Fairfield County CT Information


Fairfield County Subdivisions

Fairfield County CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 953,619
Population in Households 934,253
Population in Familes 775,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,366
Population Density1 1,526
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 345,105
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 238,470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 372,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227,134 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 117,971 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,169 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $464,146
Average Home Value $572,800


Median Household Income $86,233
Average Household Income $134,811
Per Capita Income $49,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.73%
Households 0.45% 0.62%
Families 0.38% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fairfield County CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairfield County to the other 8 counties and county equivalents in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 2 88th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.