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.
Wilton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wilton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilton who work in office and administrative support (13.10%), management occupations (10.95%), and personal care services (9.40%).
Also of interest is that Wilton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.86% 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.
Wilton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wilton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Wilton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.75 minutes every day commuting to work.
Wilton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Wilton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.62% of adults in Wilton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wilton in 2010 was $39,219, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,876 for a family of four. However, Wilton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wilton is a very 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 13.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilton include Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Wilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.