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New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.

The community was named after the biblical promised land

The latitude of New Canaan is 41.160N. The longitude is -73.501W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 344 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,395.


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Median household income
Local
$141,788
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Canaan demographic reports
Shoemaking was an early industry
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "The Object of My Affection"
· 1997 movie, "The Ice Storm"
Well-known residents have included:
· David Letterman, TV host
· Harry Connick Jr., musician
· Brian Williams, TV newsman
· Mike Lupica, sports writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: New Canaan Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: John Rogers Studio & Museum, Town House, Hanford-Silliman House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of New Canaan residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Canaan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Canaan was $82,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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72% of New Canaan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Canaan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,293.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,602.


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Libraries in New Canaan include New Canaan Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in New Canaan include New Canaan Advertiser

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The average commute time for New Canaan workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Canaan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in New Canaan include Roger Sherman Inn, Village Inn of New Canaan.

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