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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,075
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+6,953
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married59.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.4%
Median Earnings25+$54,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,759

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,977
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone16.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,921
Median House Value$356,300

Ancestry

Irish30.3%
Italian29.2%
German18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English8.7%
Polish7.4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2.4%
Hungarian1.7%
Czech1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Portuguese1%
Canadian1%
Russian1%
Arab0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
US Virgin Isl0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
African0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Australian0.1%
South African0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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New Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6812
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.48
Approximate Longitude-73.48

New 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)

StationDANBURY
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationBULLS BRIDGE DAM
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationSTORMVILLE
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches

New Fairfield Public Libraries

New Fairfield Free Public Library
2 BRUSH HILL RD.
New Fairfield, Connecticut
(203) 312-5679

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New Fairfield Public Schools

Alternative Learning Center
54 Gillotti Road
ZIP: 6812
High
Total Enrollment 9
Consolidated School
12 Gillotti Road
ZIP: 6812
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Day Alternative Learning Program
54 Gillotti Road
ZIP: 6812
High
Total Enrollment 14
Meeting House Hill School
24 Gillotti Road
ZIP: 6812
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
New Fairfield High School
54 Gillotti Road
ZIP: 6812
High
Total Enrollment 933
New Fairfield Middle School
56 Gillotti Road
ZIP: 6812
Middle
Total Enrollment 629
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