Demographics

Below you can find the most up-to-date information about the population composition of the Town of Darien. The most recent US Census 2010 data is featured, with updated information expected to be added after the completion of US Census 2020.

US Census 2010

  • Total Population: 20,732
  • Percent growth since 2000: 5.6%
  • Percent growth since 1960: 12.4%
  • Percent minority: 4.8%
  • Percent growth under 18: 16.1%
  • Percent multi-racial: 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity 2010 Population 2000 Population
White 19,508 18,816
Black 104 89
Native American 20 8
Asian/Pacific Islander 749 479
Hispanic 743 429

Please Note: 
The race and ethnicity numbers listed above will not add up to the published total.

First, Hispanic origin refers to a person's ethnic origin, and is completely independent of race. People who identified themselves as Hispanic may also be included as White, Black, Native American, or Asian/Pacific Islander in the race counts.

The race numbers alone will not add up to the total, because people who identified themselves as "Other" and people who identified themselves as more than one race on the 2010 census are not included in the reference table.

Federal Census Figures
(Historical Data)

 Year of Census  Total Population
 1860  1,705 
 1870  1,808 
 1880 1,948
 1890 2,276
 1900 3,116
 1910 3,946
 1920 4,184
 1930  6,951 
 1940  9,222 
 1950 11,767
 1960 18,437
 1970 20,411
 1980  18,892 
 1990 18,196
 2000 19,598
 2010 20,732


Source: US Census

last updated: June 21, 2019.