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Westport, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Westport Census Designated Place (historical) had a population of 27,286 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Westport is located at latitude 41.1415 and longitude -73.3579 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Westport Census Designated Place (historical) encompass a land area of 19.96 sq. miles and a water area of 13.49 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Westport Census Designated Place (historical) (GNIS ID: 2377880) has a X0 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a non-governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Westport Census Designated Place (historical) is located within Town of Westport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.


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Westport, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 27,286 (100%)
Population in Households 27,034 (99.1%)
Population in Families 23,864 (87.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 252 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,367
Diversity Index2 28
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $191,839
Average Household Income $255,947
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $92,035
Wealth Index5 382
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 10,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,025 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,785 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 885 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $1,169,551
Average Home Value $1,278,829
Housing Affordability Index3 92
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,810
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 7,385
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.33% 0.24%
Households 0.24% 0.16%
Families 0.2% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%

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Westport, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westport to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 83rd
Population Density # 76 48th
Median Household Income # 4 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 18 13th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 87 40th

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