Fairfield County, Connecticut

county in Connecticut, United States

Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. State of Connecticut. As of the 2020 census, the county's population was 957,419.[1] The county has a total area of 2,168 km² (837 mi²). 1,621 km² (626 mi²) of it is land and 547 km² (211 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 25.23% water.

Fairfield County
Downtown Stamford
Downtown Stamford
Map of Connecticut highlighting Fairfield County
Location within the U.S. state of Connecticut
Map of the United States highlighting Connecticut
Connecticut's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°14′N 73°22′W / 41.23°N 73.37°W / 41.23; -73.37
Country United States
State Connecticut
Seatnone; since 1960 Connecticut counties no longer have a county government
Fairfield (1666–1853)
Bridgeport (1853–1960)
Largest municipalityBridgeport (population)
Newtown (area)
 • Total837 sq mi (2,170 km2)
 • Land625 sq mi (1,620 km2)
 • Water212 sq mi (550 km2)
 • Total957,419
 • Density1,532/sq mi (592/km2)

Cities and Towns



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Census - Geography Profile: Fairfield County, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2021.