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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Danbury is a town in Connecticut with a population of 84,573. Danbury is in Fairfield County. Living in Danbury offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Danbury there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Danbury and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Danbury are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,404
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Danbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    84.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,100.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Danbury

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,068
National
$55,322
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Danbury is a small town in the state of Connecticut, it's safe, it's filled with diversity, and their people are very welcoming. The town has may restaurants from different countries. There are restaurants from South America, Europe, Asia, India, The Middle East and many more. My experiences have all been positive, their schools are amazing and the real state is awesome, it's growing every day. Danbury is a town that is worth visiting!
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I moved here in 2003. Danbury was quieter. I didn't like that people went to bed by 10 PM! In all these years Danbury has done nothing but improve! Even during recession, Danbury thrived and still does. There are MANY new Restaurants, Homes, Improvements to existing locations and new build. The people here are Fantastic! If you're stopped at a red light and it turns green and you don't move right away, Danbury people will not honk the horn! If the car behind you honks, it's for sure a New Yorker! Everyone here is friendly. Having lived in Flushing, White Plains, Manhattan, New Rochelle, and Dobbs Ferry, I can say that Danbury is a little boring. There are a TON of bars. I would love if Danbury was walkable to Eateries, Cafes, etc., but it's not. You definitely need a Car unless your Downtown and walk there. There is always room for improvement in my opinion. I wish Downtown was nicer, a little more high-end..CHARMING! like Mt. Kisco, Ridgefield, or Rye!
I have lived in Danbury CT my entire life. I know the ins and outs of this city. From starting preschool all the to high school graduation. Public schooling does become over crowded due to the growing population. Although Danbury receives the least amount of government funding, we make the most of it. The connection students and their teachers build are impeccable. I have made lifelong friends here. When I have a family of my own I plan of raising them in Danbury. Danbury is also one of the most diverse cities in Connecticut. This plays a big factor because of how inviting danbury residents are to outsiders. Skin color, race, religious views, or even political views matter here. We may not be the most appealing town to others, but we all get along.