8.8% Poverty Rate in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Poverty Rate in Fairfield County, Connecticut

How does the Poverty Rate in Fairfield County, Connecticut compare to other counties in Connecticut?

Connecticut County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

8.0%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut who were born citizens of the United States is 8.0%.

11.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 11.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 724,769 residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut who were born citizens of the United States, 58,260 (8.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 23,162 (11.3%) of 204,366 residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Fairfield County, Connecticut

The Poverty Rate in Fairfield County is 8.8%.
Fairfield County is in Connecticut.
Connecticut Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Newtown 3.5%

1,970

Norwalk 9.2%

87,963

Old Greenwich 4.9%

6,850

Pemberwick 5.9%

4,281

Ridgefield 2.5%

7,929

Riverside 3.9%

8,385

Bethel 2.9%

9,538

Bridgeport 20.8%

142,927

Byram 10.8%

4,601

Cos Cob 5.7%

6,803

Danbury 11.6%

81,199

Darien 3.7%

21,742

Georgetown 2.9%

1,869

Glenville 8.5%

2,264

Greenwich 7.0%

13,382

Shelton 5.4%

40,696

Southport 4.5%

1,687

Stamford 9.3%

127,945

Stratford 8.2%

52,067

Trumbull 1.9%

36,111

Westport 4.3%

27,590

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2018 Connecticut Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Connecticut in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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