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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 46 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Bridgeport metropolitan statistical area.

Fairfield History

Some Puritans and Congregationalists were granted permission to settle in Connecticut in 1635 so that they could run an ecclesiastical society according to their own rules and regulations. The Fundamental Orders, a set of administrative and legal regulations, was adopted on January 14, 1639. Roger Ludlow, the framer of the Fundamental Orders, bought land in the area and named it Fairfield. The residents of this town supported the cause for independence from England during the Revolutionary War. As a result, the entire town was burned down in 1779 by British troops. However, the town was gradually built back and World War I triggered the development of the area.

Fairfield and nearby Attractions

  • Southport Beach
  • Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum
  • Aloysisus P. Kelley Theatre
  • South Benson Marina
  • Greenfield Hill Historic District
  • Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course

Things To Do In Fairfield

The town of Fairfield is the ideal destination for golf lovers. The Pine Creek Park Golf Course, Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course and H Smith-Richardson Golf Club offer world class facilities to the players. The Pequot Yacht Club and the South Benson Marina offer opportunities to indulge in a variety of water sports. History lovers will also find it interesting to visit the Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum, the Historical Society of Fairfield and the Ogden House. There are numerous parks dotting the streets of Fairfield where one can enjoy family outings.

Fairfield Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.

Fairfield Higher Education

Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University are the local institutes of higher learning. The University of Bridgeport and Norwalk Community College are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,114
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+27,975
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.3%
Median Earnings25+$69,799
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,913
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,539

Wealth

Median Family Income$151,583
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation12.2%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,752
Median House Value$589,500

Ancestry

Irish23.6%
Italian19.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
German11.9%
English10%
Polish7.2%
Hungarian3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Russian3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Swedish2.5%
Canadian1.4%
Arab1.4%
Brazilian1%
Dutch0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Greek0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Czech0.5%
African0.5%
Macedonian0.4%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Albanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6824, 6825
Company Zip Codes6828
Phone Area Codes203,475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.13
Approximate Longitude-73.28

Fairfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Fairfield Public Libraries

Fairfield Public Library
1080 OLD POST RD.
Fairfield, Connecticut
(203) 256-3155

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Fairfield Public Schools

Burr Elementary School
1960 Burr Street
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Dwight Elementary School
1600 Redding Road
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Road
ZIP: 6824
High
Total Enrollment 1541
Fairfield Woods Middle School
1115 Fairfield Woods Road
ZIP: 6824
Middle
Total Enrollment 915
Holland Hill School
200 Meadowcroft Road
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Jennings School
31 Palm Drive
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Mckinley School
60 Thompson Street
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Osborn Hill School
760 Stillson Road
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Riverfield School
1625 Mill Plain Road
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
689 Unquowa Road
ZIP: 6824
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Sherman School
250 Fern Street
ZIP: 6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Tomlinson Middle School
200 Unquowa Road
ZIP: 6824
Middle
Total Enrollment 720
Early Childhood Center
755 Melville Avenue
ZIP: 6825
Primary
Total Enrollment 111
Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
ZIP: 6825
High
Total Enrollment 1442
Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School
1571 Stratfield Road
ZIP: 6825
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
North Stratfield School
190 Putting Green Road
ZIP: 6825
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Stratfield School
1407 Melville Avenue
ZIP: 6825
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Mill Hill School
635 Mill Hill Terrace
ZIP: 6890
Primary
Total Enrollment 413

Fairfield Private Schools

Fairfield College Preparatory
1073 N Benson Rd
ZIP: 6824
Secondary
Total Enrollment 904
Fairfield Country Day School
2970 Bronson Rd
ZIP: 6824
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 236
Great Beginnings Montessori School
148 Beach Rd
ZIP: 6824
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Hunt Ridge Montessori School
834 Brookside Dr
ZIP: 6824
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
St Thomas Aquinas Elementary School
1719 Post Rd
ZIP: 6824
Elementary
Total Enrollment 411
Notre Dame Catholic High School
220 Jefferson St
ZIP: 6825
Secondary
Total Enrollment 385
Our Lady Of The Assumption/holy Family School
605 Stratfield Rd
ZIP: 6825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
St Catherine Academy
760 Tahmore Dr
ZIP: 6825
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
The Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Rd
ZIP: 6825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
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