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Fairfield County, Connecticut (CT)

County population in 2016: 944,177 (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: 1509 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairfield County: 133.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Fairfield County, Connecticut:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (19.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.6%)
  • Asian alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Some other race alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Connecticut median age:

40.9 years
Males: 459,940  (48.7%)
Females: 484,237  (51.3%)
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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 2016: $90,123 ($65,249 in 1999)
This county:

$90,123
Connecticut:

$73,433

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,244 (lower quartile is $874, upper quartile is $1,758)
This county:

$1244
State:

$948


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $423,200 (it was $265,100 in 2000)
Fairfield:

$423,200
Connecticut:

$274,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $283,800 - $723,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $755,323
Here:

$755,323
State:

$405,462

Townhouses or other attached units: $347,552
Here:

$347,552
State:

$254,601

In 2-unit structures: $307,818
Here:

$307,818
State:

$234,255

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,757
Here:

$310,757
State:

$238,481

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $297,831
Here:

$297,831
State:

$203,127

Mobile homes: $213,330
Here:

$213,330
State:

$98,459

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,695
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,041

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 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
77.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
83.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
79.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.
14.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1661 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 1998: 1897 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 1999: 1758 buildings, average cost: $236,900
  • 2000: 1602 buildings, average cost: $289,300
  • 2001: 1521 buildings, average cost: $286,800
  • 2002: 1598 buildings, average cost: $308,800
  • 2003: 1550 buildings, average cost: $330,500
  • 2004: 1840 buildings, average cost: $361,800
  • 2005: 2054 buildings, average cost: $360,000
  • 2006: 1480 buildings, average cost: $459,000
  • 2007: 1438 buildings, average cost: $477,200
  • 2008: 713 buildings, average cost: $529,200
  • 2009: 476 buildings, average cost: $510,300
  • 2010: 546 buildings, average cost: $522,000
  • 2011: 583 buildings, average cost: $497,600
  • 2012: 634 buildings, average cost: $522,600
  • 2013: 870 buildings, average cost: $570,000
  • 2014: 987 buildings, average cost: $545,100
  • 2015: 800 buildings, average cost: $614,900
  • 2016: 712 buildings, average cost: $598,900
  • 2017: 765 buildings, average cost: $633,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Fairfield, CT residents
Average permit cost in Fairfield, CT
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $7,561 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,901 (1.8%)

Fairfield County household income distribution in 2013 Fairfield County home values distribution in 2013 Fairfield County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.6%
Fairfield County:

8.6%
Connecticut:

9.8%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 1.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.2% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.4 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 41.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.1 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 37.3 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.7 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 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

2012 air pollution in Fairfield County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.353 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Connecticut:

4.2%

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: 90.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 46.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 205,557 (47.5% naturalized citizens)

Fairfield County:

21.8%
Whole state:

14.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 34,5902010 or later
  • 63,6702000 to 2009
  • 46,9961990 to 1999
  • 35,8671980 to 1989
  • 18,6581970 to 1979
  • 30,260Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 206,370
  • One, attached: 28,068
  • Two: 33,363
  • 3 or 4: 29,304
  • 5 to 9: 16,338
  • 10 to 19: 12,495
  • 20 to 49: 13,526
  • 50 or more: 27,008
  • Mobile homes: 1,438
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 100

Housing units in Fairfield County with a mortgage: 154,522 (3,972 second mortgage, 27,572 home equity loan, 1,401 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 64,327

Here:

70.6% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fairfield County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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

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:

  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3361: February 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 3361, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4106: March 21, 2013, FEMA Id: 4106, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3353: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3353, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4087: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4087, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3342: October 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 3342, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4046: November 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 4046, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Connecticut Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4023: September 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 4023, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Connecticut Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3331: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3331, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Connecticut Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 12, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1958: March 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 1958, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to May 17, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1904: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1904, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (8%)
  • India (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Brazil (6%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fairfield County


  • Italian (12%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • American (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Haitian (2%)

Fairfield County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 371,550 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 39,514 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13,595 (2.8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 186 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 735 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 10,811 (2.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 62 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,050 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 529 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 11,990 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 28,121 (5.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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 $182,980.

4.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($133,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Connecticut average:

4.51%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($6,479 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.05%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

1.01% relocated from other counties in Connecticut ($17,213 average AGI)
3.28% relocated from other states ($109,447 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

3.28%
Connecticut average:

2.46%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Haven County, CT  0.69% ($67,908 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.55% ($142,930)
from New York County, NY  0.38% ($371,382)
from Bronx County, NY  0.16% ($48,387)
from Queens County, NY  0.14% ($79,990)
from Kings County, NY  0.13% ($125,025)
from Litchfield County, CT  0.13% ($78,338)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($189,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Connecticut average:

5.34%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,815 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

1.30% relocated to other counties in Connecticut ($18,584 average AGI)
3.91% relocated to other states ($165,228 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

3.91%
Connecticut average:

3.28%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Haven County, CT  0.89% ($57,745 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.41% ($196,777)
to Westchester County, NY  0.26% ($144,605)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.18% ($91,557)
to Hartford County, CT  0.14% ($71,617)
to Kings County, NY  0.12% ($66,444)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.10% ($514,261)

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 2014: 11.5

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 2014: 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 2013: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fairfield County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Fairfield County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 125,915 (112,941 aged, 12,974 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,370 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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: 944,177
  • In family households: 795,257 (119,557 male householders, 113,513 female householders)
    178,054 spouses, 302,720 children (290,867 natural, 5,049 adopted, 6,804 stepchildren), 14,771 grandchildren, 11,052 brothers or sisters, 18,574 parents, 15,689 other relatives, 21,327 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 130,554 (45,058 male householders (34,165 living alone)), 57,190 female householders (49,774 living alone)), 28,306 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18,366

Size of family households: 91,874 2-persons, 59,621 3-persons, 50,502 4-persons, 21,451 5-persons, 6,479 6-persons, 3,143 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 83,939 1-person, 15,061 2-persons, 2,117 3-persons, 714 4-persons, 341 5-persons, 76 6-persons.

155,381 married couples with children.
45,004 single-parent households (9,295 men, 35,709 women).

69.5% of residents of Fairfield speak English at home.
16.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
10.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,729,172,000 ($7,450 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:

7.0
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Year house built in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • 4,5072014 or later
  • 9,6532010 to 2013
  • 24,5852000 to 2009
  • 25,7271990 to 1999
  • 42,1781980 to 1989
  • 46,5821970 to 1979
  • 52,7271960 to 1969
  • 55,1221950 to 1959
  • 29,7811940 to 1949
  • 77,1481939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • 7861 room
  • 1,1432 rooms
  • 5,7673 rooms
  • 17,1194 rooms
  • 28,8325 rooms
  • 38,1886 rooms
  • 35,4767 rooms
  • 32,7468 rooms
  • 58,7929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • 6,3141 room
  • 7,4442 rooms
  • 24,3393 rooms
  • 34,1894 rooms
  • 22,0035 rooms
  • 10,8956 rooms
  • 5,6867 rooms
  • 2,4838 rooms
  • 3,1169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • 1,071no bedroom
  • 7,8841 bedroom
  • 39,3972 bedrooms
  • 79,6123 bedrooms
  • 68,0034 bedrooms
  • 22,8825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • 6,910no bedroom
  • 32,2361 bedroom
  • 44,7552 bedrooms
  • 24,4773 bedrooms
  • 5,6914 bedrooms
  • 2,4005+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4,502no vehicle
  • 52,3611 vehicle
  • 97,8252 vehicles
  • 46,9433 vehicles
  • 13,1584 vehicles
  • 4,0605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fairfield County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 20,647no vehicle
  • 53,9031 vehicle
  • 31,2662 vehicles
  • 7,9163 vehicles
  • 2,2864 vehicles
  • 4515+ vehicles

87.6% of Fairfield County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Connecticut.

Fairfield County:

87.6%
State average:

88.0%

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

  • This state: 414,762
  • Other state: 298,376
  • Northeast: 213,107
  • Midwest: 26,437
  • South: 41,066
  • West: 17,766
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fairfield County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.8%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.6%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Electricity
  • 17.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12,068
Here:

12.1%
Connecticut:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,749
Here:

16.4%
Connecticut:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21,112
Here:

39.8%
Connecticut:

33.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 10,567
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,957
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,610
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,076
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,187
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,304
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,243
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,818
Fairfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunk persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Fairfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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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 in Fairfield, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fairfield, CT - 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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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"