Wilton is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,574 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wilton is the 499th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Wilton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wilton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wilton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilton who work in management occupations (15.55%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and sales jobs (10.83%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Wilton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wilton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wilton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Wilton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wilton, the average commute to work is 38.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Wilton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Wilton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.17% of adults in Wilton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Wilton in 2018 was $43,475, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,900 for a family of four. However, Wilton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wilton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wilton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Wilton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilton include German, Irish, English, Swiss, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Wilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.