Darien is a small coastal town in southwest Connecticut with a population of nearly 22,000 residents. It covers 14.9 square miles with approximately 30 acres of scenic shoreline of the Long Island Sound.
Darien has easy access to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. There are two Metro North stations that offer service to New York's Grand Central Terminal with commute times of about 50 minutes during peak travel times.
Known for its excellent schools, Darien has one of the highest expenditures per student in the Fairfield County with more than 90% of high school graduates going on to colleges and universities.
Residents of Darien enjoy two public beaches, 205 acres of park and recreational facilities, an indoor ice skating rink and an equestrian center.
Originally settled in 1641 as part of Stamford, the area we know as Darien became Middlesex Parish in 1737. In 1820, residents petitioned the state legislature to establish Darien as a separate town.
DATA & DEMOGRAPHICS
|POPULATION|| || ||INCOME|| |
|Total Population||21,901|| ||Median Household Income||$200,001|
|Population in Households||21,857|| ||Average Household Income||$281,904|
|Population in Families||20,275|| ||Per Capita Income||$89,409|
|Population in Group Quarters||44|| || || |
|Population Density2||1,731|| || || |
|Diversity Index3||23|| || || |
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|HOUSING|| || ||HOUSEHOLDS|| |
|Total Housing Units||7,347 (100%)|| ||Total Households||6,942|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,732 (78.0%)|| ||Average Household Size||3.15|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,210 (16.5%)|| ||Family Households||5,701|
|Vacant Housing Units||405 ( 5.5%)|| ||Average Family Size||4|
|Median Home Value||$1,359,701|| || || |
|Average Home Value||$1,386,205|| || || |
- Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years
- Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
- The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Connecticut Department of Education's District Profile And Performance Report for Darien.
Connecticut Economic Resource Center's Town Profiles.
Darien Town Hall
Darien Public Schools