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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.
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.
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.
52% of Fairfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Fairfield include Fairfield Historic District, Southport Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fairfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $918. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,125.
Libraries in Fairfield include Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Woods Branch Library ... View libraries
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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