This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Darien has a very low population density. Darien is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Darien, CT is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Darien has a population density of 1,579, with 20,298 current residents.
Out of the 20,298 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 74% of the residents are married and 26% are single.
- 48% Sun
- 48% Rain
- 37% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 54 years Median home age
- $1,044,750 Median home price
- -9.34% Home appreciation rate
- 13.56% Annual property tax
As for living in Darien, the air quality is 8% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 48% rainy, and 37% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Darien, you should know that 84.5% of homes are owned while 11.6% of homes are rented, and 3.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $1,044,750, the median age of homes is 54 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.34% and the annual property tax is 13.56%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)1
When looking at the community of Darien, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Darien’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Darien is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 58.72% Democratic, 40.54% Republican, and 0.74% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
96%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
30%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Darien, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.30% of residents are unemployed in Darien (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Darien residents: 36.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.54% are in the arts and sciences field, 6.6% are in the customer service field, 29.5% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 1.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 95.78%, 4.24% of residents have an associate’s degree, 39.98% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 30.33% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Darien, you should be aware that the average commute time is 39 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Darien have a few different options. 60% of commuters use their own cars, 3% of commuters carpool, 26% of commuters use the transit system, and 8% of residents work from home.