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Fairfield is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.

The community was named for the terrain or for town in England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Connecticut named Fairfield. For links to other places called Fairfield, CT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Fairfield is 41.175N. The longitude is -73.272W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 57,340.


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Median household income
Local
$83,512
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fairfield demographic reports
Fairfield is on Long Island Sound
Settled in 1639. Burned by the British during the Revolution, but some homes survived
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Meg Ryan, actress
· Julie Chu, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Dogwood Festival - May 11-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fairfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Old Post Road
Historic sites and museums: Ogden House, Fairfield Historical Society Museum, Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum
Colleges and universities: Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06432 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Fairfield residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairfield was $43,670, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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52% of Fairfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fairfield include Fairfield Historic District, Southport Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fairfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $918.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,125.


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Libraries in Fairfield include Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Woods Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fairfield include Fairfield Citizen News, Fairfield Minuteman

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The average commute time for Fairfield workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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