New Canaan, Connecticut

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°08′48.48″N 73°29′41.64″W / 41.1468000°N 73.4949000°W / 41.1468000; -73.4949000Coordinates: 41°08′48.48″N 73°29′41.64″W / 41.1468000°N 73.4949000°W / 41.1468000; -73.4949000
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyFairfield
NECTABridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
RegionWestern CT
Settled1731
Government
 • TypeSelectman-town council
 • First SelectmanKevin J. Moynihan (R)
 • SelectmanNicholas R. Williams (R)
 • SelectwomanKit Devereaux (D)
Area
 • Total22.5 sq mi (58.3 km2)
 • Land22.1 sq mi (57.3 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation
344 ft (105 m)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total19,738
 • Density877.2/sq mi (338.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06840
Area code(s)203/475
FIPS code09-50580
GNIS feature ID0213468
Websitewww.newcanaan.info

New Canaan is a affluent town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. There were 19,738 people according to the 2010 census.[1]

The town is one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In 2011, New Canaan was 8th on CNN Money's list of the top-earning towns in the United States.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), New Canaan town, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  2. "Top-earning towns". CNN.