Thinking of living in Darien, CT?

Are you thinking of living in Darien, CT?  Darien is located in Fairfield County, CT and is considered a suburb of New York City.  There are approximately 20,000 residents with a majority of residents working within Fairfield County and 33.1% commuting to New York for work.  The affluent town boasts a median income of $208,125 with 38.9% of residents working in Management, Business and Finance field.  Compared to other towns in Fairfield County, Darien is lacking in racial diversity with 91.8% Caucasians. Darien is a town of families with 35% of the population under 18 years of age.  There are a lot of stay at home moms, with 47.1% stay at home moms. It is a fairly young town with a median age of 38.9 years old. Below you will find useful information if you are thinking of living in Darien, CT.

Household Stats for Darien, CT

  • Population approximately 20,000
  • Families-82.2% family households with average family size of 3.48
  • Kids-35% of population under 18 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers- 7.3% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 38.9 years old
  • White 91.8%, Hispanic 3.3%, Asian 5.4%,  African American 0.6%

Employment Stats for Darien, CT

  • 47.1% Stay at Home Moms vs. 52.9% Working Moms *
  • Work in Fairfield County 66.9%, Work outside CT 33.1%
  • $208,125 Median Household Income
  • 38.9% Management, Business and Finance Occupation

Darien Schools and School Buses

  • School Enrollment- Public School 76% and Private School 24%
  • School Bus transportation is available to all Darien schools
    • Darien High School
    • Middlesex Middle school
    • Elementary Schools: Hindley Elementary school, Holmes Elementary school, Ox Ridge Elementary school, Royle Elementary school and Tokeneke Elementary school
  • Darien Preschools and Daycare Programs

Housing Stats for Darien, CT

  • 31.1% own 3 or more cars
  • 85.4% owner-occupied housing and 14.6% rentals

Metro-North Train Commute to NYC from Darien, CT

  • Darien to Grand Central at 57 minutes
  • Norton Heights to Grand Central at 54 minutes

Metro-North Train Station Parking in Darien, CT

Like most towns, train station parking is a challenge.  There are multi-year waitlists for parking permits in both Darien Metro-North stations.   Check out our Guide to Darien Metro-North Train Station Parking.

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Interviews with Darien, CT Residents

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Darien, CT Taxes

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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census

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