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A+ Westport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westport Cost of Living Cost of living is 85% higher than Connecticut
222122% more expensive than the US average
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westport cost of living
A+ Westport Crime Total crime is 46% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
1,07961% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9361% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Westport crime
A+ Westport Employment Household income is 132% higher than Connecticut
Median household income
$166,307201% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$100,501237% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%35% lower than the US average
Westport employment
F Westport Housing Home value is 304% higher than Connecticut
Median home value
$1,087,700489% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,81591% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Westport real estate or Westport rentals
A+ Westport Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
98%18% higher than the US average
School test scores
79%60% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
11:129% lower than the US average
Westport K-12 schools or Westport colleges

Living in Westport, CT

Westport, Connecticut is a medium-sized city with a population of 27,511 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (90% White). Given that fact, Westport could be considered less diverse than other cities. Westport has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 86% of the population is classified as married and 47% have kids.

Living in Westport can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Connecticut, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Westport, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Westport has received a livability score of 78 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 90th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the national average, Westport ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Westport also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Westport ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). Westport does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Westport on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Sherwood Island State Park, Westport Country Playhouse, and Earthplace.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Westport has a violent crime rate of 18 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Westport have a test score average of 79%, which is well above the US average.

Assuming that Westport meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Westport. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Westport are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Westport come in at $1,087,700, which is 303.9% higher than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Westport, the home price to income ratio is 6.5, which is 71.1% higher than the Connecticut average.

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Compare Westport, CT Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Westport, CT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Shippan, Stamford7611.41,594
Newfield, Stamford689.53,325
Turn Of River, Stamford6710.912,560
Roxbury, Stamford6711.71,147
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palmers Hill, Stamford6612.11,146
Ridgeway, Stamford6511.44,634
Springdale, Stamford659.57,385
Belltown, Stamford649.94,760

Best Cities Near Westport, CT

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cannondale, CT887.892
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Pelham, NY8028.26,996
Plandome, NY8028.61,228
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jericho, NY8025.313,730
Manhasset, NY8029.67,996
Plantsville, CT7939.61,702
Hewlett Bay Park, NY7938.3366

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Westport is a Great City for Families

I have enjoyed the last three years living in Westport, Connecticut a city that has excellent schools and safe environment for raising kids and establishing community within this small multicultural town. Westport has been recognized for its school system that is one of the best in the state and continues to perform highly on the state test and also graduation rates. It has lots of recreational activities and is close to Compo Beach which is a gorgeous beach throughout the year.

Westport is extremely safe and its residents can easily and confidently walk the streets without fear of crime or any other negativity within this community. The best areas to live in Westport are off of Main Street. Westport is known of course for its Compo Beach, Sherwood Island State Park, and IFloat that provides its residents with opportunities to enjoy life and have various activities for families. I love Westport Connecticut and would recommend my city to anyone interested in finding a very friendly safe and fun place to live and raise your kids.
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Source: The Westport, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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