It's a great place to raise a family or retire, but it's also an excellent place for business.

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.


Total Population

40 years

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


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Welcome to Darien

A peaceful urban coastal community located conveniently near New York
Darien is a coastal community in Fairfield County, Connecticut along the Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Darien River near the New York border. The small town of Darien is known for its tree-lined streets, stunning water views, gorgeous architecture and upscale shopping. It's a great place to raise a family or retire, but it's also an excellent place for business. It is a classic New England town with a strong historical presence 

Darien Real Estate Market

The community is rich in history and culture. The town is home to a variety of restaurants and offers an eclectic choice of cultural and entertainment options for visitors and residents alike. Darien is mainly known for its beautiful landscapes and is home to some of the best parks in the state. The town is also just a short drive from New York City, making it a great place to visit or call home. Darien real estate tends to sell fast. Contact Cindy Raney & Team of Connecticut real estate agents & realtors to find townhomes, houses, land, luxury property & homes for sale in Darien, CT.

What to Love

  • Beautiful natural landscapes and parks
  • Country clubs and coast access for boating
  • Charming, walkable downtown area with shops
  • Close to New York City

Local Lifestyle

Darien is a small town nestled along the Long Island Sound and is a destination for those who want to experience the best of both worlds: the excitement of big city life and the quiet serenity of the suburbs. The downtown area boasts well-favored restaurants, boutiques, and a cinema. Darien is also home to a championship 18-hole golf course, award-winning public schools, and one of the region’s finest marinas.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Restaurant L’ostal is a modern eatery that serves traditional dishes from southern France in a warm and welcoming dining space. Parlor is a pizza place that features a full bar with specialty cocktails and craft beers, seasonal, healthy dishes, and handcrafted pizza made from a recipe for flavor and digestibility. Ten Twenty Post is a casual and contemporary oyster bar-bistro that serves traditional New England and European dishes in a classy and sophisticated dining space. Scena Wine Bar & Restaurant is a warm dining option with an open wood-fired brick oven that serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes. For classic fine dining, head to The Goose Darien, a tavern and restaurant with an old-school vibe and beautiful bar offering well loved craft cocktails.

Things to Do

Cherry Lawn Park is a 27-acre space with open lawns for recreation activities, tennis courts, basketball courts, a community garden, a playground, a natural pond, walking trails, sports fields, and the site of Darien Nature Center.
Wee Burn Country Club is a private club with upscale amenities, including the main clubhouse with dining options, a beach club, an athletic facility, a golf course, and more. Another option is The Country Club of Darien, a well-maintained property with luxury features such as an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, paddle courts, a six-lane pool, a gated baby pool, two restaurants, a fitness center, and a stately clubhouse with event rooms.


Darien Public Schools create tools for preschool through 12th-grade students to develop skills and knowledge through advanced curriculum and extracurricular activities.
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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.


Total Population


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


Median Age

49.63 / 50.37%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Commute Time

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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.
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Tokeneke Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Ox Ridge Elementary School
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th
Hindley Elementary School
K - 5th
Holmes Elementary School
K - 5th
Pear Tree Point School
K - 5th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Royle Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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