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New Canaan Ranks #9 on Richest ZIP Codes List

Written & Compiled by Davide Gurliacci

We all know this is the richest region in the state and one of the wealthiest areas in the country, but the Hartford Business Journal did a little digging to show just where we rank among our neighbors and statewide.

New Canaan is No. 9 on the publication's list of richest ZIP codes in the state, with the top nine all in Fairfield County. Here are the rest in order of rank (for ZIP codes that don't completely match town boundaries, links from each ZIP code go to a Google search page or Google Maps pages showing a map of that ZIP code):

1. Weston (06883)

2. Stamford (06903) — North Stamford (essentially Stamford above the Merritt Parkway)

3. Norwalk (06853) — Rowayton

4. Easton (06612)

5. Greenwich (06870) — Old Greenwich (in the southeast corner of town)

6. Wilton (06897)

7. Darien (06820)

8. Westport (06880)

9. New Canaan (06840)

Other Fairfield County ZIP codes on the list of top 25 wealthiest communities are:
  • No. 13 — Greenwich (06878) — Riverside (just west of Old Greenwich)
  • No. 14 — Fairfield (06890) — Southport (in the southwest corner of Fairfield)
  • No. 16 — Greenwich (06831) — Back country (far northern and northwestern areas of town)
  • No. 16 — Redding (06896)
  • No. 17 — Ridgefield (06877)
  • No. 20 — Newtown (06470) — the western side of town
  • No. 21 — Fairfield (06824) — most of the town
All in all, of the 25 wealthiest ZIP codes in the state, 16 are in Fairfield County, according to the publication's report. They don't call it the Gold Coast for nothing (although only seven of the 25 are actually on the coast itself).

How the mighty have fallen: In 2008, Money Magazine ranked the top 25 wealthiest communities in the country and put New Canaan at No. 1, Darien at No. 2, Westport at No. 5 (all have ZIP codes covering their entire towns), and Greenwich at No. 14 -- the only communities in Connecticut to make the list.
Jim Barton August 19, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Rich in money. Poor in humanity by some including ...well...I can't say.
arnold karp August 20, 2013 at 07:59 AM
just wish we had money for town projects

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