Wilton, CT
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Wilton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,581 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 94.82% 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 (20.37%), sales jobs (16.03%), and business and financial occupations (11.76%).

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Wilton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.85% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Wilton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 33.83 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.

In Wilton, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Wilton is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Wilton is a pretty powerful place. 76.48% of the adults in Wilton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Wilton in 2010 was $82,428, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $329,712 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 Chinese.