Fairfield, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 59,404. Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 28,233  (47.5%)
Females: 31,171  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06430.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $102,188 (it was $83,512 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$102,188
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $55,000 (it was $43,670 in 2000)

Fairfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $473,550 (it was $311,200 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$473,550
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $699,891; Detached houses: $735,945; Townhouses or other attached units: $479,692; In 2-unit structures: $396,151; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $417,754; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $313,905; Mobile homes: $405,014
Fairfield races chart
  • White alone - 52,278 (88.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2,999 (5.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2,177 (3.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,015 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 737 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 173 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.03%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.01%)

Races in Fairfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairfield: 349.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.2%), Italian (19.7%), English (12.3%), German (11.6%), Polish (6.8%), Hungarian (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1639

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 30.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,978 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfield, Connecticut map

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield town:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

5,169 residents are foreign born (5.1% Europe, 2.0% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

This town:  9.0%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Fairfield, Connecticut as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fairfield to the number of sex offenders is 4,429 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fairfield town:  1.3% ($4,144)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)
Fairfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (34.6 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (39.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Southport, CT (1.6 miles ), Bridgeport, CT (1.8 miles ), Westport, CT (2.3 miles ), Easton, CT (2.5 miles ), Trumbull, CT (2.5 miles ), Stratford, CT (2.6 miles ), Weston, CT (2.6 miles ), Wilton Center, CT (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 130 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 1998: 134 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 1999: 77 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $197,200
  • 2001: 43 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $275,600
  • 2004: 88 buildings, average cost: $298,000
  • 2005: 145 buildings, average cost: $266,600
  • 2006: 106 buildings, average cost: $296,800
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $320,900
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $451,900
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $338,400
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $513,300
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $351,700
  • 2012: 50 buildings, average cost: $460,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.17 N, Longitude: 73.26 W

Area code: 203

Fairfield household income distribution Fairfield home values distribution

Crime rates in Fairfield by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000021020000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.03.51.70.03.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1135743252212
per 100,000 1.81.75.18.611.96.95.23.58.73.53.41.73.3
Robberies 20121313154111412915913
per 100,000 35.820.822.322.425.56.919.124.220.815.725.715.121.6
Assaults 211723222721172026181418
per 100,000 3.619.112.039.637.446.636.429.434.745.330.923.529.9
Burglaries 202227205221178202167174152218118194231
per 100,000 361.4393.6351.8380.4303.0348.8289.3300.6264.0380.2202.3326.0384.2
Thefts 9379308879921,0559528717538818388498851,000
per 100,000 1676.41612.71522.41707.51795.91643.71508.91300.81530.41461.41455.51487.01663.3
Auto thefts 1529175113749272564854775270
per 100,000 271.9157.8128.7194.5126.0158.8124.796.783.494.2132.087.4116.4
Arson 4152321000061
per 100,000 7.21.78.63.45.13.51.70.00.00.00.010.11.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 132.2120.9113.5137.4133.0131.9115.7100.7118.1113.6103.6104.0122.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fairfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 111 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Connecticut average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Connecticut:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Work and jobs in Fairfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairfield, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Fairfield town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 230.6 miles away from Fairfield center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from Fairfield center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Matt Morgan (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Meg Ryan - Actress, Charles A.R. Dimon - Brigadier general in the Army during the Civil War, Henry Fairfield Osborn - Conservationist, Julius Boros - Professional golfer, Justin Long - Actor, David LaChapelle - Photographer, Rosanna Warren - Poet, David Pittu - Film actor, Elizabeth Pelton - Swimmer.

Main business address for: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO (ELECTRONIC & OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (NO COMPUTER EQUIP)), COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC (PATENT OWNERS & LESSORS), ROLLER BEARING CO OF AMERICA INC (BALL & ROLLER BEARINGS), ACME UNITED CORP (CUTLERY, HANDTOOLS & GENERAL HARDWARE), IMS HEALTH INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROCESSING & DATA PREPARATION).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairfield:

  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (777 COMMERCE DRIVE, SUITE 220)
  • BLACK ROCK DIALYSIS (427 STILLSON RD)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - FAIRFIELD (500 KINGS HWY)
  • JEWISH HOME CARE AGENCY (175 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • SHAMROCK VNA HHA AGENCY INC (400 POST ROAD)
  • CAMBRIDGE MANOR (2428 EASTON TNPK)
  • CAROLTON CHRONIC AND CONV HOSP, (400 MILL PLAIN RD)
  • JEWISH HM FOR THE ELDERLY FAIR (175 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • LUDLOWE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (118 JEFFERSON STREET)

Heliports located in Fairfield:

Amtrak stations near Fairfield:

  • 4 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: STAMFORD (WASHINGTON BLVD. & E. STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: NEW HAVEN (50 UNION AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Fairfield:

  • Sacred Heart University (Full-time enrollment: 5,650; Location: 5151 Park Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sacredheart.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Fairfield University (FT enrollment: 4,640; Location: 1073 N Benson Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: fairfield.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fairfield:

  • Housatonic Community College (about 4 miles; Bridgeport, CT; Full-time enrollment: 3,677)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 4 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,708)
  • Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (about 6 miles; Stratford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Norwalk Community College (about 12 miles; Norwalk, CT; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • University of New Haven (about 18 miles; West Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 6,205)
  • Western Connecticut State University (about 19 miles; Danbury, CT; FT enrollment: 5,345)
  • Stony Brook University (about 20 miles; Stony Brook, NY; FT enrollment: 22,071)

Public high schools in Fairfield:

Private high schools in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD COLLEGE PREPARATORY (Students: 892; Location: 1073 N BENSON RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 220 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fairfield:

  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 1719 POST RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAIRFIELD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 2970 BRONSON RD; Grades: KG - 9; Boys only)
  • OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 605 STRATFIELD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 140 EDISON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE UNQUOWA SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 981 STRATFIELD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HUNT RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 834 BROOKSIDE DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GREAT BEGINNINGS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 148 BEACH RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HILLEL ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 1571 STRATFIELD RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: 760 TAHMORE DR; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Fairfield

Library in Fairfield:

  • FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,913,384; Location: 1080 OLD POST RD.; 291,951 books; 18 e-books; 18,402 audio materials; 21,746 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 671 print serial subscriptions; 22 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Fairfield: Thomas F Dolan Commons (A), The Village (B), Southport Station (C), South Benson Marina (D), Pine Creek Park 3 Golf Course (E), Pequot Yacht Club (F), Brooklawn Country Club (G), H Smith-Richardson Golf Club (H), Fairfield Station (I), Fairfield Railroad Station (J), Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course (K), Dolan Campus (L), Country Club of Fairfield (M), Lukacs Gallery (N), Loyola Hall (O), Lawrence A Wien Experimental Theatre (P), Kostka Hall (Q), John C Dolan Hall (R), Jogues Hall (S), Gustav and Dagmar Nyselius Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tunxis Hill Shopping Center (1), Penfield Shopping Center (2), Lake Hills Shopping Center (3), Fairfield Shopping Center (4), Dolans Corner Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fairfield include: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO (A), COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC (B), ROLLER BEARING CO OF AMERICA INC (C), ACME UNITED CORP (D), IMS HEALTH INC (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfield include: Assumption Church (A), Baum Shalom (B), Black Rock Congregational Church (C), Congregation Beth El (D), Congregation of Notre Dame (E), Egag Chapel of Saint Ignatius Loyola (F), Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old West Cemetery (1), Lawncroft Cemetery (2), Greenfield Hill Cemetery (3), Loyalty Cemetery (4), Old Burying Ground (5), Oaklawn Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hoyt Pond (A), Banks Pond (B), Perrys Millpond (C), Bellarmine Pond (D), Sherwood Millpond (E), Samp Mortar Reservoir (F), Moodys Mill Pond (G), Lake Mohegan (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Londons Brook (A), Mill River (B), Morehouse Brook (C), Pine Creek (D), Browns Brook (E), Cricker Brook (F), Great Brook (G), Horse Tavern Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairfield include: Veterans Park (1), Fairchild-Wheeler Park (2), Alumni Diamond (3), Alumni Field (4), Barlow Field (5), Brett Woods Park (6), Campion Field (7), Connecticut Audubon Society at Larsen Sanctuary (8), Fairfield Village Green (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Southport Beach (A), Sasco Hill Beach (B), Fairfield Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: CT Audubon Center at Fairfield - Birdcraft Sanctuary Museum (2325 Burr Street) (1), Historical Society of Fairfield (Museums; 636 Old Post Road) (2), Ogden House (Museums; 1520 Bronson Road) (3), CT Audubon Center at Fairfield - Fairfield Nature Center (Nature Centers; 2325 Burr Street) (4), Coolsports LTD (Recreational Trips & Guides; 28 reef road) (5), Pilgrimage Tours (Tours & Charters; 1719 Post Road) (6), Spectrum International Tours & Travel (Tours & Charters; 61 Unquowa Road) (7), Cruise & Resort Connection Inc (Tours & Charters; 1875 Post Road) (8), Go Go Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 63 Unquowa Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Casa Helga Villas/ Helga Travel Inc. (305 Old Oaks Road) (1), Seagrape Inn (1160 Reef Road) (2), Fairfield Motor Inn (417 Post Road) (3), Fairfield Inn (417 Post Road) (4), Hi-Ho Motel (4180 Black Rock Turnpike) (5), Best Western Fairfield Country Inn (100 Kings Highway Cutoff) (6), Merritt Parkway Motor Inn (4180 Black Rock Turnpike) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 110. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

110
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.267. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.267
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.17
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fairfield and their reported violations in the past:

LAKEVIEW CHARLESTOWN EARLY LRNING CTR. (Serves RI, Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2011), St Boil Water Order (NOV-30-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2011), St Boil Water Order (OCT-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Boil Water Order (SEP-06-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2007)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2007)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.6%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.6%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2010:

  • 3,282 people in college/university student housing
  • 958 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Fairfield in 2000:

  • 3,075 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 999 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fairfield compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Fairfield (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Villa Avenue Stop & Shop Branch, Stratfield Branch, Black Rock Turnpike Branch, Fairfield Branch, Fairfield Stop And Shop Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Fairfield Woods Branch, Greenfield Hill Branch, Fairfield Center Branch, Fairfield Kings Crossing Banking Cen. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Black Rock Turnpike Branch, Fairfield Branch, Fairfield Circle Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Citibank, National Association: Fairfield at 1275 Post Road, branch established on 1994/12/06; Black Rock at 1886 Black Rock Turnpike, branch established on 2007/11/21. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Black Rock Turnpike Branch at 1919 Black Rock Turnpike, branch established on 1993/07/12; Fairfield Branch at 1177 Post Road, branch established on 1959/10/01. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Downtown Fairfield at 1499 Post Road, branch established on 2005/08/29; Black Rock Branch at 2115 Black Rock Turnpike, branch established on 1997/04/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Fairfield Center Branch at 1761 Post Road, branch established on 2007/10/31; Fairfield Woods Branch at 2500 Black Rock Turnpike, branch established on 2008/03/24. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • The Bank of Fairfield: Black Rock Turnpike Branch at 2248 Black Rock Turnpike, branch established on 2008/12/17; The Bank Of Fairfield at 2150 Post Road, branch established on 2008/08/29. Info updated 2012/04/03: Bank assets: $114.7 mil, Deposits: $87.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bnc Financial Group, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Fairfield Branch at 1643 Post Road, branch established on 1971/01/30; Fairfield Branch at 1715 Black Rock Turnpike, branch established on 2005/08/20. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 5 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Connecticut:

  • Fairfield Motor Inn & Restaurant, 417 PO Rd, Fairfield, CT 06430 , Phone: (203) 255-0491, Fax: (203) 255-2073
  • Merritt Parkway Motor Inn, 4180 Black Rock TNPK, Fairfield, CT 06430 , Phone: (203) 259-5265
  • Scagrape Inn, 1160 Reef Rd, Fairfield, CT 06430 , Phone: (203) 255-6808
  • Best Western Black Rock Inn, 100 Kings Hwy Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 06824 , Phone: (203) 659-2200, Fax: (203) 659-2208
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Connecticut

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fairfield town (based on Fairfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.14%
Here: 70.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents70.1%6.3%4.4%4.1%2.5%
Congregations19.8%5.9%9.9%9.5%7.2%
NameMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.1%1.0%6.1%
Congregations1.9%4.8%3.4%1.9%35.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 223
Fairfield County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
Fairfield County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
Fairfield County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 861
Here:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.2%
State:

15.8%

4.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($105,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Connecticut average:

4.33%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,271 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.06%
Connecticut average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Haven County, CT  0.76% ($52,758 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.46% ($139,328)
from New York County, NY  0.33% ($245,665)


4.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($86,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Connecticut average:

4.84%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,846 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.11%
Connecticut average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Haven County, CT  0.80% ($51,822 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.37% ($103,222)
to Westchester County, NY  0.22% ($98,871)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WDJZ (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: PEOPLE'S BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • WICC (600 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WFIF (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MILFORD, CT)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCUM (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: RADIO CUMBRE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield:

  • WEBE (107.9 FM; WESTPORT, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVOF (88.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WWPT (90.3 FM; WESTPORT, CT; Owner: WESTPORT CT. BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W285DE (104.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: DANBURY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • W220AC (91.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WMNR-FM1 (88.1 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WMNR (88.1 FM; MONROE, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WEFX (95.9 FM; NORWALK, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WALK-FM (97.5 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W220CF (91.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield:

  • W65DZ (Channel 65; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fairfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 79
Total length: 197 meters (646ft)
Total costs: $126,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,220,354
Total average daily truck traffic: 455,044

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 21
  • 1940-1949: 7
  • 1950-1959: 36
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fairfield, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Douglas I Brandon, 281 Wood House Lane (Lat: 41.195833 Lon: -73.281389), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 51.8 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL
  • Douglas I Brandon, 281 Wood House Lane (Lat: 41.195833 Lon: -73.281389), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 51.8 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fairfield, CT)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

197 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fairfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 185
  • Hazardous Condition: 491
  • Service Call: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Fairfield

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fairfield, CT
Most common first names in Fairfield, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John55275.3 years
Mary54381.0 years
Joseph39075.6 years
Helen31480.4 years
Anna28383.6 years
William27774.8 years
Elizabeth22480.5 years
Margaret22478.3 years
George20075.3 years
Frank16676.4 years
Most common last names in Fairfield, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6977.4 years
Johnson5780.6 years
Anderson5576.9 years
Miller4877.6 years
Brown4780.6 years
Toth4075.9 years
Nagy3276.3 years
Horvath3277.5 years
Wilson3074.2 years
Kovacs2579.5 years
Businesses in Fairfield, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Hyundai1
AT&T2JoS. A. Bank1
Ann Taylor1Jones New York2
Audi1Kohl's1
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's4
Best Western1New Balance2
Blockbuster1Nike6
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
CVS3OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1RadioShack2
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
Dunkin Donuts5Stop & Shop2
FedEx8Trader Joe's1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1True Value1
GNC1UPS13
GameStop1Verizon Wireless2
Gap1Victoria's Secret1
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Home Depot1YMCA1

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians (population 50,000+)"
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  • #101 (06430) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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