helping you feel right at home.


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