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Danbury, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Danbury is the 7th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 83,866 as of July 1, 2020. 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 41.3948 and longitude -73.454 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Danbury 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 400 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Danbury: Beantown, The Hatchery.


Danbury, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 83,866 (100%)
Population in Households 80,135 (95.6%)
Population in Families 63,318 (75.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,731 ( 4.4%)
Population Density 1,999
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $71,128
Average Household Income $95,158
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $34,083
Wealth Index5 103


Total HU (Housing Units) 32,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,570 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,336 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,656 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $302,239
Average Home Value $326,304
Housing Affordability Index3 114


Total Households 29,906
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 19,601
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.35% 0.26%
Households 0.33% 0.23%
Families 0.24% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%


Danbury, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Danbury to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 48 67th
Median Household Income # 86 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 36 25th
Per Capita Income # 101 30th
Diversity Index # 11 93rd

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