Wilton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,560 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 95.41% 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 (20.71%), sales jobs (15.10%), and business and financial occupations (13.92%).
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 11.99% 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.
In addition, Wilton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Wilton 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, Wilton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wilton 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 downside of living in Wilton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.99 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Wilton is a pretty powerful place. 77.22% 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 $78,131, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $312,524 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 Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Wilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Italian.