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Darien, CT (Connecticut) Houses and Residents

Darien,CT index of house prices

Total population: 20,732 (Urban population: 19,607, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 7,014 (6,620 occupied: 5,457 owner occupied, 1,035 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

16%
State:

35%

Housing density: 546 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,019,823.

Median contract rent in 2016: over $2,000 (lower quartile is $1,622, upper quartile is $1,706)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $2,148


Median gross rent in Darien, CT in 2016: over $2,000

Housing units in Darien with a mortgage: 4,052 (12 second mortgage, 918 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,400

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $263,755

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $157,903

Median monthly housing costs: $3,533


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Darien, Connecticut Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,277,790 (it was $701,300 in 2000)
Darien:

$1,277,790
Connecticut:

$274,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $898,912 - Over $2,027,183
Median year house/condo built: 1955

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,577
  • In family households: 20,041 (3,060 male householders, 2,438 female householders)
    5,057 spouses, 8,829 children (8,557 natural, 125 adopted, 154 stepchildren), 76 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 231 parents, 161 other relatives, 171 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,442 (365 male householders (268 living alone)), 709 female householders (628 living alone)), 363 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 60

Size of family households: 1,645 2-persons, 1,205 3-persons, 1,573 4-persons, 761 5-persons, 174 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 899 1-person, 147 2-persons, 23 6-persons.

6,441 married couples with children.
518 single-parent households (163 men, 355 women).

84.9% of residents of Darien speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
7.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 2,396 (11.1%)
(63.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

9.0
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

5.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Darien, Connecticut:

  • 23no bedroom
  • 461 bedroom
  • 2612 bedrooms
  • 1,2793 bedrooms
  • 2,2884 bedrooms
  • 1,5735+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Darien population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darien, Connecticut:

  • 36no bedroom
  • 2311 bedroom
  • 2522 bedrooms
  • 1953 bedrooms
  • 2064 bedrooms
  • 755+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Darien population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Darien in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 48no vehicle
  • 8081 vehicle
  • 2,7092 vehicles
  • 1,3103 vehicles
  • 4454 vehicles
  • 1405+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Darien population

Cars and other vehicles available in Darien in renter-occupied apartments

  • 62no vehicle
  • 5011 vehicle
  • 3482 vehicles
  • 983 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Darien population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Darien, Connecticut:

  • 201 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 573 rooms
  • 544 rooms
  • 2535 rooms
  • 4376 rooms
  • 6737 rooms
  • 9898 rooms
  • 2,9689+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Darien population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darien, Connecticut:

  • 261 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 1593 rooms
  • 2444 rooms
  • 1185 rooms
  • 966 rooms
  • 1367 rooms
  • 728 rooms
  • 1499+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Darien population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Darien, CT household income distribution

  • Darien, CT household income distribution
  • 128Less than $10,000
  • 47$10,000 to $14,999
  • 94$15,000 to $19,999
  • 76$20,000 to $24,999
  • 69$25,000 to $29,999
  • 146$30,000 to $34,999
  • 149$35,000 to $39,999
  • 64$40,000 to $44,999
  • 84$45,000 to $49,999
  • 157$50,000 to $59,999
  • 172$60,000 to $74,999
  • 450$75,000 to $99,999
  • 321$100,000 to $124,999
  • 517$125,000 to $149,999
  • 735$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,499$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Darien, CT

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Darien, CT
  • 20Less than $10,000
  • 9$80,000 to $89,999
  • 13$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$125,000 to $149,999
  • 55$200,000 to $249,999
  • 7$250,000 to $299,999
  • 91$300,000 to $399,999
  • 145$400,000 to $499,999
  • 573$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,055$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,122$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 885$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,632$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Darien, CT

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Darien, CT
  • 37$250 to $299
  • 21$350 to $399
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 14$800 to $899
  • 8$900 to $999
  • 41$1,000 to $1,249
  • 56$1,250 to $1,499
  • 157$1,500 to $1,999
  • 86$2,000 to $2,499
  • 315$2,500 to $2,999
  • 101$3,000 to $3,499
  • 229$3,500 or more
  • 63No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3632010 or later
  • 4222000 to 2009
  • 6181990 to 1999
  • 3021980 to 1989
  • 2281970 to 1979
  • 600Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Darien population
Darien commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 318
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 898
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,129
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,178
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 918
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 265
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 481
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 67
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 110
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 241
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,754
  • 90 or more minutes: 740
Darien, CT Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 64.6%
Number of people working at home: 816 (9.2% of all workers)

Darien mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 7,191 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 881 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 319 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 241 (3%)
  • Taxi: 46 (0%)
  • Walked: 116 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 816 (8%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 1,112
 Italian: 895
 English: 668
 German: 646
 European: 518
 American: 470
 Scottish: 213
 British: 189
 Greek: 162
 Eastern European: 149
 Northern European: 126
 Brazilian: 99
 Swedish: 75
 French (except Basque): 73
 Scotch-Irish: 73
 Celtic: 73
 Norwegian: 68
 French Canadian: 62
 Dutch: 61
 South African: 59
 Polish: 58
 Swiss: 58
 Ukrainian: 58
 Russian: 49
 Hungarian: 42
 Danish: 39
 Welsh: 39
 Lithuanian: 36
 Canadian: 35
 Moroccan: 31
 Austrian: 27
 Bermudan: 27
 Slovak: 24
 Czech: 21
 Australian: 20
 Latvian: 18
 Haitian: 17
 Albanian: 15
 Jamaican: 15
 Scandinavian: 14
 Romanian: 12
 Portuguese: 10
 Belgian: 10
 Slovene: 9
 Finnish: 7
 Czechoslovakian: 5
 Egyptian: 4
 Bulgarian: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 7%Pakistan
  • 7%Germany
  • 6%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 6%India
  • 5%Canada
  • 5%Brazil
  • 4%South Africa

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,226
  • Other state: 10,475
  • Northeast: 7,476
  • Midwest: 1,378
  • South: 794
  • West: 790

90% of Darien residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 6% lived in Connecticut.

Darien:

90.0%
State average:

88.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7
  • 5th and 6th grade: 20
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 10
  • 11th grade: 20
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 67
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 433
  • Less than 1 year of college: 33
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 214
  • Associate degree: 120
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,776
  • Master's degree: 1,728
  • Professional school degree: 506
  • Doctorate degree: 124

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 14
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 8
  • 5th and 6th grade: 35
  • 7th and 8th grade: 10
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 8
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 26
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 678
  • Less than 1 year of college: 161
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 439
  • Associate degree: 308
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,273
  • Master's degree: 1,608
  • Professional school degree: 263
  • Doctorate degree: 69

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 18.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 50.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 13.0%Males
  • 22.7%Females
Darien marital status for males
Darien marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,109
  • One, attached: 180
  • Two: 202
  • 3 or 4: 68
  • 5 to 9: 153
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 to 49: 44
  • 50 or more: 62

Median worth of mobile homes: $948,706

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Darien:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Darien
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.8%)
  • Electricity (4.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55.7%)
  • Electricity (17.6%)
  • Utility gas (14.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 461
Here:

14.2%
Connecticut:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 465
Here:

22.8%
Connecticut:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 594
Here:

76.4%
Connecticut:

33.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)