Fairfield County, Connecticut 

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Population

956,446

+8.4% since 2000

Unemployment Rate

8.2%

Cost of Living

138.6 / 100

Median Home Price

$552,700

Median Income

$101,194

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 5.1

summer / winter

United States / Connecticut / No Metro Area / Fairfield County / Cities / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Fairfield County, CT is a county located in Southwestern Connecticut with a population of nearly 900,000 people. It is part of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area and is home to numerous cities, towns and villages. The county offers a variety of attractions, including numerous historic sites and parks, unique shopping locations and lively entertainment districts. Fairfield also boasts some of the best schools in the nation as well as several healthcare centers. Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City.
State: Connecticut
County: Fairfield County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Bridgeport, Stamford, 88 total
Zip Codes: 06902, 06810, 06606, 06484, 06611, 06824, 06614, 06811, 06854, 06604, 46 total
Cost of Living: 38.6% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Pros
Diverse economy
Close to New York City
Good climate for region
Cons
Some blighted areas
Cost of living
Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fairfield County is 8.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairfield County jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fairfield County's cost of living is 38.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fairfield County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Fairfield County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Fairfield county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.9% to 35.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fairfield County's population is 956,446 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fairfield County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.5%.

SCHOOLS
Fairfield County public schools spend $18,582 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Fairfield County. More Education



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Housing Market in fairfield

It's a good time to buy in Fairfield. Home Appreciation is up 11.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fairfield is .

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ZIP CODES IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
06902, 06810, 06606, 06484, 06611, 06824, 06614, 06811, 06854, 06604, 46 total

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