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Danbury, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Danbury is the 7th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 83,783 as of July 1, 2016. Danbury ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Danbury is located at latitude 41.3987 and longitude -73.4781 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Danbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.94 sq. miles and a water area of 2.25 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 397 feet.

The City of Danbury (GNIS ID: 2378271) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Danbury is located within Town of Danbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Danbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Danbury: Beantown, The Hatchery.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 83,783
Population in Households 80,097
Population in Familes 63,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,686
Population Density1 1,998
Diversity Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,819
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 19,667
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 32,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,264 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,555 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,416 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $314,610
Average Home Value $337,969
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,038
Average Household Income $89,399
Per Capita Income $32,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.72%
Households 0.5% 0.67%
Families 0.44% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Danbury, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Danbury to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 7 96th
Population Density1 # 49 66th
Diversity Index2 # 11 93rd
Median Household Income # 78 46th
Per Capita Income # 93 35th

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