About This Place
Westport is a coastal town located on Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 47 miles (76 km) northeast of New York City in the United States. Westport ranks tenth among the wealthiest towns in the United States with populations between 20,000 and 65,000, and is the second wealthiest town in the state after Darien. The population was 26,391 at the 2010 census. Westport is home to the Westport Country Playhouse, the Westport Public Library, and Staples High School.
The town government consists of a three-member Board of Selectmen, a Representative Town Meeting (RTM), a Board of Finance, a Board of Education, a Planning and Zoning Commission, and various other commissions, boards, and committees.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Westport has a total area of 33.3 square miles (86 km2). 20.0 square miles (52 km2) or 60.02% of it is land and 13.3 square miles (34 km2) or 39.98% is water.