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This Fairfield County Town Ranks Among Nation's Richest In New Survey

This Connecticut community, also known for its annual summer "Sidewalk Sales," was ranked as the nation's eighth richest town.
This Connecticut community, also known for its annual summer "Sidewalk Sales," was ranked as the nation's eighth richest town. Photo Credit: Provided

The typical American household earned $55,322 in 2016, roughly $4,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425, according to 24/7 Wall St.

In a number of small towns throughout the nation, more than half of households earn more than three times the national median. This is true in one Fairfield County community, according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. report.

Darien was ranked as the eighth richest town nationwide, according to this analysis, with a median household income of $208,125 and median home value of $1,248,200

Also, nearly 80 percent of the adults living in Darien are college-educated, with at least a bachelor's degree. Higher education is often a leading indicator of career growth and rising wealth, according to the report.

The study also noted Darien's proximity to New York City and Metro-North railroad line.

To determine America’s richest towns, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed household income data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey in every American town with a population between 1,000 and 25,000. For comparison purposes, boroughs, census designated places, cities, towns, and villages were considered.

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