Darien, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 20,732. Population change since 2000: +5.7%
Males: 10,344  (49.9%)
Females: 10,388  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Connecticut median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 06820.

Estimated median household income in 2013: over $200,000 (it was $146,755 in 2000)
Darien:

over $200,000
CT:

$67,098

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $95,614 (it was $77,519 in 2000)

Darien CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $973,387 (it was $701,300 in 2000)
Darien:

$973,387
CT:

$267,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $640,338; Detached houses: $723,533; Townhouses or other attached units: $360,806; In 2-unit structures: $372,598; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $257,612; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $253,635; Mobile homes: $199,318

Median gross rent in 2013: $2,066.

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  • Races in Darien, CT (2010)

    Darien races chart
    • 18,89891.2%White alone
    • 7443.6%Asian alone
    • 7433.6%Hispanic
    • 1981.0%Two or more races
    • 980.5%Black alone
    • 290.1%Other race alone
    • 170.08%American Indian alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Darien detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Darien: 140.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.4%), English (12.8%), German (12.6%), Italian (10.2%), United States (5.0%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1820

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,613 people per square mile   (low).

Darien,CT real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Darien:

  • High school or higher: 98.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 83.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Darien CDP:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

2,261 residents are foreign born (6.0% Europe, 2.5% Asia).

This place:

10.6%
Connecticut:

13.9%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Darien, Connecticut as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Darien to the number of sex offenders is 20,292 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $10,203 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $9,940 (1.0%)

Darien satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Stamford, CT (3.0 miles , pop. 117,083).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (22.8 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (25.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Stamford, CT (1.7 miles ), Norwalk, CT (2.0 miles ), New Canaan, CT (2.3 miles ), Old Greenwich, CT (2.4 miles ), Cos Cob, CT (2.6 miles ), Greenwich, CT (2.8 miles ), Westport, CT (2.8 miles ), Wilton Center, CT (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $379,700
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $575,700
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $678,800
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $841,800
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $895,800
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $1,074,800
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $968,700
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $1,110,000
  • 2005: 56 buildings, average cost: $1,096,100
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $1,097,700
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $1,025,900
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $1,056,600
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $1,390,300
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $933,600
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $927,700
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $912,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.08 N, Longitude: 73.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,306 (+6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,165 (26.2%)

Area code: 203

Darien household income distribution Darien home values distribution

Crime rates in Darien by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0110000000000
per 100,000 0.05.05.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 1362031441210
per 100,000 5.115.130.010.00.014.74.919.719.84.99.64.80.0
Assaults 315114423100412
per 100,000 15.25.025.05.04.9215.59.814.849.40.019.34.89.4
Burglaries 39253534322131371739211313
per 100,000 197.8125.5174.8169.7155.7102.8151.2182.184.0189.2101.161.961.2
Thefts 172122149166121159162164111971208565
per 100,000 872.3612.4744.3828.5588.9778.6790.2807.0548.5470.5577.8404.8306.2
Auto thefts 18139137513626912
per 100,000 91.365.345.064.934.124.563.429.59.929.143.34.89.4
Arson 0000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.04.80.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 62.449.565.555.839.390.552.258.045.836.941.624.019.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Darien detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 59 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Connecticut average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Connecticut:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (44%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Darien: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Darien, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Darien, Connecticut average temperatures Darien, Connecticut average precipitation Darien, Connecticut humidity Darien, Connecticut wind speed Darien, Connecticut snowfall Darien, Connecticut sunshine Darien, Connecticut clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Darien-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Darien place center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/19/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Darien-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 203.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from Darien center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 193.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 215.8 miles away from Darien center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Darien topographic map

Birthplace of: Ryan Shannon - Ice hockey player, Christine Collins (rower) - Olympic medalist in rowing, Frank Latimore - Actor, Matthew Porretta - Actor, Richard M. Brett - Conservationist.

Main business address for: JUPITERMEDIA CORP (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Darien:

  • DARIEN CONVALESCENT CENTER (599 BOSTON POST RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Darien:

  • REGENCY HEIGHTS OF STAMFORD, LLC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; STAMFORD, CT)
  • ST CAMILLUS REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STAMFORD, CT)
  • VN HOSPICE CARE OF SOUTHWEST (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; STAMFORD, CT)
  • DANIELCARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; STAMFORD, CT)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; NORWALK, CT)
  • PERSONALIZED HOME CARE LTD OF CT (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; STAMFORD, CT)
  • WAVENY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NEW CANAAN, CT)

Amtrak stations near Darien:

  • 4 miles: STAMFORD (WASHINGTON BLVD. & E. STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: NEW ROCHELLE (DEPOT PLAZA NORTH) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Darien:

  • Norwalk Community College (about 3 miles; Norwalk, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,085)
  • SUNY at Purchase College (about 12 miles; Purchase, NY; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Manhattanville College (about 13 miles; Purchase, NY; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • Fairfield University (about 14 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 4,640)
  • SUNY Westchester Community College (about 16 miles; Valhalla, NY; FT enrollment: 10,278)
  • Sacred Heart University (about 16 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 5,650)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 17 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,708)

Public high school in Darien:

Public elementary/middle schools in Darien:

Private elementary/middle school in Darien:

  • PEAR TREE POINT SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 90 PEAR TREE POINT RD; Grades: PK - 5)
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Library in Darien:

  • DARIEN LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,874,275; Location: 35 LEROY AVE.; 148,328 books; 2,845 e-books; 12,306 audio materials; 13,105 video materials; 42 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 353 print serial subscriptions; 28 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Darien: Woodway Country Club (A), Darien Station (B), Ox Ridge Hunt Club (C), Country Club of Darien (D), Wee Burn Country Club (E), Darien Library (F), Connecticut Graphis Arts Center and Museum (G), Bates Scofield House (H), YMCA (I), Noroton Town Hall (J), Noroton Presbyterian Church Library (K), Darien Emergency Medical Services Post 53 (L), Noroton Heights Fire Department (M), Darien Fire Marshal's Office (N), Noroton Fire Department (O), Darien Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Darien Shopping Center (1), Noroton Heights Shopping Center (2), Goodwives Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Darien: JUPITERMEDIA CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Darien include: Talmadge Hill Chapel (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), New Life Christian Fellowship (D), Noroton Presbyterian Church (E), Saint Jeromes Church (F), Saint Johns Church of Darien (G), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (H), Saint Thomas More Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Jewish Cemetery (1), Bell Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Leads Cemetery (4), Stevens Cemetery (5), Hoyt Cemetery (6), Spring Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Streets Pond (A), Gorhams Pond (B), Holly Pond (C), Chalmers Pond (D), Mathers Pond (E), Woodway Golf Club Pond (F), Chasmars Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goodwives River (A), Stony Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Darien include: Woodland Park (1), Stony Brook Park (2), McGuane Field (3), Baker Park (4), Boston Post Road Historic District (5), Cherry Lawn Park (6), Mather Fields (7), Sleepy Hollow Park (8), Tilley Pond Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Pear Tree Point Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Centre for Natural Healing LLC (Nature Centers; 688 Post Road), Nawas International Travel Inc (Tours & Charters; 777 Post Road Suite 305).

Hotels: Executive Room Service (780 Post Road), Howard Johnson (150 Ledge Road), Shoreline Motel (735 Post Road).

Court: Darien Probate Court (2 Renshaw Road).

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.234. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.43. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.43
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 12.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Darien and their reported violations in the past:

BIRCH LANDING CONDOMINIUM (Address: 9 ROLAND DRIVE , Serves VT, Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-10-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-27-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-27-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUN-19-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-19-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.4%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 7.2% for other race residents, 4.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.2%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Darien in 2010:

  • 30 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Darien in 2000:

  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes

Darien compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Darien (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Noroton Heights Branch at 310 Heights Road, branch established on 1952/02/26; Darien Branch at 950 Post Road, branch established on 1950/09/29. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • People's United Bank: Darien Branch at 25 Old Kings Highway North, branch established on 1974/03/28; Noroton Heights Branch at 72 Edgarton Street, branch established on 1976/12/14. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Darien Branch at Old King's Hgwy North And Sedgewick Avenue, branch established on 1973/07/21; Darien Branch at 1120 Boston Post Road (Rte 1), branch established on 1971/07/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Darien Branch at 454 Boston Post Road, branch established on 1979/10/05; Noroton Heights Banking Center at 165 Noroton Avenue, branch established on 2009/12/16. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Darien Rowayton Bank: at 1001 Post Rd, branch established on 2006/04/24. Info updated 2009/09/28: Bank assets: $200.7 mil, Deposits: $149.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Alcar Llc
  • Patriot National Bank: Darien Branch at 800 Post Road, branch established on 2004/07/19. Info updated 2007/08/28: Bank assets: $665.5 mil, Deposits: $548.0 mil, headquarters in Stamford, CT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Pnbk Sponsor Llc
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Darien Branch at 1101 Boston Post Rd, branch established on 2002/06/27. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Darien Branch at 35 Boston Post Road, branch established on 2006/06/17. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First County Bank: Darien Branch at 1006 Post Road, branch established on 1961/07/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,319.1 mil, Deposits: $966.5 mil, headquarters in Stamford, CT, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Connecticut average:

12.4

Darien travel time to work - commute Darien mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Darien CDP (based on Fairfield County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic404,34194
Mainline Protestant82,604175
Evangelical Protestant46,888242
Other32,50195
Orthodox9,21521
Black Protestant4,14427
None337,136-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 223
Fairfield County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
Fairfield County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
Fairfield County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 861
Here:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.2%
State:

15.8%

4.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($105,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Connecticut average:

4.33%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,271 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.06%
Connecticut average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Haven County, CT  0.76% ($52,758 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.46% ($139,328)
from New York County, NY  0.33% ($245,665)


4.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($86,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Connecticut average:

4.84%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,846 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.11%
Connecticut average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Haven County, CT  0.80% ($51,822 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.37% ($103,222)
to Westchester County, NY  0.22% ($98,871)

Strongest AM radio stations in Darien:

  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTC (1400 AM; 1 kW; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNLK (1350 AM; 1 kW; NORWALK, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Darien:

  • WKHL (96.7 FM; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WEDW-FM (88.5 FM; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEFX (95.9 FM; NORWALK, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXPK (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • W211AI (90.1 FM; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WFAS-FM (103.9 FM; WHITE PLAINS, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Darien:

  • W27CD (Channel 27; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W17CD (Channel 17; STAMFORD, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Darien fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Darien, CT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CT-BDR0115A, 130 Ledge Rd (Lat: 41.072417 Lon: -73.478222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQNM557
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 03/23/2021, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 23 Baywater Dr (Lat: 41.046750 Lon: -73.484556), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHW622
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/20/1993, Expiration Date: 09/20/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Noroton Yacht Club, Noroton, CT 06820
  • 1873 Boston Post Road (Lat: 41.058417 Lon: -73.466222), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQEY230
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2006, Expiration Date: 05/16/2016, Certifier: Thomas J Alessi
    Registrant: Noroton Fire Department, Inc, 1873 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820, Phone: (203) 655-0653

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Darien)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Darien)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$597,875183$833,022853$664,43822$571,72716$627,688
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$598,00019$861,57986$750,8954$750,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$435,75032$805,906139$704,9716$219,3331$709,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$619,00013$660,69294$632,5534$667,0004$197,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$06$873,16735$688,5142$575,0001$240,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.00, 0305.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$458,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$495,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$679,2001$650,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$631,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$662,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.00, 0305.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 63
  • Hazardous Condition: 105
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Darien

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Darien, CT
Businesses in Darien, CT
NameCountNameCount
BMW1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike3
Brooks Brothers1Nissan1
CVS1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Starbucks1
Chipotle1Stop & Shop2
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1Trader Joe's1
FedEx6UPS6
Haagen-Dazs1Vans1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Whole Foods Market1
McDonald's2YMCA1

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