Westport, CT

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Population

27,777

0.967% growth

Median Age

45.2


Median Household Income

$181,360

9.05% growth

Poverty Rate

4.27%


Number of Employees

12,587

3.16% growth

Median Property Value

$1.15M

5.92% growth

About

In 2017, Westport, CT had a population of 27.8k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $181,360. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westport, CT grew from 27,511 to 27,777, a 0.967% increase and its median household income grew from $166,307 to $181,360, a 9.05% increase.

The population of Westport, CT is 85.5% White Alone, 6.81% Asian Alone, and 4.36% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Westport, CT speak a non-English language, and 93.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Westport, CT are Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Westport (103 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Westport, CT is $1.15M, and the homeownership rate is 83.5%. Most people in Westport, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 35.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Westport, CT is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Westport, CT employs 12.6k people. The largest industries in Westport, CT are Finance & Insurance (2,655 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,983 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Finance & Insurance ($250,001), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($211,620).

Median household income in Westport, CT is $181,360. Males in Westport, 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 Westport, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$181,360

2017 value

± $23,380

9.05%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in Westport, CT have a median annual income of $181,360, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $166,307 in 2016, which represents a 9.05% 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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Westport, 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 501

  2. Census Tract 503

  3. Census Tract 506

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westport, CT was Census Tract 501 with a value of $207,604, followed by Census Tract 503 and Census Tract 506, with respective values of $182,531 and $168,323.

The following map shows all of the places in Westport, 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

4.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westport, CT (1.18k out of 27.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    1,056 ± 246

  2. Hispanic

    229 ± 151

  3. Asian

    60 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westport, CT is White, followed by Hispanic 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

12.6k

2017 Value

± 700

3.16%

1 Year growth

± 7.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westport, CT grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 12.2k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westport, CT, are Management Occupations (2,623 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,039 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,446 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westport, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westport, CT, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,623 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,039 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,446 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westport, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (4.6 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.34 times), and Management Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westport, CT, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($218,616), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($206,107), and Legal Occupations ($197,273).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.6k

2017 Value

± 700

3.16%

1 Year growth

± 7.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westport, CT grew at a rate of 3.16%, from 12.2k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westport, CT, are Finance & Insurance (2,655 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,983 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westport, CT, though some of these residents may live in Westport, 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 Westport, CT, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (2,655 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,983 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Westport, CT has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (6.55 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (4.51 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westport, CT, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Finance & Insurance ($250,001), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($211,620).

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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. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($16.1B).

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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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% 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. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

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

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Health

97.4% of the population of Westport, CT has health coverage, with 63.8% on employee plans, 3.94% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 0.46% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Westport, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 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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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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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%).

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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

2.6%

Uninsured

63.8%

Employer Coverage

3.94%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

0.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westport, CT declined by 12.4% from 2.97% to 2.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westport, 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%.

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

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Diversity

Westport, CT is home to a population of 27.8k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Westport, CT residents were born outside of the country (3.89k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Westport, CT is composed of 23.7k White Alone residents (85.5%), 1.89k Asian Alone residents (6.81%), 1.21k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.36%), 730 Two or More Races residents (2.63%), 155 Black or African American Alone residents (0.558%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0432%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Westport, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Westport, CT was 45.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Westport, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Westport, CT residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.89k people

12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.29k people

As of 2017, 14% of Westport, CT residents (3.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Westport, CT was 12%, 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

93.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.4% of Westport, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Westport, CT was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.7k ± 628

  2. Asian Alone

    1.89k ± 345

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.21k ± 440

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White Alone residents (23.7k people) in Westport, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k Asian Alone and 1.21k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Westport, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Westport, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Westport, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Westport, CT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    244 ± 84

  2. World War II

    150 ± 70

  3. Korea

    120 ± 64

Westport, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Westport, CT awarded 103 degrees. The student population of Westport, CT is skewed towards women, with 47 male students and 93 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westport, CT are Unknown (44 and 42.7%), followed by White (27 and 26.2%), Black or African American (15 and 14.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 10.7%).

The largest universities in Westport, CT by number of degrees awarded are Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Westport (103 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Westport, CT are Massage Therapy (103 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Westport, CT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 103 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Westport, CT was Massage Therapy with 103 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Westport, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

103 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Westport, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Westport with 103 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

25

Degrees Awarded to Men

78

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 25 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westport, CT, which is 0.321 times less than the 78 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    44 degrees awarded

  2. White

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Westport, CT were to Unknown students. These 44 degrees mean that there were 1.63 times more Unknown students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westport, CT was $1.15M in 2017, which is 5.29 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1.09M to $1.15M, a 5.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Westport, CT is 83.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westport, CT have an average commute time of 35.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westport, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$181,360

Median Household Income

± $23,380

9.82k

Number of Households

± 531

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.82k households in Westport, CT grew to $181,360 from the previous year's value of $166,307.

The following chart displays the households in Westport, 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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Housing

Property Value

$1.15M

2017 Median

± $55,214

$1.09M

2016 Median

± $53,428

In 2017, the median property value in Westport, CT grew to to $1.15M from the previous year's value of $1.09M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westport, 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 Westport, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $1M - $1,499,999 range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.5%

2017 Homeownership

83.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.5% of the housing units in Westport, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

35.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westport, CT have a longer commute time (35.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 18% of the workforce in Westport, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    57.3%

  2. Public Transit

    22.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    13.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Westport, CT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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