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Old 03-19-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Fairfield County Is Connecticut's Fastest-Growing Region | The Wilton Daily Voice

A bit surprising, and not being captured by CERC or C-D. Both show a near static population projection.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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I'm surprised, too. Here's my advice for anyone looking to relocate to FFC: Bring money!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Sounds like the population increase isn't in the affluent towns. Which makes sense, as real estate is in short supply.

High birth rate and immigrants? I'm betting Danbury, Norwalk, Bridgeport and possibly Stamford saw the biggest increases.

Bridgeport has so much potential for positive growth. There should be more new apartment buildings popping up, but there aren't. Will it ever happen?
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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They should also do a study to register the growth rate of the road network. I'm afraid this will be a painful reality check.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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They should also do a study to register the growth rate of the road network. I'm afraid this will be a painful reality check.
Traffic is only going to get worse.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Sounds like the population increase isn't in the affluent towns. Which makes sense, as real estate is in short supply.

High birth rate and immigrants? I'm betting Danbury, Norwalk, Bridgeport and possibly Stamford saw the biggest increases.

Bridgeport has so much potential for positive growth. There should be more new apartment buildings popping up, but there aren't. Will it ever happen?
I'm not so sure about that... Greenwich, Ridgefield (+1,000 over the past two years), and Shelton are adding at a pretty quick pace. Stamford is leading though with a net gain of 1,200 last year (and construction to match). Danbury not far behind.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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According to the last census, Connecticut's population grew by 5% from 2000 to 2010. I think that surprised a lot of people since everyone felt the state was stagnant. Still this grow rate is good since it allows us to plan for growth and control it. That is very important if we want to preserve our state's character. Jay
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Bridgeport grew in the 2010 Census for the first time since 1950. A lot of it is people from inner city parts of NY and NJ (and to a lesser extent Stamford and Norwalk) looking for cheaper housing.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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According to the last census, Connecticut's population grew by 5% from 2000 to 2010. I think that surprised a lot of people since everyone felt the state was stagnant. Still this grow rate is good since it allows us to plan for growth and control it. That is very important if we want to preserve our state's character. Jay
Here's what I see happening in the next 10 years: I see the more rural towns forming land trusts to acquire open space to retain their character and prevent spawl. This is already happening in some of the more affluent suburbs closer to urban areas (i.e, Simsbury, Farmington, Glastonbury). The good news is areas like these will retain their character, and avoid becoming over-populated. On the other hand, these areas could become very expensive (even more so than now) because of a shortage of housing and a demand for it. At the same time, our cities could continue to grow. It may mean more density and traffic (as previously noted), but it also may bring in reinvestment in some urban areas that are currently neglected. It will be very interesting to see what happens to this state the next decade.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:26 AM
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According to the last census, Connecticut's population grew by 5% from 2000 to 2010. I think that surprised a lot of people since everyone felt the state was stagnant. Still this grow rate is good since it allows us to plan for growth and control it. That is very important if we want to preserve our state's character. Jay
In all likelihood, most of the state is stagnant. Much of the population growth seems to be concentrated in very select geographical areas. This could explain why so many people perceive the state to be stagnant.
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