Darien

Darien is the smallest coastal town in Fairfield County, on Connecticut's Gold Coast. A population of 21,499 and a land area of just under 13 square miles.

The name Darien, pronounced "Dairy-ann" truly lives up to its reputation as the centerpiece of the Connecticut's Gold Coast, with waterfront homes that rival the grandeur of the North Shore Long Island Gold Coast mansions. Nestled in picturesque coves or occupying entire peninsulas, these homes often feature private beachfronts and docks, creating an unparalleled coastal living experience.

The unique waterfront landscape of Darien serves as a playground for kayakers, and paddleboarders, offering a multitude of ponds, coves, and tidal rivers to explore. While most of the shoreline in Darien is privately owned, there are two public beaches, Weed Beach and Pear Tree Beach, where locals and visitors can enjoy the sand and surf.

Weed Beach holds a special place in the hearts of the Darien residents, serving as the venue for the annual family concert series and the much anticipated Weed Beach Fest held in June with delicious food and great music.

Did you know, Darien is the most-used library system in Connecticut. Beyond having a coveted LEED-Gold sustainability certification, it offers numerous programs, books and events for Darien locals to enjoy!  Darien's vibrant community spirit coupled with its breathtaking waterfront setting and lovely events make it a special place to call home!

Overview for Darien, CT

21,485 people live in Darien, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $137,440. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,485

Total Population

40 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$137,440

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Darien, CT

Darien has 6,978 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Darien do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,485 people call Darien home. The population density is 2,284.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,485

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

49.63 / 50.37%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,978

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$137,440

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Darien, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Darien. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Tokeneke Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Ox Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Hindley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Holmes Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Royle Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5

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