Fairfield County, Connecticut Population 2020

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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White691,64273.24%
Black or African American107,21511.35%
Some Other Race65,1326.90%
Asian49,9275.29%
Two or More Races27,6072.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3380.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4870.05%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Population Pyramid 2020

Fairfield County, Connecticut Median Age

40.3


Total

38.7


Male

41.8


Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Adults

There are 727,441 adults, (143,419 of whom are seniors) in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fairfield County, Connecticut Sex Ratio

Female

484,385

51.29%

Male

459,963

48.71%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Households and Families

Fairfield County, Connecticut Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fairfield County, Connecticut Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All67.3%32.7%
Male54%46%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female46.7%53.3%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All340,4912.7267.3
Married181,9273.3581.6
Non Family103,2761.2752.2
Female40,8063.3346.7
Male14,4823.4354

3.26

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fairfield County, Connecticut Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34,0045.30%
9th to 12th Grade30,8864.81%
High School Graduate139,00121.66%
Some College94,36014.70%
Associates Degree39,6216.17%
Bachelors Degree169,67726.44%
Graduate Degree134,24120.92%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White422,907404,049241,075
Hispanic108,44375,65219,946
Black69,02559,58515,228
Other Race39,02423,5774,612
Asian35,20931,80424,491
Multiple Races10,2668,9613,662
Native American1,7571,281375
Islander279237123

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,380$63,825$41,798
Less Than High School$23,312$27,767$17,251
High School Grad$32,435$39,272$26,373
Some College$41,448$49,656$35,236
Bachelors Degree$73,786$96,723$54,844
Graduate Degree$96,645$133,457$74,677

$52,380

Average Earnings

$63,825

Average Male

$41,798

Average Female

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language by Age

Fairfield County, Connecticut Language

70.48% of Fairfield County, Connecticut residents speak only English, while 29.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.98% of the population.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty

Fairfield County, Connecticut Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic179,96133,18718.44%
White577,78926,8354.64%
Black104,03616,92516.27%
Other64,04313,96021.80%
Asian49,5123,7927.66%
Multiple26,9233,15311.71%
Native2,28338116.69%
Islander4455412.13%

8.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.78%

Male Poverty Rate

9.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is Other, with 21.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fairfield County, Connecticut is White, with 4.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.72%
High School10.79%
Some College7.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income

Fairfield County, Connecticut Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,969$150,822
Families$114,461$179,428
Married Families$139,188$210,395
Non Families$49,934$80,222

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

Fairfield County, Connecticut Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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

32,562

Number of Veterans

30,642

Male Veterans

1,920

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,516
Korea4,302
First Gulf War3,241
Second Gulf War3,165
World War II2,997
Name Veterans % of Total
White28,4915.23%
Black2,8543.52%
Hispanic2,5632.00%
Other6441.38%
2 or More2972.29%
Asian1530.39%
Indian844.38%
Hawaiian3910.83%

$Fairfield County, Connecticut Veterans by Education

3.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Employment Status

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Fairfield County, Connecticut Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.92%

Born in Connecticut

78.29%

Native Born

21.71%

Foreign Born

11.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.29% of Fairfield County, Connecticut residents were born in the United States, with 42.92% having been born in Connecticut. 11.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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