New Fairfield, Connecticut

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New Fairfield, Connecticut

Introduction to New Fairfield, Connecticut

New Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 5 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 56 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Danbury metropolitan area. New Fairfield has a population of 13,953.

New Fairfield History

The first English settlers arrived in this area in 1728. Shortly after that, 12 landowners from Squantz purchased the 31,000 acres of land on which the present day town of New Fairfield stands. In 1740, a 14 mile long area, which was known as the 'lower seven' and 'upper seven,' was incorporated as New Fairfield and Sherman, respectively.

New Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • Candlewood Lake
  • Squantz Pond State Park
  • Pootatuck State Forest
  • Hatters Park
  • Sunset Hill Golf Course
  • Danbury Railway Museum

Things To Do In New Fairfield

Candlewood Lake is a popular area where people can enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Tourists flock to this area during the summer and enjoy boating, fishing and swimming. There are several golf courses around the town as well, all of which are well maintained and popular among local golfers. The Squantz Park, which is a part of the Candlewood Lake, provides amenities for diverse activities.

New Fairfield Transportation

Stewart International is the nearest major airport.

New Fairfield Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University and Vassar College.

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High Points

New Fairfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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College Educated Adults
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Top 15% New Fairfield College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of New Fairfield, Connecticut

Comparing New Fairfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 6 3
Racial Diversity 4 6
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9

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New Fairfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06812
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.466
Longitude -73.486

New Fairfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
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New Fairfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,953 100%
Male 6,964 49.9%
Female 6,989 50.1%
Under 18 4,191 30%
18+ 9,762 70%
65+ 1,204 8.6%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.3
White 13,511 96.8%
African-American 54 0.4%
Asian 177 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0%
Other 72 0.5%
Mixed Race 133 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 393 2.8%

Estimated New Fairfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,261
Growth 308
Growth % 2.2%

New Fairfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 23.4%
Italian 23.1%
German 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
English 6.4%
Polish 4.8%
US/American 3.8%
Russian 1.6%
Hungarian 1.5%
Norwegian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Greek 1.1%
Portuguese 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
European 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Belizean 0.2%
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New Fairfield Public Libraries

New Fairfield Free Public Library
New Fairfield, Connecticut
(203) 746-9297

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