Most Expensive Westport Neighborhoods
Westport 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 27,561 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Westport is the 42nd largest community in Connecticut.
Westport home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Westport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Westport is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westport is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westport who work in management occupations (23.05%), sales jobs (15.06%) and business and financial occupations (13.31%).
Of important note, Westport is also a town of artists. Westport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Westport’s character.
Also of interest is that Westport 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: 14.43% 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, Westport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Westport 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, Westport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westport 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 of the nice things about Westport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Westport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.59 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Westport is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Westport area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Westport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Westport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.66% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Westport in 2010 was $90,945, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $363,780 for a family of four.
The people who call Westport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westport include Italian, Irish, German, English, Polish and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Westport is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||9,558|
|WESTPORT HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||85.18%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||14.82%|
|TYPE OF WESTPORT HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||87.83%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.60%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.29%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.67%|
|SIZE OF WESTPORT HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||21.80%|
|AGE OF WESTPORT HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||11.05%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||26.55%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||43.65%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||18.75%|
|WESTPORT REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,034,000|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,354|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||0.89%|
|$50,001 - $100,000||0.40%|
|$100,001 - $200,000||1.95%|
|$200,001 - $299,000||1.58%|
|$299,001 - $399,000||1.57%|
|$399,001 - $499,000||4.11%|
|$499,001 - $749,000||18.59%|
|$749,001 - $998,000||19.85%|
|PEOPLE OF WESTPORT||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.91%|
|5 TO 17||23.70%|
|18 TO 24||4.94%|
|25 TO 34||4.07%|
|35 TO 54||31.24%|
|55 TO 64||14.78%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.36%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.97%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$151,771|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$90,945|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.27%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (21.27%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (17.77%)
Information Technology (3.55%)
Real estate (2.71%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.84%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.07%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.84%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.21%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.58%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (17.74%)
Eastern European (2.25%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (85.35%)
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