Fairfield County, CT

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2021 Population
956,446
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
40.7
0.245% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
9.19%
3.03% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$101,194
2021 Median Property Value
$443,100

About

In 2021, Fairfield County, CT had a population of 956k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $101,194.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield County, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.22%), Other (Hispanic) (7.33%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.4%).

None of the households in Fairfield County, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.9% of the residents in Fairfield County, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Harris School of Business-Danbury (234 degrees awarded in 2018), Cortiva Institute-Westport (91 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Danbury (56 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Fairfield County, CT was $443,100, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Fairfield County, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfield County, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fairfield County, CT is home to a population of 956k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 22.3% of Fairfield County, CT residents were born outside of the country (214k people).

In 2021, there were 5.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (572k people) in Fairfield County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 78.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2021, 88.9% of Fairfield County, CT residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairfield County, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    572k ± 1.43k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 1.27k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    78.7k ± 3.12k
20.5%
Hispanic Population
196k people

In 2021, there were 5.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (572k people) in Fairfield County, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 78.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.5% of the people in Fairfield County, CT are hispanic (196k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fairfield County, CT as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
214k people
21.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
207k people

As of 2021, 22.3% of Fairfield County, CT residents (214k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,600 ± 670
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,406 ± 497
  3. Korea
    2,594 ± 316

Fairfield County, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fairfield County, CT employs 485k people. The largest industries in Fairfield County, CT are , and the highest paying industries are .

Occupations

485k
2021 Value
± 5,634

In 2021, there were 485k employees (± 5,634) in Fairfield County, CT.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfield County, CT, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfield County, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

485k
2021 Value
± 5,634

In 2021, there were 485k employees (± 5,634) in Fairfield County, CT.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfield County, CT, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfield County, CT, though some of these residents may live in Fairfield County, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 12,251
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,975
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 7,690
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fairfield County, CT went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.972%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2018, universities in Fairfield County, CT awarded 381 degrees. The student population of Fairfield County, CT in 2018 is skewed towards women, with 31 male students and 93 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairfield County, CT are White (138 and 36.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (137 and 36%), Unknown (56 and 14.7%), and Black or African American (34 and 8.92%).

The largest universities in Fairfield County, CT by number of degrees awarded are Harris School of Business-Danbury (234 and 61.4%), Cortiva Institute-Westport (91 and 23.9%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Danbury (56 and 14.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfield County, CT was $443,100 in 2021, which is 1.57 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between N/A and 2021 the median property value increased from N/A to $443,100, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Fairfield County, CT is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fairfield County, CT have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairfield County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$443,100
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,016
N/A
Median Property Taxes
±N/A

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfield County, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fairfield County, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2021
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 66.6% of the housing units in Fairfield County, CT were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the tracts in Fairfield County, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$101,194
Median Household Income
± $1,352
349k
Number of Households
± 4,594

In 2021, the median household income of the 349k households in Fairfield County, CT was $101,194.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield County, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairfield County, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (67.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.28%)

In 2021, 67.1% of workers in Fairfield County, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.28%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfield County, CT have a similar commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.58% of the workforce in Fairfield County, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield County, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fairfield County, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfield County, CT (86.4k out of 940k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfield County, CT is false, followed by false and false.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.3% of the population of Fairfield County, CT has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see 1060 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,060 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1,074 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in .

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

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Uninsured People

7.74%
Uninsured
53%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.44%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fairfield County, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 28.9 in Fairfield County, CT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 24.4% in Fairfield County, CT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.32% in Fairfield County, CT.

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