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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Fairfield County is located in Connecticut with a population of 947,328. Fairfield County is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. In Fairfield County, most residents own their homes. In Fairfield County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fairfield County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Fairfield County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$417,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,439
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Fairfield County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    128.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,060.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Fairfield County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,773
National
$55,322

Fairfield County Reviews

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Fairfield County is truly one of the most gorgeous areas of the country. From pastel pink cherry trees and dogwoods in the spring, to fiery red and orange autumns, from hot summers on the sparkling Long Island Sound, to fields blanketed in glistening snow in the winter, there is so much natural beauty in Fairfield County. The schools are excellent, many of them some of the top in the country! With cities like Stamford and Norwalk, nightlife is bright, colorful, and diverse. And only an hour from New York City without the hustle and bustle of a major city, you really can’t go wrong in Fairfield County. But be prepared to pay! This area is not cheap, rent is high, houses are expensive, and not many people seem to be moving here, and the cost of living will make your jaw drop. But despite the cost, Fairfield County is worth it. It is a wonderful place to raise a family, go to school, or retire.
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Growing up in Fairfield county was a gift. Fairfield County has amazing public schools that set students up for success. The schools have amazing teachers who put everything they have into giving their students the education they deserve.

Fairfield also has great colleges and universities that bring in the nightlife. Downtown Fairfield has many places to get together with friends and grab something to eat.

Fairfield is also a family-friendly town. With many different festivals, year-round at town hall as well as the many ice cream places and movie theaters, families are sure to have something to do every day of the week.

Fairfield is a very safe town. The first responders are always looking out for the citizens and are able to keep the community safe year around.

Overall, Fairfield is an amazing place to live.
Good for people that want to live close to NYC, but with the environment of the suburbs. Some cities are really expensive(greenwich, new canan, darien), but they are the best in the county. Night life is better is Stamford or Norwalk. I like the diversity of some cities in the county. Well, its a real good place do raise a family, good schools, no doubt about that. But in my opinion, the roads in Connecticut are not the best, especially in the winter.

Well, if you have money, go there and you will not regret about that.