Darien, CT

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2019 Population
21,742
0.0781% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
40.1
2.04% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
4.02%
30.6% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$232,523
10.5% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$1.47M
0.725% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
9,082
0.209% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Darien, CT had a population of 21.7k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $232,523. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Darien, CT declined from 21,759 to 21,742, a −0.0781% decrease and its median household income grew from $210,511 to $232,523, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Darien, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.47%), White (Hispanic) (3.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.786%). 0% of the households in Darien, CT speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

95.6% of the residents in Darien, CT are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Darien, CT was $1.47M, and the homeownership rate was 86.6%. Most people in Darien, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Darien, CT was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Darien, CT is home to a population of 21.7k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 11.8% of Darien, CT residents were born outside of the country (2.57k people).

In 2019, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Darien, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.19k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 738 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Darien, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 459
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.19k ± 296
  3. White (Hispanic)
    738 ± 271
4.13%
Hispanic Population
897 people

In 2019, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Darien, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.19k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 738 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.13% of the people in Darien, CT are hispanic (897 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.57k people
11.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.46k people

As of 2019, 11.8% of Darien, CT residents (2.57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Darien, CT was 11.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Darien, CT was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Darien, CT are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Darien, CT residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    41,809 ± 4,991 people
  2. Jamaica
    35,587 ± 4,608 people
  3. Mexico
    26,408 ± 3,975 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 41,809 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,587 and Mexico with 26,408.

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Citizenship

95.6%
2019 Citizenship
96%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.6% of Darien, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Darien, CT was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    213 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    95 ± 57
  3. Korea
    91 ± 40

Darien, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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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

Median household income in Darien, CT is $232,523. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Darien, CT was Census Tract 301 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 302 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

Males in Connecticut have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,235. The income inequality in Connecticut (measured using the Gini index) is 0.502, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Darien, CT employs 9.08k people. The largest industries in Darien, CT are Finance & Insurance (2,730 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,135 people), and Educational Services (912 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Finance & Insurance ($250,001), and Information ($235,694).

Wages

Median Household Income

$232,523
2019 value
± $21,420
10.5%
1 Year Growth
± 10.9%

Households in Darien, CT have a median annual income of $232,523, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $210,511 in 2018, which represents a 10.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$93,971
Average Male Salary in Connecticut
± $3,244
$66,235
Average Female Salary in Connecticut
± $2,026

In 2019, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.42 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 in Connecticut
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $89,554 ± $151,020
  2. Asian
    $81,985 ± $8,643
  3. White
    $72,982 ± $2,027

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Connecticut.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Darien, CT is from Connecticut.
0.502
2019 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.503
2018 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2019, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.502 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.176% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 302
  3. Census Tract 303

In 2019, 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 302 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

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 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Darien, CT (873 out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    672 ± 177
  2. Two Or More
    108 ± 136
  3. Asian
    70 ± 119

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

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

9.08k
2019 Value
± 500
−0.209%
1 Year decline
± 7.76%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Darien, CT declined at a rate of −0.209%, from 9.1k employees to 9.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Darien, CT, are Management Occupations (2,016 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,700 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,542 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 (2,016 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,700 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,542 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 (3.15 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.37 times), and Management Occupations (2.18 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 ($229,000), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($213,102).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.08k
2019 Value
± 500
−0.209%
1 Year decline
± 7.76%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Darien, CT declined at a rate of −0.209%, from 9.1k employees to 9.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Darien, CT, are Finance & Insurance (2,730 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,135 people), and Educational Services (912 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 (2,730 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,135 people), and Educational Services (912 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Darien, CT has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (6.49 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.15 times), and Information (2.02 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Darien, CT, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Finance & Insurance ($250,001), and Information ($235,694).

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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. $36.7B
  2. $21.5B
  3. $17.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $36.7B, followed by Machinery ($21.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($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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$211B
2018 Value in Connecticut
$457B
Projected 2045 Value in Connecticut
117% growth

In 2018, total outbound Connecticut trade was $211B. This is expected to increase 117% to $457B 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. $34.5B
  2. $21B
  3. $12B

In 2018, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $34.5B, followed by Massachusetts with $21B and New Jersey and $12B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Fairfield County, CT went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38%), followed by Other (4.1%). The most partisan county was Hartford County, CT with 59.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Fairfield County, CT
57.9% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Connecticut
  1. 59.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 57.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 54.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Connecticut was Hartford County, CT with 59.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Connecticut colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Connecticut over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Darien, CT was $1.47M in 2019, which is 6.12 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $1.46M to $1.47M, a 0.725% increase. The homeownership rate in Darien, CT is 86.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Darien, CT have an average commute time of 35.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Darien, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.47M
2019 Median
± $80,318
$1.46M
2018 Median
± $92,202

In 2019, the median property value in Darien, CT grew to to $1.47M from the previous year's value of $1.46M.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$232,523
Median Household Income
± $21,420
6.9k
Number of Households
± 386

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.9k households in Darien, CT grew to $232,523 from the previous year's value of $210,511.

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

86.6%
2019 Homeownership
85.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 86.6% of the housing units in Darien, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Darien, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

35.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Darien, CT have a longer commute time (35.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 11.7% of the workforce in Darien, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (52.2%)
  2. Public Transit (31.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.97%)

In 2019, 52.2% of workers in Darien, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (31.2%) and those who worked at home (8.97%).

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 false.

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Health

98.8% of the population of Darien, CT has health coverage, with 75.7% on employee plans, 3.75% on Medicaid, 8.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.12% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see 1074 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1091 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 315 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,074 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,074 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1,091 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 in Connecticut
$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

1.21%
Uninsured
75.7%
Employer Coverage
3.75%
Medicaid
8.8%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.12%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Darien, CT grew by 16.5% from 1.04% to 1.21%.

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. 11% prevalence
  2. 10.2% prevalence
  3. 10.2% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 11%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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