The scene of today's tragic attack is Newtown, Connecticut, a locale of less than 2,000 people in the southwest corner of the state that has grown modestly in the last decade and is considered essentially rural despite its close proximity to New York City.
Outlets like The Washington Post
and lesser known sources of information like City-Data.com
provide us with some demographic details that help shed light on the community that just experienced a truly dark episode:
Median resident age
Median household income
: Manufacturing, professional/technical services, and construction.
:Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing.
Overview of Fairfield County, Connecticut
Married, no children
Married, with children
"I drive past Newtown all the time," said The American Conservative
's Michael Brendan Dougherty. "Fate could not have chosen a town more beautiful and seemingly immune to this."
Via The Washington Post and City-Data.com
Posted 12:30pm PST.