Fairfield County, Connecticut Population 2021

Fairfield County, Connecticut's estimated population is 942,054 with a growth rate of -0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fairfield County, Connecticut is the 2nd largest county inConnecticut. The 2010 Population was 919,355 and has seen a growth of 2.47% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021942,054-639-0.07%
2020942,693-639-0.07%
2019943,332-639-0.07%
2018943,9719330.10%
2017943,038-1,309-0.14%
2016944,347-596-0.06%
2015944,9437470.08%
2014944,1964,2720.45%
2013939,9244,8250.52%
2012935,0997,0990.76%
2011928,0008,6450.94%
2010919,35591,71011.08%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.07%
Founded
1666
2010 Population
919,355
Growth Since 2010
2.47%
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Fairfield County, Connecticut Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White688,85672.98%
Black or African American109,18611.57%
Some Other Race63,1916.69%
Asian50,3395.33%
Two or More Races29,7403.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,0740.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5400.06%
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Fairfield County, Connecticut Population by Race

Fairfield County, Connecticut Population Pyramid $2021

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Median Age

40.6


Total

38.9


Male

42.1


Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Adults

There are 729,424 adults, (146,621 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield County, Connecticut Sex Ratio

Female

484,290

51.31%

Male

459,636

48.69%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Population by Age

Fairfield County, Connecticut Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female46.8%53.2%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Male52.8%47.2%
All67.1%32.9%
Married81.4%18.6%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fairfield County, Connecticut Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All340,1892.7267.1
Married181,9773.3581.4
Non Family103,6151.2751.6
Female40,1323.3646.8
Male14,4653.4452.8

3.27

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34,1995.32%
9th to 12th Grade29,9964.66%
High School Graduate138,17721.48%
Some College91,68314.25%
Associates Degree40,8316.35%
Bachelors Degree172,19126.77%
Graduate Degree136,20821.17%
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Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White419,662401,909242,822
Hispanic110,85177,87120,640
Black70,96460,73616,367
Other Race37,82322,9294,476
Asian35,82032,45424,802
2+ Races11,55010,1344,284
Native American1,5421,051381
Islander287241158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.24%.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,384$64,608$43,432
Less Than 9th Grade$23,798$28,854$16,993
High School Graduate$33,552$40,409$26,702
Some College$42,522$50,445$35,778
Bachelors Degree$74,470$96,278$55,775
Graduate Degree$99,580$135,051$77,956

$53,384

Average Earnings

$64,608

Average Male

$43,432

Average Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language by Age

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

70.31% of Fairfield County, Connecticut residents speak only English, while 29.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.11% of the population.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic183,38034,16518.63%
White571,85827,6644.84%
Black106,02916,25115.33%
Other62,09614,04122.61%
Asian49,9003,9527.92%
Multiple29,1442,8869.90%
Native2,01837718.68%
Islander4855511.34%

8.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.74%

Male Poverty Rate

9.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is Other, with 22.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is White, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.93%.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.76%
High School10.71%
Some College7.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.07%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.78%
Male Unemployed21.50%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed3.68%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$95,645$155,154
Families$118,752$185,124
Married Families$143,906$216,946
Non Families$51,641$82,003
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Income by Household Type

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

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31,387

Number of Veterans

29,481

Male Veterans

1,906

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,101
Korea3,886
First Gulf War3,385
Second Gulf War3,354
World War II2,486

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+12,360
65 to 748,446
35 to 544,677
55 to 644,251
18 to 341,653

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White27,4255.03%
Hispanic2,6722.05%
Black2,6503.18%
Other Race6001.33%
2+ Races3472.39%
Asian2960.75%
Native American694.10%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Race

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Education

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4.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment by Age

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment by Race

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.79%

Born in Fairfield County, Connecticut

77.98%

Native Born

22.02%

Foreign Born

11.36%

Non Citizen

10.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.98% of Fairfield County, Connecticut residents were born in the United States, with 42.79% having been born in Connecticut. 11.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Place of Birth

  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

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