Demographics

Profile of the Town of Darien published by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Darien Census Information 

Census 2000

  • Total Population: 19,607
  • Percent growth since 1990: 7.8%
  • Percent growth since 1950: 66.6%
  • Percent minority: 5.9%
  • Percent growth under 18: 32.5%
  • Percent multi-racial: 0.8%
Race/Ethnicity 2000 Population 1990 Population
White 18,816 17,678
Black 89 75
Native American 8 9
Asian/Pacific Islander 479 371
Hispanic 429 340

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 2000 census are not included.

Federal Census Figures
(Historical Data)

  • 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