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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.85% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One downside of living in Wilton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.83 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Wilton. 76.48% 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 $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.