is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 25,749.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 86.3 km²
). 51.8 km² (20.0 mi²) of it is land and 34.5 km² (13.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 39.96% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 25,749 people, 9,586 households, and 7,170 families residing in the town. The population density is 496.8/km² (1,286.7/mi²). There are 10,065 housing units at an average density of 194.2 persons/km² (503.0 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.16% White, 1.13% African American
, 0.05% Native American
, 2.43% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 2.34% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 9,586 households out of which 38.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 25.2% are non-families. 20.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.10.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $119,872, and the median income for a family is $152,894. Males have a median income of $100,000 versus $53,269 for females. The per capita income for the town is $73,664. 2.6% of the population and 1.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.7% are under the age of 18 and 2.1% are 65 or older.