Darien, CT

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Population

21,742

1.04% growth

Poverty Rate

3.73%


Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$208,848

0.347% growth

Number of Employees

9,108

2.57% growth

Median Property Value

$1.4M

12% growth

About

In 2017, Darien, CT had a population of 21.7k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $208,848. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Darien, CT grew from 21,519 to 21,742, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $208,125 to $208,848, a 0.347% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Darien, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.19%), White (Hispanic) (2.72%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.658%). N/A% of the people in Darien, CT speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Darien, CT is $1.4M, and the homeownership rate is 85.3%. Most people in Darien, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Darien, CT is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Connecticut. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Connecticut, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Connecticut (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Connecticut across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Darien, CT employs 9.11k people. The largest industries in Darien, CT are Finance & Insurance (2,674 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,148 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($224,306).

Median household income in Darien, CT is $208,848. Males in Darien, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Darien, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$208,848

2017 value

± $19,433

0.347%

1 Year Growth

± 13.5%

Households in Darien, CT have a median annual income of $208,848, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $208,125 in 2016, which represents a 0.347% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Connecticut by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Darien, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 301

  2. Census Tract 303

  3. Census Tract 302

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Darien, CT was Census Tract 301 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $250,001 and $223,021.

The following map shows all of the places in Darien, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Darien, CT (811 out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    447 ± 137

  2. Asian

    265 ± 142

  3. Two Or More

    95 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Darien, CT is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.11k

2017 Value

± 499

2.57%

1 Year growth

± 7.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Darien, CT grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 8.88k employees to 9.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Darien, CT, are Management Occupations (2,187 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,593 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,419 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Darien, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Darien, CT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,187 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,593 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,419 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Darien, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3.18 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.56 times), and Management Occupations (2.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Darien, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Management Occupations ($210,639), and Sales & Related Occupations ($199,028).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.11k

2017 Value

± 499

2.57%

1 Year growth

± 7.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Darien, CT grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 8.88k employees to 9.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Darien, CT, are Finance & Insurance (2,674 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,148 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Darien, CT, though some of these residents may live in Darien, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Darien, CT, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (2,674 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,148 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (858 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Darien, CT has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (6.27 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.73 times), and Information (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Darien, CT, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($224,306).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35.4B

  2. $22.7B

  3. $17.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.4B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($22.7B) and Machinery ($17.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$218B

2020 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Connecticut trade was $218B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.2B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $27.2B, followed by Massachusetts with $22.4B and New Jersey and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

98.1% of the population of Darien, CT has health coverage, with 74.2% on employee plans, 2.99% on Medicaid, 8.96% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.216% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Darien, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Darien, CT see 1099 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.812% decrease from the previous year (1108 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 374 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,099 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,099 patients per year. This represents a 0.812% decrease from the previous year (1,108 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

1.86%

Uninsured

74.2%

Employer Coverage

2.99%

Medicaid

8.96%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

0.216%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Darien, CT declined by 35.8% from 2.9% to 1.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Darien, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

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Diversity

Darien, CT is home to a population of 21.7k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.4% of Darien, CT residents were born outside of the country (2.48k people).

In 2017, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Darien, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 592 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Darien, CT was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Darien, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Darien, CT residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.48k people

10.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.32k people

As of 2017, 11.4% of Darien, CT residents (2.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Darien, CT was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Darien, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Darien, CT was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Darien, CT

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    19.2k ± 467

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.35k ± 417

  3. White (Hispanic)

    592 ± 206

In 2017, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Darien, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 592 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Darien, CT as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    259 ± 90

  2. Korea

    139 ± 56

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    54 ± 48

Darien, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Darien, CT was $1.4M in 2017, which is 6.09 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1.25M to $1.4M, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Darien, CT is 85.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Darien, CT have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Darien, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.4M

2017 Median

± $88,462

$1.25M

2016 Median

± $69,247

In 2017, the median property value in Darien, CT grew to to $1.4M from the previous year's value of $1.25M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Darien, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Darien, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Household Income

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$208,848

Median Household Income

± $19,433

6.7k

Number of Households

± 359

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.7k households in Darien, CT grew to $208,848 from the previous year's value of $208,125.

The following chart displays the households in Darien, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Darien, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Darien, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

85.3%

2017 Homeownership

85.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85.3% of the housing units in Darien, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Darien, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Darien, CT have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.61% of the workforce in Darien, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    55.5%

  2. Public Transit

    28.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Darien, CT was Drove Alone (55.5%), followed by those who Public Transit (28.1%) and those who Worked At Home (8.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Darien, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Darien, CT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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