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Welcome to Westport ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Westport has a population of 28,491 people<3> (see below for details).

Westport is near sea level<4>.

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

Area codes for Westport: (203) & (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westport had an population of 28,491 people. This is an increase of 7.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Westport had a population of 26,391 people. This makes Westport the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Westport represents 0.74% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,391 people, the population of Westport increased 2.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,749 people).

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

Communities Also Named Westport ...

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

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

Communities near Westport ...

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

  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Westport
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Westport
    • 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
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
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      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Westport
      • 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
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
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      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Westport
      • 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
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>

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 Westport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westport. 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 Westport.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westport ...

Looking for more information about Westport? 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 Westport, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Westport.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fairfield County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westport. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westport) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1234, Longitude: -73.3471       In this case, the coordinates for Westport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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