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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
New Fairfield is a town in Connecticut with a population of 14,091. New Fairfield is in Fairfield County. Living in New Fairfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Fairfield there are a lot of parks. Residents of New Fairfield tend to lean liberal. The public schools in New Fairfield are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$356,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,180
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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New Fairfield 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in New Fairfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,402
National
$55,322
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New Fairfield Reviews

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New Fairfield feels like every John Green book but smaller and significantly less funny. It's a pretty sandwiched town; being an hour and a half away from New York and thirty minutes to the closest mall. There are no sidewalks so if you have to get anywhere in town you have to drive or make friends with people who drive. There are no arcades, bowling allies, or movie theaters, but we do have a Starbucks! Without any gathering places, it becomes so easy to be an anti-social person but luckily the school system provides many after-school activities.
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New Fairfield, CT is a small suburban almost rural community in southwestern Connecticut. It lacks much of what one would like in a growing town. There is not much of a main street, besides a grocery store, a few restaurants, and some other small shops. Recently, sidewalks have been installed in the center of town which has certainly helped with moving towards a communal central location; however, much of the town is made up of hills which makes it very difficult to get any where by foot. The town itself is relatively safe and the school system is very good, with the middle school having been awarded state middle school of the year a few years back.
Lots of sports! Small town atmosphere. Great library and senior center.
Lake sports and hiking. Neighbors generally care about each other and the town selectmen and elected officials truly look after the town and the citizens that live here.