Fairfield County, Connecticut Population 2019

Fairfield County, Connecticut's estimated population is 943,457 with a growth rate of -0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfield County, Connecticut is the largest county in Connecticut.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018943,8233660.04%
2017943,457-1,345-0.14%
2016944,802-499-0.05%
2015945,3019460.10%
2014944,3554,3640.46%
2013939,9914,8940.52%
2012935,0977,2000.78%
2011927,8978,5670.93%
2010919,33091,68511.08%
1990827,64520,5022.54%
1980807,14314,3291.81%
1970792,814139,22521.30%
1960653,589149,24729.59%
1950504,34285,95820.55%
1940418,38431,6828.19%
1930386,70265,76620.49%
1920320,93675,61430.82%
1910245,32261,11933.18%
1900184,20334,12222.74%
1890150,08138,03933.95%
1880112,04216,76617.60%
187095,27617,80022.97%
186077,47617,70129.61%
185059,7759,85819.75%
184049,9172,9076.18%
183047,0104,2719.99%
182042,7391,7894.37%
181040,9502,7427.18%
180038,2081,9585.40%
179036,2500.00%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White696,286
Black or African American107,305
Some Other Race64,991
Asian48,962
Two or More Races26,861
American Indian and Alaska Native2,527
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander396

Fairfield County, Connecticut Population Pyramid 2019

Fairfield County, Connecticut Median Age

40.2


Total

38.4


Male

41.7


Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Adults

There are 727,693 adults, (140,926 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield County, Connecticut Sex Ratio

Female

485,948

51.30%

Male

461,380

48.70%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Households and Families

Fairfield County, Connecticut Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfield County, Connecticut Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All67.7%32.3%
Male54.9%45.1%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female47.7%52.3%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All337,6782.7567.7
Married181,1753.3881.4
Non Family101,2681.2853.1
Female40,9613.3547.7
Male14,2743.4854.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfield County, Connecticut Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade35,4105.51%
9th to 12th Grade32,7365.10%
High School Graduate141,04821.96%
Some College95,55514.87%
Associates Degree39,1566.10%
Bachelors Degree165,92625.83%
Graduate Degree132,57020.64%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White426,700405,862238,853
Hispanic106,75672,86018,817
Black68,43758,39914,254
Other Race39,22822,7344,024
Asian34,47331,28123,457
Multiple Races9,9208,6423,821
Native American1,8271,317293
Islander22920572

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,554$61,349$40,423
Less Than High School$23,186$26,995$17,265
High School Grad$31,832$37,288$25,942
Some College$40,590$49,648$33,308
Bachelors Degree$71,731$95,533$52,091
Graduate Degree$93,982$130,009$73,030

$50,554

Average Earnings

$61,349

Average Male

$40,423

Average Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language by Age

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

70.54% of Fairfield County, Connecticut residents speak only English, while 29.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.76% of the population.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic177,41732,14718.12%
White584,07426,8424.60%
Black104,15317,30516.61%
Other63,45413,27220.92%
Asian48,4783,9938.24%
Multiple26,1383,37512.91%
Native2,45536414.83%
Islander3604211.67%

8.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.86%

Male Poverty Rate

9.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is Other, with 20.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is White, with 4.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.08%
High School10.49%
Some College7.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.45%
Male Unemployed21.93%
Female Employed4.63%
Male Employed3.69%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$89,773$146,085
Families$109,946$173,464
Married Families$134,486$203,359
Non Families$47,629$77,367

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Married by Age and Sex

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status by Race

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans

34,000

Number of Veterans

32,029

Male Veterans

1,971

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,291
Korea4,956
World War II3,651
First Gulf War3,423
Second Gulf War3,158

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White30,1045.51%
Black2,9163.61%
Hispanic2,4211.91%
Other3790.81%
2 or More3282.63%
Asian1770.46%
Indian633.10%
Hawaiian3311.07%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Education

4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment Status

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Fairfield County, Connecticut

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bridgeport14423614593617001.18%
Stamford12263012911364835.29%
Norwalk856228843828163.29%
Danbury809038499240895.05%
Shelton395594133417754.49%
Newtown19341953190.98%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990