Fairfield County, CT

944,177 Population
625 square miles 1,510.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
26.4%
was 26.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Population Density
1,510.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.4%
was 50.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.8%
was 21.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Percent Under 18
23.1%
was 23.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Percent 65 and Over
14.8%
was 14.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in CT

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5.3
Ranked 3rd Lowest in CT
Percent Living in Poverty
8.6%
was 8.9%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in CT
Median Household Income
$86,670
was $86,414
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Gini Income Distribution
 
54
54
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,864
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Patents per 100,000
74
Ranked 2nd Highest in CT

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.5
was 1.5
Ranked 5th Highest in CT
Violent Crimes per 100,000
205.8
was 242.5
Ranked 3rd Highest in CT
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,499.7
was 1,615.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in CT

 Housing

Total Housing Units
368,010
was 366,129
Ranked 2nd Highest in CT
Median Rent
$1,412
was $1,428
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Total Building Permits
2,501
was 2,138
 
Occupied Housing Units
335,318
was 333,528
 
Homeownership Rate
65.3%
was 67.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in CT
Single Family Building Permits
870
was 634
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
588.8
was 585.8
Ranked 2nd Highest in CT
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.9%
was 23.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in CT
Multifamily Building Permits
1,631
was 1,504
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
Ranked 1st Highest in CT
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.9
was 5.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.7
was 2.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.9%
was 93.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in CT
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.7%
Ranked 8th Highest in CT
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 98.4%
Ranked 7th Highest in CT

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.1%
was 90.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in CT
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
46.6%
was 46.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in CT

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