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Time Zone: Fairfield County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Fairfield County is one of the original counties of Connecticut and was founded in 1666.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fairfield had a population of 901,208 people. This is an increase of 2.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 882,567 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fairfield represented 25.92% of the total population of Connecticut, making it the state's most populous county (out of 8 counties).

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

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
2000882,567The Last Census

More information can be found on the Fairfield County Census Page for Fairfield County.


Below are some of the communities located in Fairfield County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Fairfield County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bridgeport   137,298139,5291.6% decrease  
Bridgeport   137,298139,5291.6% decrease  
Stamford   121,026117,0833.37% increase  
Stamford   121,026117,0833.37% increase  
Norwalk   83,80282,9511.03% increase  

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<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. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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