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The 2000 Census showed that Fairfield County had a population of 882,567 people. This represented 25.92% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's most populous county (out of 8 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fairfield had a population of 901,208 people. This is an increase of 2.11% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010916,829+3.88%+1.73% since 2009
2009901,208+2.11%+0.76% since 2008
2008894,401+1.34%+0.6% since 2007
2007889,067+0.74% 
2006888,526+0.68%-0.28% since 2005
2005891,015+0.96%-0.14% since 2004
2004892,291+1.1% 
2003892,311+1.1%+0.19% since 2002
2002890,635+0.91%+0.29% since 2001
2001888,036+0.62%+0.62% since 2000
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2000882,567The Last Census

Fairfield County had 339,466 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fairfield County has a total area<3> of 836 square miles [2,167 km²]. Of this total, 625 square miles [1,620 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (25.23%) being water (211.2 square miles [546 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fairfield County had a population density of 1,410 people per square mile [544 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Connecticut.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Fairfield County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fairfield and the state of Connecticut.

Click here for the Fairfield County QuickFact (QF-09001).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Fairfield County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
BridgeportQF-0908000137,298139,529-1.6%
BridgeportQF-0908070137,298139,529-1.6%
StamfordQF-0973000121,026117,0833.37%
StamfordQF-0973070121,026117,0833.37%
NorwalkQF-095599083,80282,9511.03%
NorwalkQF-095606083,80282,9511.03%
DanburyQF-091843079,74374,8486.54%
DanburyQF-091850079,74374,8486.54%
GreenwichQF-093362062,36861,1012.07%
FairfieldQF-092662057,57857,3400.42%
StratfordQF-097419048,95249,976-2.05%
SheltonQF-096810040,30538,1015.78%
SheltonQF-096817040,30538,1015.78%
TrumbullQF-097720034,91834,2431.97%
NewtownQF-095298026,84225,0317.24%
WestportQF-098350026,79925,7494.08%
RidgefieldQF-096397024,22823,6432.47%
DarienQF-091885020,29219,6073.49%
New CanaanQF-095058020,00019,3953.12%
MonroeQF-094862019,43519,2470.98%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Fairfield County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
LitchfieldQF-09005   N188,728182,1933.59%
New HavenQF-09009   NE848,006824,0082.91%
Dutchess (NY)QF-36027   NW293,562280,1504.79%
Putnam (NY)QF-36079   NW99,26595,7453.68%
Westchester (NY)QF-36119   SW955,962923,4593.52%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fairfield. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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