Fairfield County, Connecticut (CT)

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County population in 2012: 933,835 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 882,567 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 171,695
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 58,472
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 224,509
Renter-occupied apartments: 105,378 (it was 99,723 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 626 sq. mi.

Water area: 211.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 1480 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fairfield County: 135.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.6%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Fairfield County, Connecticut:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.1%)
  • Asian alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Connecticut median age:  40.0 years
Males: 445,601  (46.5%)
Females: 471,228  (53.5%)
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Fairfield County,CT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Fairfield County:

2.0 people
Connecticut:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $82,084 ($65,249 in 1999)

This county:

$82084
Connecticut:

$67098

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,132 (lower quartile is $781, upper quartile is $1,602)
This county:

$1132
State:

$882


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $420,600 (it was $265,100 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$420,600
Connecticut:

$267,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $262,200 - $722,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,614
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,001

Institutionalized population: 9,152
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Health of residents in Fairfield County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
78.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
89.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
80.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.
14.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1438 buildings, average cost: $477,200
  • 2008: 713 buildings, average cost: $529,200
  • 2009: 476 buildings, average cost: $510,300

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $7,060 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,691 (1.6%)

Fairfield County household income distribution in 2009 Fairfield County home values distribution Fairfield County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.2% for American Indian residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
Fairfield County:

9.6%
Connecticut:

10.7%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.2% for American Indian residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Danbury, CT HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fairfield County is $992 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1148 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1374 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, Greenwich, Fairfield, Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Westport.

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

2005 air pollution in Fairfield County:

Carbon Monoxide: 3 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.015 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.146 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.104 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 41 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 38 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.006 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Fairfield County: Woodcock Nature Center (A), Wilton Station (B), Wilton Riding Club (C), Whitney Farms Golf Club (D), Diamond Hill (E), Twin Bridges Picnic Area (F), Thomas F Dolan Commons (G), The Village (H), Stevenson Station (I), Stanwich Club (J), Lakewood Camp (K), South Wilton Station (L), South Benson Marina (M), Silvermine Industrial Park (N), Silvermine Golf Club (O), Codfish Hill (P), Twin Bridges (Q), Rolling Hills Country Club (R), Ridgefield Golf Course (S), Redding Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sand Hill Plaza Shopping Center (1), White Turkey Plaza Shopping Center (2), Village Shopping Center (3), Village Center Shopping Center (4), Tunxis Hill Shopping Center (5), Sandy Hook Plaza Shopping Center (6), Rickys Shopping Center (7), New Fairfield Shopping Center (8), Monroe Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fairfield County include: Stanwich Church (A), Zion Hill Church (B), Franciscan Monastery (C), Beaver Bog Church (D), Our Lady of Fatima Church (E), Assumption Church (F), Baum Shalom (G), Black Rock Congregational Church (H), Christ Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old West Cemetery (1), Berkshire Cemetery (2), Parade Hill Cemetery (3), Pecks Cemetery (4), Bradley Cemetery (5), Brown Cemetery (6), Putnam Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Candees Pond (A), Carp Pond (B), Sympaug Pond (C), Cavanaugh Pond (D), Taunton Pond (E), Taylors Pond (F), Thayers Pond (G), Timber Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Limekiln Brook (A), Little River (B), Londons Brook (C), Mann Brook (D), Mayapple Brook (E), Merwin Brook (F), Morehouse Brook (G), Mullens Brook (H), Nob Crook Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fairfield County include: West Mountain Refuge (1), Wild Flower Sanctuary (2), William Wolfe Park (3), Williams Park (4), Bruce Park (5), Veterans Park (6), Town Park (7), Dickinson Memorial Park (8), Scribner Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Neighboring counties: Litchfield County , New Haven County , Dutchess County, New York , Putnam County, New York , Westchester County, New York .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Connecticut:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 44,981
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 149,038 (42% naturalized citizens)

Fairfield County:

16.9%
Whole state:

10.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 41,525
  • 1990 to 1994: 22,728
  • 1985 to 1989: 20,679
  • 1980 to 1984: 15,188
  • 1975 to 1979: 9,443
  • 1970 to 1974: 9,215
  • 1970 to 1974: 9,372
  • 1965 to 1969: 20,888

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.0%

Fairfield County marital status for males Fairfield County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Fairfield County with a mortgage: 133,716 (12,142 second mortgage, 20,568 home equity loan, 453 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 50,476

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fairfield County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic404,34194
Mainline Protestant82,604175
Evangelical Protestant46,888242
Other32,50195
Orthodox9,21521
Black Protestant4,14427
None337,136-
Fairfield County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 223
Fairfield County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
This 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.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 861
This county:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Fairfield County:

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
State:

21.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.2%
State:

15.8%

Agriculture in Fairfield County:

Average size of farms: 45 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,478
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $5750.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,522
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.58%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,613
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 69.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.21%
Vegetables: 373 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 310 acres

Tornado activity:

Fairfield County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Connecticut state average. It is 7535417.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/29/1990, a tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield County-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 196.1 miles away from Fairfield County 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 227.2 miles away from the county 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 153.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from the county 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 216.7 miles away from Fairfield County 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 119.3 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Haiti (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fairfield County (%):

  • Italian (18%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Russian (2%)

Fairfield County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 313,187 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 40,131 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,654 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 85 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 620 (0%)
  • Railroad: 22,947 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 22 (0%)
  • Taxi: 696 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 134 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 514 (0%)
  • Walked: 9,586 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,697 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 18,964 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 2000:

  • 6,503 people in nursing homes
  • 5,457 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,326 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,079 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 796 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 694 people in state prisons
  • 421 people in religious group quarters
  • 264 people in other group homes
  • 233 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 219 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 214 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 190 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 123 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 102 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 93 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 84 people in halfway houses
  • 71 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 47 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 42 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in institutions for the blind
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 2010:

  • 6,810 people in college/university student housing
  • 5,839 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,518 people in state prisons
  • 1,339 people in federal prisons
  • 1,147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 833 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 648 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 308 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 270 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 251 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 90 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 26 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $111,811.

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%

1.09% relocated from other counties in Connecticut ($13,423 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($89,960 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

3.22%
Connecticut average:

2.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Bronx County, NY  0.14% ($49,548)
from Litchfield County, CT  0.13% ($56,958)
from Queens County, NY  0.13% ($73,481)
from Hartford County, CT  0.12% ($52,589)


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%

1.16% relocated to other counties in Connecticut ($13,907 average AGI)
3.33% relocated to other states ($67,311 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

3.33%
Connecticut average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.15% ($64,663)
to Hartford County, CT  0.12% ($65,973)
to Kings County, NY  0.09% ($64,708)
to Queens County, NY  0.08% ($42,635)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Fairfield County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Fairfield County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Fairfield County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 124,839 (112,954 aged, 11,885 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.3
  • Suffocation - 18.8
  • Poisoning - 15.7
  • Other - 9.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 897,661

Size of family households: 85,494 2-persons, 54,697 3-persons, 53,502 4-persons, 25,172 5-persons, 8,902 6-persons, 5,129 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 83,493 1-person, 15,167 2-persons, 2,230 3-persons, 994 4-persons, 437 5-persons, 186 6-persons, 142 7-or-more-persons.

167,032 married couples with children.
41,379 single-parent households (6,664 men, 34,715 women).

76.1% of residents of Fairfield County speak English at home.
11.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
10.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,729,172,000 ($7450 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,449,436,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,809,722,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,145,064,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $22,877,000
Federal grants: $969,715,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,523,731,000 ($2,378,549,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $258,064,000 ($35,299,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,802,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $480,702,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,337,203,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 63,450
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 35,981
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35,546
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+22 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -41,408
Here -46 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Fairfield County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 158.19 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,604
  • 2000 to 2004: 24,086
  • 1990 to 1999: 21,624
  • 1980 to 1989: 41,086
  • 1970 to 1979: 48,786
  • 1960 to 1969: 51,940
  • 1950 to 1959: 63,572
  • 1940 to 1949: 29,542
  • 1939 or earlier: 77,235
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 306
  • 2 rooms: 1,713
  • 3 rooms: 5,962
  • 4 rooms: 16,736
  • 5 rooms: 30,709
  • 6 rooms: 43,059
  • 7 rooms: 39,531
  • 8 rooms: 37,661
  • 9+ rooms: 48,832
  • 1 room: 5,326
  • 2 rooms: 11,719
  • 3 rooms: 20,355
  • 4 rooms: 25,146
  • 5 rooms: 21,163
  • 6 rooms: 8,883
  • 7 rooms: 3,198
  • 8 rooms: 2,048
  • 9+ rooms: 1,885
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 448
  • 1 bedroom: 9,807
  • 2 bedrooms: 42,343
  • 3 bedrooms: 89,624
  • 4 bedrooms: 62,619
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19,668
  • no bedroom: 6,371
  • 1 bedroom: 32,520
  • 2 bedrooms: 37,477
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,971
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,208
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,176
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,929
  • 1 vehicle: 56,023
  • 2 vehicles: 109,446
  • 3 vehicles: 38,156
  • 4 vehicles: 10,407
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,548
  • no vehicle: 20,950
  • 1 vehicle: 45,616
  • 2 vehicles: 26,272
  • 3 vehicles: 5,068
  • 4 vehicles: 1,067
  • 5+ vehicles: 750

60% of Fairfield County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16% lived in Connecticut.

Fairfield County:

60.4%
State average:

60.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $298,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fairfield County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60.6%)
  • Utility gas (27.9%)
  • Electricity (9.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (42.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.9%)
  • Electricity (26.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,869
Here:

13.1%
Connecticut:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,748
Here:

14.1%
Connecticut:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,059
Here:

40.9%
Connecticut:

33.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Fairfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Fairfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 209 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,793$281,6434,869$444,11022,119$396,009849$307,29629$4,709,379991$367,95513$135,462
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED142$292,303542$493,4782,137$401,589150$165,9074$561,250116$375,1643$43,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED405$253,541827$425,6777,134$399,261554$176,4332$591,500548$289,07111$66,727
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN301$284,355659$395,0144,008$372,443143$399,74112$4,495,083221$367,6650$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS64$277,250203$403,9361,224$399,83359$322,6100$070$298,9432$30,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 170 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED446$308,457180$328,5220$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED204$304,230126$322,6594$277,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED128$357,633119$329,2610$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$314,09137$321,9730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS26$322,4626$333,1671$191,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Fairfield County, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8,23981.4 years
John8,04475.1 years
Joseph5,30275.8 years
William4,82074.4 years
Helen3,79380.8 years
Anna3,71583.0 years
George3,24475.7 years
Margaret3,11280.9 years
James3,08273.1 years
Elizabeth2,85481.5 years
Most common last names in Fairfield County, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,44776.0 years
Johnson88676.8 years
Brown78375.2 years
Miller64977.8 years
Williams62873.3 years
Anderson55477.6 years
Jones50073.5 years
Davis47373.2 years
Wilson43375.3 years
Taylor40176.4 years
Businesses in Fairfield County, CT
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4JCPenney2
A&P3JoS. A. Bank5
ALDO2Johnny Rockets1
AT&T5Jones New York4
Abercrombie & Fitch2Journeys2
Abercrombie Kids2Justice2
Ace Hardware2KFC4
Advance Auto Parts2Kohl's3
Aeropostale2Kroger2
American Eagle Outfitters2LA Fitness2
Ann Taylor5La Quinta2
Apple Store2La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's1Lane Bryant1
Arby's2Lane Furniture4
Audi2LensCrafters2
AutoZone4Little Caesars Pizza1
Avenue1Lowe's1
BMW3Macy's2
Bakers1Marriott6
Bally Total Fitness1Marshalls5
Banana Republic3MasterBrand Cabinets37
Barnes & Noble2Mazda2
Baskin-Robbins7McDonald's19
Bath & Body Works2Men's Wearhouse5
Bed Bath & Beyond4Microtel1
Bentleymotors.Com1Motherhood Maternity4
Best Cellars3New Balance28
Best Western1New York & Co2
Blockbuster7Nike17
Brooks Brothers3Nissan3
Brookstone2OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King6Outback3
CVS20Outback Steakhouse3
Cache1Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express2
Charlotte Russe2Panera Bread5
Chevrolet4Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's3Payless6
Chipotle1Penske3
Cinnabon 2PetSmart1
Clarks2Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut1
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn2
Costco1Quality1
Crate & Barrel1Quiznos3
Curves4RadioShack15
DHL7Raymour & Flanigan1
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Rite Aid10
Decora Cabinetry12Ruby Tuesday3
Dennys1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Domino's Pizza4Sears5
DressBarn4Sephora3
Dressbarn4Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts57Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts2
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel10
Express2Staples5
Famous Footwear1Starbucks24
Fashion Bug2Stop & Shop16
FedEx157Subaru1
Finish Line2Subway33
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Super 81
Foot Locker2T-Mobile12
Ford1T.J.Maxx4
Forever 212Taco Bell4
GNC9Talbots4
GameStop9Target3
Gap8The Athlete's Foot3
Goodwill1The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree2The Food Emporium1
H&M2The Room Place4
H&R Block13Toyota4
Haagen-Dazs1Toys"R"Us3
Haworth1Trader Joe's2
Hilton4True Value8
Holiday Inn3U-Haul11
Hollister Co.2UPS125
Home Depot2Urban Outfitters1
Homestead Studio Suites1Verizon Wireless6
Honda1Victoria's Secret4
Hot Topic2Volkswagen3
Howard Johnson1Walgreens14
Hyatt1Walmart3
Hyundai2Wendy's3
IHOP1Wet Seal2
J. Jill2Whole Foods Market3
J.Crew6YMCA15

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