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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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Danbury is a town in Connecticut with a population of 84,479. 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
$296,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    62.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155
    500.1
  • Theft
    971
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101
    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
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Danbury

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,672
National
$55,322
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Danbury has so much to offer as a city! There are a variety of restaurants from different cultural backgrounds to choose from. The nightlife is present depending on the location, and the education is prominent. There are only two public High Schools and one private. The two public High Schools (Danbury High School and Abbott Tech) are good schools. The college prep between Danbury High School and Abbott varies. Furthermore, Abbott helps prep students for a specific trade or trade school while DHS focuses more on sending kids to college.
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Firstly, I’m gonna nitpick the fact that this site is calling Danbury a town. It’s a city not a town. It’s literally the City of Danbury. But anyways, I’ve lived in Danbury my whole life and it has its pros and cons. The public school system is amazing considering we have the largest high school in CT. Danbury High has greater opportunities than any other high school in the state. We have the mall which does provide a decent amount of job opportunities and there’s been lots of new apartments/homes being built for housing opportunities. Prices may not be the greatest but that depends on where you are in Danbury really. It’s an extremely diverse city and we’re also a pretty quick drive to NY. Overall, it’s not the worst place in CT at all. Personally, it’s better being in Danbury than being in Waterbury or Hartford soooo.
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!