Fairfield County, Connecticut Population 2018

Fairfield County, Connecticut's estimated population is 949,921 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfield County, Connecticut is the 1st largest county in Connecticut.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017949,9218,3030.88%
2016941,618-7,573-0.80%
2016949,1911,0750.11%
2015948,1161,5690.17%
2014946,5473,6820.39%
2013942,8656,5200.70%
2012936,3456,9470.75%
2011929,3989,6491.05%
2010919,74992,10411.13%
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
White694,622
Black or African American107,282
Some Other Race62,931
Asian47,742
Two or More Races26,208
American Indian and Alaska Native2,441
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander392

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fairfield County, Connecticut Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fairfield County, Connecticut Median Age

39.9


Total

38.2


Male

41.4


Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Adults

There are 719,396 adults, (135,593 of which are seniors) in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield County, Connecticut Sex Ratio

Female

483,128

51.31%

Male

458,490

48.69%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Households and Families

Fairfield County, Connecticut Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfield County, Connecticut Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All67.6%32.4%
Male53.6%46.4%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
Female47.1%52.9%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfield County, Connecticut Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All335,2092.7567.6
Married179,4063.3881.7
Non Family100,1451.2752.9
Female41,5183.3847.1
Male14,1403.5153.6

3.3

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfield County, Connecticut Households

Fairfield County, Connecticut Education

Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,7705.15%
9th to 12th Grade31,5284.95%
High School Graduate142,28922.36%
Some College96,73415.20%
Associates Degree38,0245.97%
Bachelors Degree165,08925.94%
Graduate Degree129,95820.42%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White427,547406,386236,188
Hispanic103,06472,39719,323
Black67,32558,10914,035
Other Race38,29823,7574,699
Asian33,28630,16122,830
Multiple Races9,4278,3153,527
Native American1,7631,365249
Islander26523693

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 68.59%.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,085$61,154$39,482
Less Than High School$22,364$26,125$17,291
High School Grad$31,528$37,658$25,670
Some College$39,813$48,681$32,399
Bachelors Degree$69,562$93,381$50,863
Graduate Degree$92,453$127,433$71,133

$50,085

Average Earnings

$61,154

Average Male

$39,482

Average Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language by Age

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

70.76% of Fairfield County, Connecticut residents speak only English, while 29.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.50% of the population.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic172,46331,91718.51%
White586,91326,8754.58%
Black103,98818,87418.15%
Other61,19111,96619.56%
Asian47,2433,3677.13%
Multiple25,4963,36213.19%
Native2,39228611.96%
Islander34982.29%

8.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.93%

Male Poverty Rate

9.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is Other, with 19.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is Islander, with 2.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.20%.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.49%
High School10.49%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.59%
Male Unemployed21.55%
Female Employed4.71%
Male Employed3.57%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$86,670$141,494
Families$107,309$168,772
Married Families$131,185$198,553
Non Families$45,544$72,783

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

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 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status by Race

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by War

35,862

Number of Veterans

33,746

Male Veterans

2,116

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam11,920
Korea4,919
World War II4,359
First Gulf War3,510
Second Gulf War3,058

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+13,294
65 to 749,598
35 to 545,784
55 to 645,378
18 to 341,808

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White31,3585.78%
Black3,4464.31%
Hispanic2,3091.88%
Other4330.95%
2 or More3422.80%
Asian1850.50%
Indian783.92%
Hawaiian206.37%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Education

3.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment Status

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment by Age

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment by Race

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  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