Westport CT

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Westport, CT Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Westport Housing Market Information

With a population of 28,115, 9,820 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,152,827, Westport house prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, Westport real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Westport is a town of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Westport than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

The large homes that make up Westport are primarily owner-occupied ( 82.84%).

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Westport's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.43% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Westport include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 24.88%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.50%). There's also some housing in Westport built between 2000 and later ( 16.19%).

Westport Home Appreciation Rates

Westport's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Westport during the period has been just 0.14%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Westport appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Westport's appreciation rate has been -0.21%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Westport were at 2.12%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.75%.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Westport's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Westport differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Westport - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Westport real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $950,000 58.4
$712,001 - $950,000 17.3
$475,001 - $712,000 13.8
$380,001 - $475,000 3.5
$285,001 - $380,000 1.5
$190,001 - $285,000 2.8
$95,001 - $190,000 1.0
$48,001 - $95,000 0.3
$0 - $48,000 1.3

Very High for CT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.829197080291971 2.36686390532544

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Westport Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
45.84% 1.93%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,445 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 82.84
Renters 17.16
Vacant 9.66

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.2
1970 - 1999 24.9
1940 - 1969 40.4
1939 or Older 18.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 85.8
Townhomes 4.8
Small Apt. Buildings 5.4
Apt. Complexes 3.4
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.03
1 Bedroom 5.21
2 Bedrooms 10.82
3 Bedrooms 23.54
4 Bedrooms 34.01
5 or more bedrooms 25.39