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About Darien

Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States 37 miles northeast of New York City. With a population of 20,732 for the 2010 census and a land area of just under 13 square miles, it is the smallest town on Connecticut's "Gold Coast". It also has the youngest population of any non-college town in Connecticut and has a high rate of marriage. Darien is one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.—it is listed at #2 on CNN Money's list of "top-earning towns" in the United States. Bloomberg's 2020 "America's 100 Richest Places" ranking placed Darien in the top 10, with an average household income of $352,839, the highest in Connecticut.

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