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ZIP Code 06840

Primary City:New Canaan, CT (View All Cities)
County: Fairfield County
Timezone: Eastern (9:18am)
Area code: 203 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.16, -73.50
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 06840

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 06840. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 06840. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 06840, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
New Canaan, CT

Stats and Demographics for the 06840 ZIP Code

ZIP code 06840 is located in southwest Connecticut and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 06840 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 06840 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 19,738
Population Density 889 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,551
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Land Area 22.19 sq mi
Water Area 0.33 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,010
Median Household Income $161,848

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5669261,052859236174203429732895926710569402263210183155
Female5738801,0237772262202905618161,0321,015704557411311306274272
Total1,1391,8062,0751,6364623944939901,5481,9271,9411,4141,126813574516457427

Gender

 Male 9,490 48%
 Female 10,248 52%
Gender

Race

 White 18,481 93.6%
 Black Or African American 197 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 30 0.2%
 Asian 663 3.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 96 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 268 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner51109271,7411,231761555240
Renter4017832935723510510789
Total452881,2562,0981,466866662329

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,751 68%
 Single Guardian 649 9%
 Singles 1,448 21%
 Singles With Roommate 162 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,934 56%
 Households with Kids 3,076 44%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male851231421371721642111881912022251982252022362232201305042
Female1191041571161681571881841832021881822242272322131851133441
Total2042272992533403213993723744044133804494294684364052438483

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 06840 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 06840 were primarily built in the 1960s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 06840 real estate data, the median home value of $1,000,001 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 06840. Rentals in 06840 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 06840 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 19,716 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 12 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 10 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,940 52%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,630 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,440 19%
 Households Vacant 541 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 80 14.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 1.1%
 For Sale Only 126 23.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 32 5.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 192 35.5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 104 19.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 1%
 1 Bedroom 219 17%
 2 Bedroom 432 34%
 3+ Bedroom 615 48%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $161,848 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 06840 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 06840 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 06840 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 06840 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,492 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,573 24%
 No Earnings 5,561 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,492 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,573 24%
 No Earnings 5,561 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,013 65%
 Public transportation 1,467 19%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 297 4%
 Worked at Home 891 12%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 06840 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 221 4%
 High School Graduate 790 13%
 Associate's degree 162 3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,295 39%
 Master's degree 1,812 30%
 Professional school degree 550 9%
 Doctorate degree 130 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,107 70%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,573 27%
 Not Enrolled in School 153 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 06840

ZIP Code 06840 is in the New Canaan School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 06840.

East School
54 Little Brook Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Canaan School District
Saxe Middle School
468 South Ave
New Canaan, CT 06840
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: New Canaan School District
South School
8 Farm Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Canaan School District
West School
769 Ponus Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Canaan School District
New Canaan High School
11 Farm Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: New Canaan School District
St Aloysius Diocesan Elementary School
33 South Ave
New Canaan, CT 06840
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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