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Welcome to Darien ...

The Town of Darien is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The location of Darien has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Pronunciation for the Town of Darien: derry-ann<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Darien has a population of 21,728 people<4> (see below for details).

Darien is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Darien lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Darien: (203) & (475)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Darien had an population of 21,728 people. This is an increase of 4.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Darien had a population of 20,732 people. This makes Darien the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Darien represents 0.58% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,732 people, the population of Darien increased 5.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 19,607 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Darien.

Communities Also Named Darien ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Darien - they are located in New York and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Darien.

Communities near Darien ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Darien.

  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 298,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
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      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<8>
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • White Plains [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Darien. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Darien.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Darien. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Darien.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Darien. See our Newspapers Page for Darien.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Darien ...

Looking for more information about Darien? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Darien, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Darien.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Darien. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Darien. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Darien.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Darien - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Darien) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Darien. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Darien

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darien. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0512, Longitude: -73.4793       In this case, the coordinates for Darien have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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