Thinking of Living in Westport, CT

Are you thinking of living in Westport, CT?  Westport, CT is located in Fairfield County, a suburb of New York City with approximately 27,777 people.  Most residents work in Fairfield County with only 24.8% of residents commute outside Fairfield County for work.  Like most NYC suburbs, a majority of households are family households with approximately 27.6% of the population under 18 years old.  Westport has a median household income of $181,360. Below you will find useful information on living in Westport, CT. 

Household Stats for Westport, CT

  • Population of approximately 27,777
  • Kids- 27.6% of the population under 18 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers- 5.2% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 45.2 years old
  • White 88.9 %, Asian 6.8%
  • 77.5% Bachelor Degrees or higher
  • 48.45% own 2 cars, 39.36% own 3 or more cars

Employment Stats for Westport, CT

  • 36.5% Stay at Home Moms vs. 63.5% Working Moms *
  • Work in Fairfield County 70.59%, Work outside CT 24.8%
  • $ 181,360 Median Household Income

Schools in Westport, CT

Westport is known for its top ranking School District. According to 2020 ranking, Westport is the #1 School District in Connecticut. Westport Public School has five elementary schools, two middle schools and one High School. The best way to find out which school you are districted to is to use the School Locator.

Elementary Schools: Coleytown Elementary School, Kings Highway Elementary School, Saugatuck Elementary School, Greens Farms School and Long Lots School

Middle Schools: Bedford Middle School and Coleytown Middle School

High Schools: Staples High School

School Bus Transportation is provided for in-district students.

Metro-North Train Commute to NYC from Westport, CT

  • Westport to Grand Central is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 26 minutes
  • Greens Farms to Grand Central is approximately 1 hour 16 minutes to 1 hour and 35 minutes

Metro-North Train Station Parking in Westport, CT

Parking Permit: There are two stations in Westport (Westport station and Green’s Farm station).  Both stations have a waitlist on the monthly parking permit.  You can add your name to the waitlist online.

Daily Parking: Daily parking is available at both stations for $5 per day.  Parking is free of charge from 3pm-7am and on weekends and holidays.

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

Source: 2017 American Community Survey

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