Most Expensive Fairfield Neighborhoods
Fairfield is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 61,347 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Fairfield is the 14th largest community in Connecticut.
Fairfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Fairfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Fairfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fairfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield who work in management occupations (17.07%), sales jobs (15.68%) and office and administrative support (11.21%).
Also of interest is that Fairfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Fairfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fairfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fairfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Fairfield is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Fairfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fairfield, the average commute to work is 30.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Fairfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Fairfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Fairfield is a pretty powerful place. 62.23% of the adults in Fairfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Fairfield in 2010 was $59,156, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,624 for a family of four.
The people who call Fairfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield include Irish, Italian, German, English, Polish and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Fairfield is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||20,194|
|FAIRFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||76.27%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||23.73%|
|TYPE OF FAIRFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||79.28%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.83%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||5.35%|
|SIZE OF FAIRFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||9.20%|
|AGE OF FAIRFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.17%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||21.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.54%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||22.63%|
|FAIRFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$590,304|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,766|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||1.74%|
|$50,001 - $100,000||0.51%|
|$100,001 - $200,000||1.95%|
|$200,001 - $299,000||5.51%|
|$299,001 - $399,000||15.14%|
|$399,001 - $499,000||16.68%|
|$499,001 - $749,000||28.20%|
|$749,001 - $998,000||15.44%|
|PEOPLE OF FAIRFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.08%|
|5 TO 17||19.36%|
|18 TO 24||11.28%|
|25 TO 34||6.91%|
|35 TO 54||29.43%|
|55 TO 64||11.94%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.00%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.60%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$120,082|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$59,156|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.69%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.47%)
Information Technology (3.95%)
Public Service (3.10%)
Real estate (2.98%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.82%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.03%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.01%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.41%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.17%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (24.13%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.81%)
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