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Fairfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 61,611. Fairfield is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Fairfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fairfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fairfield are highly rated.
About Fairfield...
Population
61,611

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$597,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,841
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Fairfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179
    500
  • Theft
    1,145
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    166
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,746
National
$55,322
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Fairfield Reviews

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Thankfully have moved from Fairfield. The particular neighborhood that I resided was not inclusive. There were neighbors that wouldn’t aknowledge others. The center of town doesn’t offer much; yet is too congested. The beaches are crowded and nothing special. The residents (in one particular, “sought after” neighborhood) are extremely unfriendly and cliquish. It’s middle school all over again! Let’s just say, I kiss the ground where we currently reside.
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I give my neighborhood of Fairfield, Connecticut 5 stars. It's a beautiful neighborhood, and more importantly it offers immense opportunity to its residents. The school system is incredible; with a high rate of students going to Ivy League schools and all around good colleges. Fairfield is close to New York City, which is also a city full of opportunity. Fairfield is safe, with many things to do and see; such as the beach, and beautiful downtown shopping districts.
Lived in Manhattan for 12 years and now living in Fairfield for over 10. The good: it's safe, public schools are great, it's diverse (at least the side of town closer to Black Rock turnpike), people are well educated, streets are tidy and bucolic, great public beaches and parks, some nice restaurants (though mostly Italian). The bad: a lot of people are from or work in NYC especially in financial industries so you get a lot of that residual NY attitude. Drivers can be rude, especially all those BMWs. Houses are expensive. Being next door to Bridgeport there is an element of tension and bigotry, they are literally trying to keep people out (next step would be to build a wall!). But I left NYC to raise kids and start a new chapter and live in a place like where I grew up and haven't had any regrets. The best part is if you want diversity or excitement or something other than Italian, Manhattan is always a train ride away.