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Darien is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.
The community was named after the eastern end of the Isthmus of Panama
The latitude of Darien is 41.051N. The longitude is -73.479W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,607.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Darien demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Stamford-Norwalk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06820 ZIP code.
13% of Darien residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Darien ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Darien was $77,519, compared with $21,587 nationally.
70% of Darien residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Darien, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,095.
Libraries in Darien include Darien Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Darien include Darien Times
The average commute time for Darien workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Darien between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Darien include Howard Johnson Inn.
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