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Fairfield County, Connecticut

Fairfield County Connecticut
US county information
NameFairfield County
Seatnone; since 1960 Connecticut counties no longer have a county government
Fairfield (1666-1853)
Bridgeport (1853-1960)
Largest cityBridgeport
US Area
Total Area836.96 sq mi (2167.7 km2)
Land Area625.80 sq mi (1620.8 km2)
Water Area211.15 sq mi (546.9 km2)
Population916829 (2010)
Density565.5/km2 (1464.6/sq mi)
Named forThe extremely vast area of wetlands on the coast, and the large amount of inland wetlands.
Congressional district3rd
Congressional district4th
Congressional district5th

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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. 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 429,800 people; almost half the population of the county.

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. The county was also ranked sixth in per-capita personal income by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in 2005.

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