Most Expensive Darien Neighborhoods
Darien is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 21,689 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Darien is the 51st largest community in Connecticut.
Darien home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Darien real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Darien is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Darien is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Darien who work in management occupations (25.43%), sales jobs (16.28%) and business and financial occupations (14.04%).
Of important note, Darien is also a town of artists. Darien has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Darien’s character.
Also of interest is that Darien 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: 8.59% 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.
In addition, Darien is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Darien is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Darien a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Darien has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Darien’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Darien is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Darien is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Darien, the average commute to work is 30.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Darien is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Darien, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Darien. 79.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Darien in 2010 was $95,607, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $382,428 for a family of four.
The people who call Darien home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Darien residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Darien include Irish, Italian, English, German, French and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Darien is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,556|
|DARIEN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||85.44%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||14.57%|
|TYPE OF DARIEN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||91.39%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.65%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.06%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.80%|
|SIZE OF DARIEN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||27.37%|
|AGE OF DARIEN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||13.77%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||16.52%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||44.69%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||25.03%|
|DARIEN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,069,031|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,254|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||0.25%|
|$50,001 - $100,000||0.12%|
|$100,001 - $200,000||1.32%|
|$200,001 - $299,000||1.24%|
|$299,001 - $399,000||1.00%|
|$399,001 - $499,000||3.04%|
|$499,001 - $749,000||12.04%|
|$749,001 - $998,000||18.36%|
|PEOPLE OF DARIEN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.23%|
|5 TO 17||26.53%|
|18 TO 24||5.83%|
|25 TO 34||5.16%|
|35 TO 54||32.18%|
|55 TO 64||11.42%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.66%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.09%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$199,444|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$95,607|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.93%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (29.94%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.42%)
Information Technology (3.80%)
Real estate (3.14%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.36%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.32%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.10%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.43%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (24.61%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.15%)
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