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Danbury is a city in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.
The community was named after town in England.
The latitude of Danbury is 41.402N. The longitude is -73.471W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 77,353.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Danbury demographic reports
Danbury is on the Still River.
Former and merged names include:
Once a hat-making center
British forces set fire to the town in 1777
Poet Robert Lowell served six months in the federal prison here for his stance as a conscientious objector during World War II
Public transportation: Housatonic Area Regional Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 118. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1968 movie, "Rachel, Rachel"
Well-known residents have included:
· Charles E. Ives, composer
· Marian Anderson, singer
· Lindsey Jacobellis, 2006 Olympics silver medal winner (snowboarding - snowboard cross)
· Rex Stout, author
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Gloria Jean's
Local festivals include:
- Greek Experience Festival - June 8-10, 2007
- Summertime Festival of the Arts - June 16-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Danbury web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Danbury Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
Historic sites and museums: Danbury Scott-Fanton Museum and Historical Society, Danbury Railway Museum
Colleges and universities:
Western Connecticut State 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 100
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 15, 1995, at 106 degrees
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Danbury residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Danbury ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Danbury was $24,500, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Danbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Danbury festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Greek Experience Festival - J
- Summertime Festival of the Arts - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Danbury include Main Street Historic District - Danbury ... View historic districts
Median rent in Danbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $709. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,489.
Libraries in Danbury include Danbury Public Library, Long Ridge Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Danbury include Danbury News-Times
Danbury restaurants taking online reservations include Cafe on the Green ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Danbury workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Danbury between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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