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 median age of 38.9 years old.

Darien, CT: Household Data

  • 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%

Darien, CT: Employment

  • 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, CT: Schools and Buses

  • School Enrollment- Public School 76% and Private School 24%
  • School bus available to all Darien schools: Darien High School, Middlesex Middle school, Hindley Elementary school, Holmes Elementary school, Ox Ridge Elementary school, Royle Elementary school and Tokeneke Elementary school.

Darien, CT: Housing

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

Darien, CT: Fastest Metro North Train Commute to NYC

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

Darien, CT: Train Station Parking

  • Darien station annual parking permit has 5.5 years waitlist, daily parking available
  • Norton Heights annual parking permit has 7.5 years waitlist, daily parking available

There are separate waiting lists for each lot and you can put your name down on both lists.  There is an annual fee of $10 to remain on the waiting list.  The lot at the Noroton Heights Train Station is owned by the State of Connecticut and therefore non-residents can hold a Noroton Heights Lot permit.  The Leroy West Lot at the Darien Train Station is owned by the Town of Darien and only Darien residents may hold permits for the Leroy West Lot.  You can call 203-656-7330 between 9am-1pm on weekdays or go to the Darien online waitlist portal

Daily parking fee is $4.00/day and is available on a first come/first served basis.

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

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census