Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Darien 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 93% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 86% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 78% 62%
% of adults, Obese 11% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 8% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 5% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 5% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 9% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 1% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 17% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 8.4% for Darien; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Population 21,392 +/-24 3,593,222 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 7,271 +/-467 784,736 +/-3,236
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 34.0% +/-2.2% 21.8% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 2,484 +/-229 542,278 +/-3,485
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 11.6% +/-1.1% 15.1% +/-0.1%
Population Female 10,938 +/-304 1,841,615 +/-359
% of Total Population, Female 51.1% +/- 1.4% 51.3% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 658 +/-211 526,508 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 3.1% +/-1.0% 14.7% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 19,198 +/-394 2,487,119 +/-1,188
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 89.7% +/- 1.8% 69.2% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 85 +/-80 346,206 +/-2,085
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 0.4% +/-0.4% 9.6% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 1,451 +/-367 233,389 +/-2,826
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 6.8% +/-1.7% 6.5% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 2,296 +/-366 500,161 +/-5,934
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 10.7% +/-1.7% 13.9% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Households 6,555 +/-151 1,352,583 +/-3,661
Owner-Occupied Households 5,680 +/-188 906,227 +/-5,290
Homeownership Rate 86.7% +/- 3.5% 67.0% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 2,094 +/-250 514,946 +/-4,636
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 31.9% +/- 3.9% 38.1% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 6,440 +/-351 1,229,000 +/-6,332
% of Households, with a car 98.2% +/- 5.8% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 12,744 +/-250 2,462,855 +/-421
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 197 +/-60 249,857 +/-3,316
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 1.5% +/-0.5% 10.1% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 10,203 +/-473 925,607 +/-6,326
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 80.1% +/- 4.0% 37.6% +/- 0.3%
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Median Income
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 208,906 +/-19,062 70,331 +/-409
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 21,381 +/-26 3,483,303 +/-824
Population in Poverty 1,155 +/-412 366,351 +/-7,025
Poverty Rate 5.4% +/-1.9% 10.5% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 1,686 +/-465 822,732 +/-10,695
Low-Income Rate 7.9% +/- 2.2% 23.6% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 7,260 +/-460 774,939 +/-2,955
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 452 +/-161 110,916 +/-2,928
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 6.2% +/- 2.2% 14.3% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 491 +/-183 232,822 +/-4,257
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 6.8% +/- 2.6% 30.0% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Darien
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 2,484 +/-228 520,371 +/-751
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 72 +/-45 37,164 +/-1,260
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 2.9% +/- 1.8% 7.1% +/- 0.2%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 207 +/-95 123,911 +/-2,404
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 8.3% +/- 3.9% 23.8% +/- 0.5%
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Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP02/0600000US0900118850
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP03/0600000US0900118850
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP04/0600000US0900118850
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP05/0600000US0900118850