New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing County in Connecticut

Government and Politics

March 27, 2015


The U.S. Census Bureau reported On March 26 on where the heaviest population growth in onnecticut was concentrated last year.

The fastest and only growing county in Connecticut between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Fairfield County, whose population rose 0.4 percent over the period.

With respect to numerical growth, Fairfield County added 3,319 people over the period, more than any other county in the state.

Fairfield County is the most populous county in Connecticut, with 945,438 residents, followed by Hartford and New Haven Counties with 897,985 and 861,277 residents respectively.

This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2014. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration).

Throughout this year, on a flow basis, the Census Bureau is telling the economic side of this story through the release of statistics from its Economic Census Geographic Area Series. The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities. Data on measures such as the number of establishments and employees, revenues and payroll are included. Statistics are being provided for states, counties and places, including for more than 5,000 communities not available from previous economic censuses.