Wilton, CT
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Wilton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 18,397 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 94.43% 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 (20.57%), sales jobs (16.17%), and business and financial occupations (12.84%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Wilton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.38% 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.

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.

In Wilton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.88 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 76.56% 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 2010 was $85,151, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $340,604 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.