Wilton, CT
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Wilton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,714 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Wilton is the 66th 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 95.51% 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 (21.14%), sales jobs (16.09%), and business and financial occupations (14.29%).

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.

Of important note, Wilton is also a town of artists. Wilton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wilton’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.87% 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.

In addition, Wilton 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, 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Wilton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.50 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wilton. 75.92% 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 Wilton in 2010 was $78,722, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,888 for a family of four.

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, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Italian.