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Westport, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Westport Census Designated Place had a population of 27,866 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Westport is located at latitude 41.1208 and longitude -73.3435 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Westport Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2377880) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Westport, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,866
Daytime Population: Workers 20,755
Daytime Population: Residents 15,175
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,930
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 27,607
Population in Familes 24,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 259
Population Density2 1,396
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $177,654
Average Household Income $246,587
Per Capita Income $88,204


Total Housing Units 10,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,184 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,756 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 867 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,010,301


Total Households 9,940
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 7,488
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.71%
Households 0.52% 0.6%
Families 0.48% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

Westport, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westport to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 82nd
Population Density # 70 51st
Diversity Index # 85 41st
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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