Fairfield County, Connecticut

About Fairfield County

Fairfield County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The county population is 916,829 according to the 2010 Census. There are currently 1,465 people per square mile in the county.[1] It is the most populous county in the State of Connecticut and contains four of the State’s largest cities. When combined, Bridgeport (1st), Stamford (4th), Norwalk (6th) and Danbury (7th) contain about 433,368 people; almost half the population of the county. Fairfield County is located within the New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

It is one of the highest-income counties in the United States, which helps to make Connecticut one of the most affluent states in the United States. The area of the county, known as the Gold Coast, includes the entire southern portion of the county as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Super-Public Use Microdata Area (Super-PUMA) region 09600.[2] The county was also ranked sixth in per-capita personal income by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in 2005.[3]

Geography

Geography

Land

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 836.96 square miles (2,167.7 km2), of which 625.80 square miles (1,620.8 km2) (or 74.77%) is land and 211.15 square miles (546.9 km2) (or 25.23%) is water.[4]

The terrain of the county trends from flat near the coast to hilly and higher near its northern extremity. The highest elevation is 1,290 feet (393 m) above sea level along the New York state line south of Branch Hill in the Town of Sherman; the lowest point is sea level itself.

The Taconic Mountains and the Berkshire Mountains ranges of the Appalachian Mountains run through Fairfield County. The Taconics begin roughly in Ridgefield and the Berkshires begin roughly in Northern Trumbull, both running north to Litchfield County and beyond. A portion of the Taconics also is in rural Greenwich and rural North Stamford in Fairfield County and run north into Westchester County, New York, eventually re-entering Fairfield County in Ridgefield. Also a small portion of the Appalachian Trail runs through the county. The Appalachian Trail enters Connecticut in the northernmost and least populous town in the county, Sherman, and moves east into Litchfield County which encompasses the majority of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut.

The section of the Taconic Mountains range that runs through Greenwich and North Stamford of Fairfield County is also the part of the Appalachians that is closest to the coast out of the entire Appalachian Mountains.

Water

The agreed 1684 territorial limits of the county are defined as 20 miles (32 km) east of New York’s Hudson River, which extends into Long Island Sound with a southernly limit of half way to Long Island, New York. The eastern limit is defined as the half way point of the Housatonic River with New Haven County with the exception of several islands belonging wholly to Stratford. The depth of the Sound varies between 60 to 120 feet (37 m).

The county is home to the Byram River, Housatonic River, Mianus River, Mill River (Fairfield), Norwalk River, Pequonnock River, Rippowam River, and the Saugatuck River.

Cities, Towns, and Villages

  • Bethel(town)
    • Stony Hill
  • Bridgeport(city, former county seat)
    • Beardsly
    • Black Rock
      • Grover Hill
      • P.t. Barnum(P.T.)
    • Broadbridge
    • Brooklawn
    • Downtown
    • East End
    • East Side
    • Hollow
    • Lake Forest
    • Little Italy
    • Mill Hill
    • Newfield
    • North Bridgeport
    • North End
      • Trumbull Gardens (Terrace)
    • Ox Hill
    • South End
      • Marina Village
      • University of Bridgeport Campus
      • Seaside Park
    • Steel Point
    • Success
    • West Side
  • Brookfield (town)
  • Danbury(city)
    • Germantown
    • Mill Plain
    • Little Brazil
  • Darien(town)
    • Darien (Downtown)
    • Noroton
    • Noroton Heights
    • Tokeneke
  • Easton(town)
    • Aspetuck
    • Sport Hill
  • Fairfield(town)
    • Fairfield Center (Downtown)
    • Brooklawn
    • Southport
    • Stratfield
    • Greenfield Hill
    • Tunxis Hill
  • Greenwich(town)
    • Greenwich (Downtown)
    • Glenville
    • Byram
    • Chickahominy
    • Cos Cob
    • Millbrook
    • Sound Beach
    • Old Greenwich
    • Riverside
    • Back Country
    • Round Hill
    • Belle Haven
    • Mianus
  • Monroe(town)
    • Monroe Center
    • Stepney
    • Upper Stepney
    • Stevenson
  • New Canaan(town)
    • New Canaan Center
    • Silvermine (part)
  • New Fairfield(town)
    • Bigelow Corners
    • Candlewood Corners
  • Newtown(town)
    • Berkshire
    • Sandy Hook
    • Newtown (incorporated borough)
    • Dodgingtown
    • Botsford
    • Hawleyville
    • Hattertown
    • Palestine
  • Norwalk(city)
    • Central Norwalk (Downtown)
    • Cranbury (Norwalk)
    • East Norwalk
    • Rowayton
    • Silvermine (part)
    • South Norwalk (SoNo)
    • Spring Hill
    • Wall Street
    • West Norwalk
  • Redding(town)
    • Georgetown (part)
    • Redding Ridge
    • West Redding
    • Five Points
  • Ridgefield(town)
    • Branchville
    • Ridgebury
  • Shelton(city)
    • Downtown
    • Huntington
    • White Hills
    • Pine Rock Park
    • Long Hill
  • Sherman (town)
  • Stamford(city)
    • Belltown
    • Downtown
    • The Cove
    • Glenbrook
    • Newfield
    • North Stamford
    • Long Ridge
    • East Side
    • Shippan
    • Harbor Point
    • Shippan Point
    • Bulls Head
    • Springdale
    • Woodside
    • South End
    • Turn of River
    • West Side
    • Richmond Hill
    • Roxbury
    • Westover
  • Stratford(town)
    • Stratford Center
    • Hawley Lane
    • Lordship
    • Paradise Green
    • Putney
    • Oronoque
    • Success Hill
  • Trumbull(town)
    • Chestnut Hill
    • Daniels Farm
    • Long Hill
    • Nichols
    • Tashua
    • Trumbull Center
  • Weston(town)
    • Georgetown (part)
  • Westport(Town)
    • Greens Farms
    • Saugatuck
  • Wilton(town)
    • Cannondale
    • Georgetown (most)
    • Silvermine (part)

All information about Fairfield County courtesy of Wikipedia.

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