Westport is a coastal town located approximately 47 miles north of New York City. Formerly an artists’ colony, the town has held firm to its cultural roots while expanding into an affluent community that was named #5 in Money Magazine’s 2008 list of the 25 Top-Earning Towns. 

With a population of approximately 26,592 people, Westport’s small-town atmosphere provides residents with a quaint haven away from the bustle of larger cities. Of course, its proximity to New York City means you’re still only an hour away from enjoying the big-city benefits, too. 

The downtown area offers robust shopping experience with everything from one-of-a-kind boutiques to luxury retail locations. A thriving arts community means you’ll be looking forward to more exquisite art exhibitions around every corner, and outstanding performances at notable venues such as the Westport Country Playhouse and The Levitt Pavilion. 

A first-rate public school system, along with an outstanding innovative public library, ensures success to top-of-the-line educational resources. And with ventures like the Green Village initiative and its recycling efforts, Westport is breaking ground in environmental awareness.


Total Population27,469
Population in Households27,219
Population in Families24,095
Population in Group Quarters250
Population Density11,376
Diversity Index227
Total Households9,825
Average Household Size2.77
Family Households7,396
Average Family Size3
Total Housing Units10,759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU8,010 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU1,815 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units934 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value$1,177,866
Average Home Value$1,250,602
Median Household Income$181,990
Average Household Income$249,425
Per Capita Income$89,453



CT Dept. of Education’s District Profile & Performance Report for Westport

Connecticut Economic Resource Center’s Town Profiles


All Westport ListingsIn-Town
ColeytownLong Lots
Compo BeachOld Hill
Compo CommonsRed Coat
Compo SouthRoseville/North Ave
Downtown NorthSaugatuck
Greens FarmsSaugatuck Island
HillspointSaugatuck Shore
Hunt ClubStony Brook