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Fairfield County, CT&

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Population
944,177
0.41% decline
Median Age
40.4
Median Household Income
$90,123
4.29% growth
Poverty Rate
8.57%
Number of Employees
476,587
0.86% growth
Median Property Value
$423,200
0.55% growth

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Economy

The economy of Fairfield County, CT employs 476,587 people. The economy of Fairfield County, CT is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Finance & Insurance; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 3.6; 1.87; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fairfield County, CT are Healthcare & Social Assistance (63,549), Retail trade (50,638), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (47,391), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($108,664), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,102), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($82,579).

Median household income in Fairfield County, CT is $90,123. Males in Fairfield County, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,196. The income inequality of Fairfield County, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.505 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fairfield County, CT. In Fairfield County, CT the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 90 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,184. Hartford County, CT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Connecticut.

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Diversity

Fairfield County, CT is home to a population of 944,177 people, from which 88.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fairfield County, CT is composed of 586,469 White residents (62.1%), 183,634 Hispanic residents (19.4%), 100,316 Black residents (10.6%), 49,282 Asian residents (5.22%), and 16,628 Two+ residents (1.76%). The most common foreign languages in Fairfield County, CT are Spanish (135,401 speakers), Portuguese (18,803 speakers), and French Creole (11,270 speakers), but compared to other places, Fairfield County, CT has a relative high number of Portuguese (18,803 speakers), Hungarian (1,362 speakers), and Italian (10,176 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Fairfield County, CT awarded 10,437 degrees. The student population of Fairfield County, CT is skewed towards females, with 4,487 male students and 5,950 female students. Most students in Fairfield County, CT are White (5,598 and 53.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,641 and 15.7%), Black or African American (1,265 and 12.1%), and Unknown (896 and 8.58%). The largest universities in Fairfield County, CT by number of graduates are Sacred Heart University (1,981 and 19%), Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (1,885 and 18.1%), and Fairfield University (1,378 and 13.2%). The most popular majors in Fairfield County, CT are General Psychology (363 and 3.48%), Registered Nursing (362 and 3.47%), and General Business Administration & Management (240 and 2.3%). The median tuition costs in Fairfield County, CT are $38,050 for private four year colleges, and $5,216 and $16,882 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfield County, CT is $423,200, which is 2.06 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $420,900 to $423,200, a 0.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Fairfield County, CT is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Fairfield County, CT have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fairfield County, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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