Introduction to Wilton, Connecticut

Wilton, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 5 miles N of Norwalk, Connecticut and 42 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Stamford - Norwalk metropolitan area with. Wilton contains a population of approximately 17,633.

Wilton History

The land between the Norwalk and Saugatuck Rivers was purchased by Roger Ludlow from Native Americans in 1640. The area was then known as Norwalk. The first European settlements were established in the Norwalk River Valley at the end of the 17th century. This area came to be known as Wilton, after the English town. The first meeting house was constructed in Wilton in 1726. The official incorporation of the town took place in 1802. Shoemaking, carriage building, distilleries and shirt making industries were established here in the 19th century.

Wilton and nearby Attractions

  • Wilton Heritage Museum
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Wilton Riding Club
  • Town Forest
  • Woodcock Nature Center
  • Silvermine Golf Club

Things To Do In Wilton

Those interested in the history and culture of the area can visit the Weir Farm National Historic Site and the Wilton Heritage Museum. The Woodcock Nature Center, Cherry Lane Park, Allens Meadows Park and Schencks Island Park are ideal places to visit as well. One can also enjoy sports and other fitness activities at the Wilton Riding Club, the Silvermine Golf Club and the Rolling Hills Country Club. The Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair and the Wilton Rotary Carnival are some of the annual celebrations in the town of Wilton.

Wilton Transportation

Danbury Municipal Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Wilton Higher Education

Norwalk Community College, the University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University are close by.


Total Population 18,643
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,366
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 64.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 77.2%
Median Earnings25+ $87,208
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,958


Median Family Income $203,047
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 12%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 13%


People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $2,510
Median House Value $810,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 13.9%
Irish 21.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wilton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Norwalk, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06897
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.195
Longitude -73.438

Wilton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.6 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 8 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 16 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

Wilton Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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