Wilton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,460 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Wilton is the 63rd largest community in Connecticut.
Wilton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Wilton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Wilton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wilton is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilton who work in management occupations (26.00%), business and financial occupations (14.87%), and sales jobs (14.47%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.41% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wilton 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, Wilton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wilton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Wilton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Wilton is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wilton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wilton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.87% 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 Wilton in 2018 was $92,796, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $371,184 for a family of four.
Wilton is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Wilton include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Wilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.