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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Wilton is a suburb of New York City with a population of 18,659. Wilton is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Wilton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wilton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Residents of Wilton tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wilton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$815,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,415
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Wilton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    16.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    680.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    59
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Wilton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$180,313
National
$55,322
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Wilton Reviews

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As a resident of the town of Wilton, I want to start off by saying I have advanced through Wilton's school system and have received a top tier education (top 10 in Connecticut). There are roughly 270-350 kids in each grade, with a great teacher-pupil ratio. We also have one of the best Special Needs programs in Connecticut, which helps students conquer their learning disability. Wilton is extremely safe, you can see young kids attending movies, grabbing a snack at Starbucks, or just walking around our beautifully manicured town. Wilton has many highly accredited restaurants that people from other towns (and states!) travel for. Wilton is extremely close to amazing cities like Norwalk, Stamford, and NYC. Living in a densely populated area (top 4 in the country), you really don't feel that here. It truly is its own paradise. You can drive 3 hours north for skiing, or drive to the beaches of the Hamptons or Cape Cod for a weekend trip. Wilton can be whatever you want it to be!
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Just for reference, I have lived here my whole life. It is a wealthy suburban town with a large community, yet a very small-town feel. We have such a close-knit bond that we often refer to this as the "Wilton bubble." A great place for families and to raise kids, our school systems are very highly ranked and it is not uncommon to see kids here going off to very competitive and prestigious colleges such as Ivys when they leave. Plus, its very close to NYC! An hour train ride gets you right to the heart of Manhattan where you can find any opportunity that the small town lacks. Great for day trips, daily commutes to work, or even to take classes on weekend. Many people work in the city, which is why the houses here are huge and gorgeous and expensive cars are very common. Although if you don't fit into this "big house, expensive car" category, you never feel excluded or different. I have never felt unsafe here. All around great town.
There are few towns are scenic and beautiful as Wilton. For an area with primarily 1-2 acre zoning, it's still relatively close to major shopping and commutable to New York City. It's a little-ways-out, but it simply doesn't feel that far out. The town center is small, but most of the essentials are there including two grocery stores, a well-equipped library and several really good restaurants. And, as others have mentioned, the school system here is extremely highly rated. Exciting? Not so much... but we're only a 15 minute drive to the nightlife in SoNo (South Norwalk.) And while the cost of housing here is definitely well above average, it's affordable compared to some of the other, nearby upscale communities. (Also, much friendlier in my estimation than those other communities as well.)