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Welcome to Danbury ...

The city of Danbury is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The pronunciation of Danbury: dan-burr-e<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Danbury has a population of 84,694 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Danbury.

Danbury is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Danbury: (203) and (475)<5>

The ZIP codes for Danbury: 06810-06811, 06813-06814, 06816-06817<6>

Websites for Danbury ...

Official Website:   www.ci.danbury.ct.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Danbury had an population of 84,694 people. This is an increase of 4.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Danbury had a population of 80,893 people (which is 8.82% of the total population of Fairfield County). This makes Danbury the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Danbury represents 2.26% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 80,893 people, the population of Danbury increased 8.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 74,848 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Danbury.

Adding Danbury to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Danbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Danbury elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Danbury on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Danbury on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Danbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Danbury - they are located in Iowa, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Saskatchewan, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Danbury.

Communities near Danbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Danbury.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Danbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Danbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<9>
  • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Danbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
  • Shelton [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
    • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Danbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Danbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Trumbull [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trumbull
      • Trumbull [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Danbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trumbull have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trumbull
    • Carmel [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
      • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Danbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
    • Westport [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Danbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Newtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
      • Newtown [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Danbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newtown<9>
    • New Milford [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Milford
      • New Milford [Litchfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Danbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Milford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Danbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Danbury.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Danbury. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Danbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Danbury. Our list includes 49 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Danbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Danbury ...

Looking for more information about Danbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Danbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Danbury.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Danbury: www.ci.danbury.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Danbury. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Danbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Danbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Danbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Danbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Danbury includes: 06810, 06813, 06816 & 06817.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Danbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Danbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Danbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3956, Longitude: -73.4536    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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