Located in the southwestern corner of the state, Fairfield County is the most populated in the state at 916,829 people according to the 2010 Census. In fact, four of the State’s largest cities (Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, and Danbury) are located in Fairfield County; and combined are home to almost half the county’s population. The county is also one of the most affluent in the U.S., with the bulk of the wealth located on the “Gold Coast” from Greenwich to Fairfield. Contrarily, the county also includes lower-middle and working class cities, such as Bridgeport, Danbury, and Norwalk.
There are no county governments throughout the state of Connecticut. Instead, the individual cities/towns (or combined neighboring towns) are responsible for all local government functions, such as fire/safety, schools, and city services. Read More