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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    C-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  11. Commute
    B
Fairfield County is located in Connecticut with a population of 944,348. 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
$422,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,470
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Fairfield County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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
    14%
  • 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
    10%
    13%

Working in Fairfield County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,969
National
$55,322

Fairfield County Reviews

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I would most definitely love to see an increase in diversity in the near future, especially with regards to the Fairfield public schools. Having more students of diverse backgrounds broadens perspectives, fosters a beautiful learning environment, promotes unity, exemplifies the demographics of the real world, works into the fight against racism and inequality, builds relationships -- the list goes on and on. I therefore implore the town of Fairfield to do a better job of of building a more accepting and diverse community. Increase the affordability of housing in Fairfield County, and use "exchange program" type initiatives to pull in students from neighboring towns like Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, the Greater Hartford Area, etc., that may not have equal opportunities to optimal education. Not only will this provide these students to opportunities for a better future, but this will advance Fairfield public schools as well.
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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.
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.