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Connecticut




Fairfield County, Connecticut

   People QuickFactsFairfield CountyConnecticut
Population, 2005 estimate 902,7753,510,297
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 2.3%3.1%
Population, 2000 882,5673,405,565
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.6%6.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 25.5%23.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 13.0%13.5%
Female persons, percent, 2005 51.3%51.4%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)83.7%84.9%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)10.7%10.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.3%0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)4.1%3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.1%0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.2%1.4%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)14.0%10.9%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 70.9%75.4%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 57.3%58.2%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 16.9%10.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 23.9%18.3%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 84.4%84.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 39.9%31.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 132,299546,813
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 28.024.4
 
Housing units, 2005 346,9421,423,343
Homeownership rate, 2000 69.2%66.8%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 34.5%35.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $288,900$166,900
 
Households, 2000 324,2321,301,670
Persons per household, 2000 2.672.53
Median household income, 2003 $60,881$56,409
Per capita money income, 1999 $38,350$28,766
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 7.3%8.0%
   Business QuickFactsFairfield CountyConnecticut
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 28,47593,0111
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 450,5171,537,4611
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 1.3%-0.6%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 78,737245,915
 
Total number of firms, 2002 96,791301,571
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.4%3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.3%0.4%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.4%2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NA0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 4.3%3.1%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.2%27.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 13,928,15945,053,345
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 51,777,23686,932,049
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 13,931,14341,952,682
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $15,569$12,129
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,368,6156,681,803
Building permits, 2005 3,11911,885
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 6,729,17230,303,9841
   Geography QuickFactsFairfield CountyConnecticut
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 6254,844
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,409.9702.9
FIPS Code 00109
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area 

1: Includes data not distributed by county.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:03:56 EST

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