Did you know that approximately 24% of Wiltonians work out-of-state?
The 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates show that Wilton’s percentage of out-of-state workers, 16 years and older, is higher than that of the overall county.
According to ACS data, approximately 14% of Fairfield County workers leave Connecticut for their jobs.
“If you live on the state border, there’s a pretty decent chance you don’t work in Connecticut,” according to TrendCT.org’s article, Who leaves Connecticut for work? — especially if you live in Fairfield County.
TrendCT reported that approximately one-third of Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien and Sherman residents work out of state, and Ridgefield, Wilton, Weston, Westport and New Fairfield — as a group — “sends about 25% of its residents out of state for work.”
“Even in Stamford and Norwalk, two of the state’s largest cities,” TrendCT reported, “about one in seven residents leaves the state for work.”
In Wilton, nearly 11% more men leave the state for work than women.
According to ACS data, more men working out-of-state is common in Fairfield County, where men who leave the state outnumber women by 7.9%.