Westport 84 Exceptional
Westport Livability #13 ranked city in Connecticut#1,679 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Westport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westport Cost of Living Cost of living is 81% higher than Connecticut
225125% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westport cost of living
A+ Westport Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
69572% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14472% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
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
A+ Westport User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Westport
Overall user rating
86% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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      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.

      Westport transportation information

      Average one way commute40min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work58.9%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.3%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit20.8%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.3%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home14.0%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Westport, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).