Darien (pronounced Dairy Ann) is a small coastal town in southwest Connecticut with a population of nearly 20,000 residents. It covers 14.9 square miles with approximately 30 acres of scene 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 county with more than 90% of high school graduates going on to college an universities.
Residents 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 & Demogoraphics
|Population in Households||21,857|
|Population in Familes||20,275|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||44|
|Average Household Size||3.15|
|Average Family Size||4|
|Total Housing Units||7,347 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,732 (78.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,210 (16.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||405 ( 5.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$1,359,701|
|Average Home Value||$1,386,205|
|Median Household Income||$200,001|
|Average Household Income||$281,904|
|Per Capita Income||$89,409|