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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,616
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+8,362
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married65.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher76.8%
Median Earnings25+$91,441
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$46,406
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,950

Wealth

Median Family Income$205,727
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation13.3%

Housing

People Living Alone12.6%
Median Gross Rent$2,264
Median House Value$812,100

Ancestry

Italian22.5%
Irish20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.2%
English13.8%
German13.7%
Polish5.1%
Russian3.4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.7%
Swedish2%
Hungarian2%
Greek1.8%
Canadian1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Arab1.4%
Norwegian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Wilton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6897
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.18
Approximate Longitude-73.42

Wilton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORWALK GAS PLANT
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Wilton Public Libraries

Wilton Library Association
137 OLD RIDGEFIELD RD.
Wilton, Connecticut
(203) 762-3950

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Wilton Public Schools

Cider Mill School
240 School Road
ZIP: 6897
Primary
Total Enrollment 978
Middlebrook School
131 School Road
ZIP: 6897
Middle
Total Enrollment 1047
Miller-driscoll School
217 Wolfpit Road
ZIP: 6897
Primary
Total Enrollment 863
Wilton High School
395 Danbury Road
ZIP: 6897
High
Total Enrollment 1352
Wilton-westport Evening School
131 School Rd
ZIP: 6897
High
Total Enrollment 8

Wilton Private Schools

Belden Hill Montessori
345 Belden Hill Road
ZIP: 6897
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Connecticut Friends School
317 New Canaan Rd
ZIP: 6897
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Our Lady Of Fatima School
225 Danbury Rd
ZIP: 6897
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
The Montessori School
34 Whipple Rd
ZIP: 6897
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
Town & Country Montessori School
531 Danbury Rd
ZIP: 6897
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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