Westport, Connecticut

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Westport, Connecticut

Introduction to Westport, Connecticut

Westport, Connecticut is 3 miles NE of Norwalk, Connecticut and 42 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Stamford - Norwalk metropolitan statistical area. About 25,749 people live in Westport.

Westport History

In 1639, colonists settled along the Saugatuck River. Land was taken from Weston, Fairfield and Norwalk and the town of Westport was officially incorporated in 1835. It developed as an agricultural community and was known as the leading onion growing center of the nation. A shipping center also developed in Westport in the 1830s. The British expeditionary force landed in Westport's Compo Beach in 1777 and went on to fight the Battle of Ridgefield. A railroad arrived in this town in 1842.

Westport and nearby Attractions

  • Arts Center
  • Mid Fairfield Youth Museum
  • Compo Beach
  • Roinick Observatory
  • Westport Nature Center
  • Westport Country Playhouse

Things To Do In Westport

There are a number of popular tourist attractions in and around Westport. One can visit the Greens Farm Station, the Roinick Observatory, the Nature Center for Environmental Activities Library, the Mid Fairfield Youth Museum and the Westport Town Hall. There are numerous shopping malls dotting the streets of this town. A range of entertainment facilities are offered by these shopping centers as well. In addition, Westport hosts annual celebrations like the Fiesta Del Norte and the Yankee Doodle Fair.

Westport Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are provided by Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Westport Higher Education

For higher education, one can enroll at Fairfield University, Norwalk Community College or Sacred Heart University.

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High Points

Westport strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Westport College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Westport Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Westport Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Westport, Connecticut

Comparing Westport to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 8
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 8
Low Property Crime 9 5

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Westport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Norwalk, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06880
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06881
Company Zip Codes 06888, 06889
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.141
Longitude -73.358

Westport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Westport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 25,749 100%
Male 12,244 47.6%
Female 13,505 52.4%
Under 18 7,190 27.9%
18+ 18,559 72.1%
65+ 3,883 15.1%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 3.1
White 24,503 95.2%
African-American 292 1.1%
Asian 625 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0%
Other 103 0.4%
Mixed Race 209 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 602 2.3%

Estimated Westport Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 26,615
Growth 866
Growth % 3.4%

Westport Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 14.5%
Irish 11.7%
English 10%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
German 8.6%
US/American 7.9%
Russian 7.1%
Polish 3.8%
Eastern European 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scottish 2%
Greek 1.9%
European 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
British 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Hungarian 1.1%
Austrian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Danish 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Westport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Saugatuck (06880)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Westport Public Libraries

Westport Public Library
Westport, Connecticut
(203) 227-8411

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Starbucks in Westport

(As of 2005)
925 Post Road East
1 Parker Harding Plaza
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Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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