Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 85% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 72% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 67% 62%
% of adults, Obese 22% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 12% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 10% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 6% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 11% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 8% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 14% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 1.9% for Fairfield County, Connecticut; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population 941,618 +/-0 3,588,570 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 222,006 +/-1,615 773,652 +/-3,501
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 23.6% +/-0.2% 21.6% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 135,434 +/-1,810 555,023 +/-3,800
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 14.4% +/-0.2% 15.5% +/-0.1%
Population Female 483,128 +/-106 1,838,300 +/-338
% of Total Population, Female 51.3% +/- 0.0% 51.2% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 175,480 +/-0 537,728 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 18.6% +/-0.0% 15.0% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 598,017 +/-678 2,464,450 +/-1,118
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 63.5% +/- 0.1% 68.7% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 98,457 +/-942 347,674 +/-1,972
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 10.5% +/-0.1% 9.7% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 69,664 +/-1,578 238,718 +/-2,919
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 7.4% +/-0.2% 6.7% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 199,191 +/-3,984 503,209 +/-6,616
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 21.2% +/-0.4% 14.0% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Households 335,209 +/-1,494 1,354,713 +/-3,509
Owner-Occupied Households 226,707 +/-1,927 900,223 +/-5,427
Homeownership Rate 67.6% +/- 0.6% 66.5% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 133,875 +/-2,488 497,925 +/-4,606
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 39.9% +/- 0.8% 36.8% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 308,237 +/-2,860 1,232,084 +/-5,814
% of Households, with a car 92.0% +/- 0.9% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 636,392 +/-65 2,466,129 +/-406
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 64,298 +/-1,470 242,932 +/-3,632
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 10.1% +/-0.2% 9.9% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 295,047 +/-3,132 938,319 +/-6,719
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 46.4% +/-0.5% 38.0% +/-0.3%
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Median Income
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 86,670 +/-1,113 71,755 +/-473
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 923,385 +/-930 3,479,672 +/-773
Population in Poverty 81,553 +/-3,265 360,464 +/-7,432
Poverty Rate 8.8% +/-0.4% 10.4% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 196,117 +/-5,621 812,120 +/-11,234
Low-Income Rate 21.2% +/- 0.6% 23.3% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 219,170 +/-1,656 763,850 +/-3,398
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 23,736 +/-1,417 107,690 +/-2,950
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 10.8% +/- 0.7% 14.1% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 56,535 +/-2,164 229,817 +/-4,298
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 25.8% +/- 1.0% 30.1% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Fairfield County, Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 130,544 +/-461 533,413 +/-645
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 9,121 +/-669 38,003 +/-1,345
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 7.0% +/- 0.5% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 26,616 +/-1,188 122,224 +/-2,324
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 20.4% +/- 0.9% 22.9% +/- 0.4%
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(Raw DataHaven Datasets)

Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0500000US09001
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP03/0500000US09001
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP04/0500000US09001
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP05/0500000US09001