Westport

Overview for Westport, CT

28,175 people live in Westport, where the median age is 46.3 and the average individual income is $115,558.27. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,175

Total Population

46.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$115,558.27

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Westport, CT

Westport has 10,031 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Westport do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,175 people call Westport home. The population density is 1,411.6 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,175

Total Population

High

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

46.3

Median Age

48.72 / 51.28%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,031

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$115,558.27

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Welcome to Westport

Culturally inclined and upscale in its overall atmosphere, the desirable community of Westport covers 33 square miles, including the Saugatuck River. With its sandy beaches, scenic shoreline, and inland woods, Westport is a former summer resort town that remained a center for artists while it evolved into a bedroom community for leading New York executives. Westport is unique, with its two business centers and a commercial corridor down its center. Main Street Downtown is renowned for its upscale shopping and a wide variety of unique shops. Along Post Road, anything can be found, from antique automobiles to hardware and lumber. The people make Westport unique. It is a diverse town made up of many nationalities and all walks of life. As an environmentally aware community, it was one of the first to ban plastic bags.

History

Westport is a coastal town of colonial origin located along Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, 47 miles northeast of New York City and on the Metro North train line. In colonial time, Westport was first settled in the area now known as Green's Farms in 1648, by settlers from nearby Norwalk, Fairfield, and Weston. Westport's Native American roots can be seen throughout the town in many names, most notably the Saugatuck River, which means " mouth of the tidal river. "

Education

The Westport Public School system includes Staples High School, two middle schools, and five elementary schools. Staples is consistently ranked among the top high schools in Connecticut. The mission of Westport Public Schools is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life - long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

Recreational Facilities

Westport boasts three town beaches, over twenty town parks, and Connecticut's first state park, Sherwood Island State Park. Westport's Compo Beach includes a sandy beach, skate park, playground, picnic area, ballfields, and marina. The Longshore Club Park and Golf Course includes a private sailing school, community pool, and skating rink. Westport is also home to a rich cultural scene with the Westport Country Playhouse, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, and many other active cultural organizations.

The locals know that the place to be is :

  • Memorial Day Parade all American fun
  • 4th of July Fireworks at Compo Beach - watch the Fireworks over the Sound
  • Winter skating at Longshore Park
  • Levitt Pavilion for free summer concerts
  • On the commuter bus transport to and from the train station


Cafes & Restaurants

Westport has long been known as a dining mecca. Whether on Main Street, Post Road, or any number of small side streets, there are scores of restaurant options, from riverfront dining to cozy fireside options, sure to appeal to all tastes. Here are just a few:
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  • Tavern on Main
    203.221.7222

  • Rive Bistro
    203.557.8049

  • The Spotted Horse
    203.557.9393

  • Via Sforza Trattoria
    203.454.4444

  • Little Barn
    203.557.8501

  • The Whelk
    ​​​​​​​203.557.0902


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    Around Westport, CT

    There's plenty to do around Westport, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

    7
    Car-Dependent
    Walking Score
    32
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Bike Score

    Points of Interest

    Explore popular things to do in the area, including One Bro Pizza Co., Greenfield Hill Wines & Spirits, and Seaside Sliders.

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    Ratings by Yelp
    Dining · $$ 3.29 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining · $$ 4.2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining 3.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining 2.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining 4.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining · $ 4.82 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

    Schools in Westport, CT

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    The following schools are within or nearby Westport. 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.
    Type
    Name
    Category
    Grades
    School rating
    Coleytown Elementary School
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    St Paul Lutheran Preschool And Kindergarten
    PRIVATE
    PreK - K
    No rating available
    Bedford Middle School
    PUBLIC
    6th - 8th
    5/5
    Long Lots School
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    PUBLIC
    9th - 12th
    5/5
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    King's Highway Elementary School
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Saugatuck Elementary School
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Pierrepont School
    PRIVATE
    K - 12th
    No rating available
    The Learning Community Day School
    PRIVATE
    PreK - K
    No rating available

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